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Monte Carlo, MC

Monte Carlo is officially an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo / Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located.

Monte Carlo is officially an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo / Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally, the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo / Spélugues also includes the wards of La Rousse / Saint Roman, Larvotto / Bas Moulins and Saint Michel.

The permanent population of the ward of Monte Carlo is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000. Monaco has four traditional quarters. From west to east they are: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo.

Impressions

Monte-Carlo, resort, one of the four quartiers (sections) of Monaco. It is situated on an escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, on the Mediterranean, just northeast of Nice, France. In 1856 Prince Charles III of Monaco granted a charter allowing a joint stock company to build a casino. The casino opened in 1861 and five years later, the district around it was declared by the prince to be Monte-Carlo.

To revitalize the principality’s economy, Monte-Carlo was transformed into a luxuriously beautiful playground for the world’s rich. The casino includes an opera house (1878). The International Sporting Club (1932) is nearby. The gambling tables are open only to visitors to Monaco. The casino operating company, which was taken over by the government in 1967, contributes less than 5 percent of the annual state budget.

High-rise hotels and apartment buildings have replaced many of Monte-Carlo’s picturesque villas.

Getting there

By any means or by choice of public transport services. Click Directions to get directions to this location on Google Maps.

The Country

You will be dazzled and amazed at each turn, at the heart of the City of Princes. From the old town, a veritable open air museum, to the Place du Casino, unique in the world, discover the history of the Grimaldis.

A modern town, Monaco has extended its territory by reclaiming land from the sea; do not miss the Fontvieille district rising up from the water, where technology sits side by side with art. Immerse yourself in the heart of the teeming town by strolling around the typical market of la Condamine and discover the Moneghetti area.

The Weather

Here’s the weather for the capital city. The data is provided by OpenWeather where you also may finetune according to the location of your choice.

MONTE CARLO WEATHER

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