Monte Carlo

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About Monte Carlo
To all intents and purposes Monte Carlo and Monaco can be considered the same place.

The marina area is at sea level with the rest of the town build around it.

Much of Monte Carlo is made up over very characterless apartment blocks which are nevertheless home to the super rich due to Monaco's tax status. If you look past this however, there are pockets of real charm and in particular the area around the casino.

The Japanese Gardens located on Avenue Princesse Grace just adjacent to Larvotto Beach, is a peaceful garden to stroll through. This small garden features a waterfall, Koi fish pond and Japanese teahouse located in the centre of the gardens.

Visit the world famous Casino Square where you can enjoy a coffee, stroll around the surrounding gardens, visit the casino and admire some of the most luxurious cars in the world which pass by.

There are plenty of opportunity to part with your money, Le Metropole Shopping Center features high end boutiques. There are also lots of smaller shops as you stroll around.

The F1 Grand Prix is held on the third week of May.

Visitors can go through the home of Prince Albert and see where he lives, the throne and artefacts of the Principality's history at Les Grands Appartements du Palais. If you are visiting around lunchtime, the changing of the guard ceremony starts at 11:55am and takes about 10 minutes. You can also visit the Musee du Palais du Prince, with more historical artefacts, mementos and documents from the era of Napoleon Bonaparte. (The palace tour is only operational from June 1 to October 31, the museum is open year round).

Monaco Cathedral, built in 1875 is located in the old city, and is where Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly married and also where they are buried.

The national food of Monaco is ‘Stocafi’ (cod in tomato sauce). Cuisine is a mix of both French and Italian influences as well as plenty of fresh fish and seafood dishes.

Pastries are widely available and popular and include 'barbagiuan' (rice and pumpkin stuffed pastry with a unique blend of orange flower water and almonds), 'fougasse' (aniseed pastry) and 'socca' (pancakes made with chickpea flour).
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Cruise ships generally tie up in the old Port Hercule, along the brand new quay, nearly quarter of a mile long, known as the Nouvelle Digue de Monaco.

The town is an easy walk from the port area, however if you wish to visit the older parts of the city, and particularly the Casino area you should be prepared for some steep walks uphill.

There's very little at the pier itself. At the end of the pier, walk along the seawall adjacent to the yacht harbour to get to the city of Monte Carlo (about a mile from the ship) or take an elevator and stairs (about 500 yards) to Old Town (Monaco-Ville) where you will find the Palais Princier and the Oceanographic Museum.
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