Monte Carlo Hotels, Monaco
Monte Carlo Hotels
Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine Aparthotel
Appart’Hotel Odalys Les Jardins d’Elisa
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Le Qaui Des Princes
Marriott Rivera La Porte De Monaco
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A Monte Carlo Brief Introduction
Monte Carlo is not the capital of Monaco but its government district. It is the heartland of Monaco’s business and recreation. Monaco-Ville is the old city, the Condamine is port quarter, and Fontvieille its recreation and light industry districts.
Monte Carlo is an official administrative area of the Principality of Monaco. It is the famous place where the Monte Carlo Casino is located.
The ward of Monte Carlo (literally means “Mount Charles”) is located on a escarpment (a surface of a cliff or steep slope) at the base of the Maritime Alps. The name is in honor of the former reigning prince Charles II of Monaco.
A historical record mentioned the port of Monaco as early as 43 BC where Julius Caesar was waiting for Pompey with his fleet.
Brief Historical Background
The history of Monaco dates back when it was ruled by the Grimaldi family who are related to a statesman during the early crusades. Monaco received autonomy in 1524 but had difficulty keeping it and so it fell at times under the Spanish, Sardinian and French domination.
In the 1850s, the Monacos went bankrupt and lost its towns and its major sources of revenues. During that period, many smaller town in Europe started to develop due to their casinos, especially the German towns.
Charles III Monaco, among others, granted a concession to investors to establish various facilities and to build a casino in Monaco. The first casino, La Condamine was not successful and so it was move in various places. When the railway was built in 1868, influx of people made Monte Carlo grow its wealth.
Monaco Hotels & Tourism
Attractions & Popular Places
Place du Casino – gambling center that made Monte Carlo world famous
Hotel de Paris, the Café de Paris, the Salle Garnier (casino theatre)
Larvotto – Monaco’s only public beach
The Grimaldi Forum – new convention center
The Monte Calro Bay Hotel & Resort
Saint Charles Church on Monte Carlo’s Avenue Sainte-Charles
Circuit de Monaco – Formula One Monaco grand Prix host
The Monte Carlo rally – longest running car rallies
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