It’s convenient to get to Monaco by train from Mentone or Nice. The rail travels along the coast would give you unforgettable impressions of the beautiful sea and beaches. If you want to go to Monaco by car, keep in mind that parking in this country incredibly expensive. Here are some of the most interesting places in Monaco.
The Prince’s Palace: Coming to Monaco is nothing if you don’t visit the Prince’s Palace. In summer, when the princely family is out, the palace is opened for visitors. The raised flag over the palace is a sign of the prince’s presence. The most of the details date the 16th century, and some them are even of the 13th century. Outside the palace is very beautiful. Though there are always a lot of tourists and sometimes their number is just frightening. Thousands of paparazzi spend all the day with the only reason – to make a photo of a member of the princely family.
Casino in Monte-Carlo: Another obligatory point of visiting in Monaco is, of course, the marvellous casino in Monte-Carlo, built in 1878. By the way, this building is the prototype of the famous Paris Opera. In front of the casino takes place the enormous square, decorated with flowers. It is a splendid place for making photos. Before coming in, you may watch for a while at the arrival of posh limousines. From early evening start to appear lines of fabulous cars, that get rich sirs and madams to try their luck. The rich come inside and the doors are densely closed. Only a few of them appear in the same hall with tourists, who play cards at the small tables. In the area for the rich everything is absolutely different. The celebrities and millionaires shake each other’s hands and are followed to the private salons. Simple people can get there by two ways: they can either pay for enter, or to be dressed exactly according the dress-code.
Having rest in Monaco: In Monaco, in the old part of the city, in casino or in front of Prince’s Palace you’ll always be surrounded by crowds of tourists. But if there any place, where one can have a really quiet time? If you go to the very east of the city, you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy the silence on a small beach. Unfortunately, the sun there quickly hides behind the skyscrapers. The way passes by the Japanese Garden. Luckily, this small piece of Japan is not so popular with tourists. In the north-west of the city you’ll find ‘Jardin Exotique’. The exotic garden was created in 1933.
Everybody should come to Monaco at least once. If not for looking at Prince’s Palace, then just for visiting the casino and the unforgettable auto-show.
Culled from: www.orangesmile.com