photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
James F. | profile | all galleries >> Galleries >> Monte Carlo tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (literally "Mount Charles") was our fifth stop on this cruise. It is situated at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Rivera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo "an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth". It is also the location of the Hotel de Paris, the Caf de Paris, and the Salle Garnier (the casino theatre which is the home of the Opera de Monte Carlo. Charles III of Monaco was responsible for turning the Monte Carlo district and Manaco into a thriving town.

Founded in 1866, Monte Carlo has a name of Italian origin meaning "Mount Charles", in honor of the then-reigning prince, Charles III of Monaco. The history of the area and the ruling Grimaldi family, however, dates back centuries. The port of Monaco is first mentioned in historical records as early as 43BC, when Julius Ceasar concentrated his fleet there while waiting in vain for Pompey.
Monaco officially received full autonomy in 1524, but experienced difficulty retaining power, and on occasions briefly fell under the domination of Spain, Sardinia, and France.
previous pagepages 1 2 ALL next page
Monte Carlo:  Off our ship at sunset
Monte Carlo: Off our ship at sunset
View from the Prince of Monaco's Palace
View from the Prince of Monaco's Palace
View from off the back of our ship
View from off the back of our ship
Grand Prix of Monaco
Grand Prix of Monaco
Famous Monte Carlo Casino... Where they filmed the James Bond movie...
Famous Monte Carlo Casino... Where they filmed the James Bond movie...
Exotic cars parked every where in front of the casino...
Exotic cars parked every where in front of the casino...
Hotel de Paris
Hotel de Paris
Some other great ways to get around...
Some other great ways to get around...
g9/89/835989/3/156229232.AfEOkigL.jpg 22 Euros for 12 stops and you can get on and off all day with one pass... A great way to see the city...
22 Euros for 12 stops and you can get on and off all day with one pass... A great way to see the city...
Your own open top experience to see Monte Carlo
Your own open top experience to see Monte Carlo
Locals...
Locals...
previous pagepages 1 2 ALL next page