Theme Week Monaco – La Condamine

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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La Condamine and Port Hercule © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0

La Condamine and Port Hercule © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0

La Condamine is the central Ward in Monaco. The city district is located around Port Hercule (Port de Monaco) and is surrounded itself by the districts of Monaco-Ville, Fontvieille, Jardin Exotique, Les Moneghetti, Ravin de Sainte-Dévote and Monte-Carlo. Condamine dates from the Middle Ages, and means cultivable land.

Port Hercules is the only deep-water port in Monaco. The port has been in use since ancient times. The modern port was completed in 1926, and underwent substantial improvements in the 1970s. It covers almost 40 acres (160,000 m2), enough to provide anchorage for up to 700 vessels. Harbour pilots are required for all vessels longer than 30 metres. The depth of water in the harbour ranges from seven metres for standard berths and up to 40 metres for the outer piers and cruise ship docks. In 2010 the Finnish manufacturer of marinas and pontoons Marinetek was hired to deliver three new pontoons to Port Hercule. Monaco’s old fixed piers were replaced by Marinetek‘s floating concrete pontoons. The renovation was completed in 2011.

La Condamine and Port Hercule © Rundvald La Condamine and Port Hercule © Smiley.toerist/cc-by-sa-4.0 La Condamine and Port Hercule © Fabio Visconti La Condamine and Port Hercule © Fabio Visconti La Condamine and Port Hercule © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0 La Condamine and Port Hercule © Florian K./cc-by-sa-3.0
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La Condamine and Port Hercule © Smiley.toerist/cc-by-sa-4.0
The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport. The circuit has been called “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige”.

A municipal sports complex, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium in the Port Hercules district consists of a heated saltwater Olympic-size swimming pool, diving boards and a slide. The pool is converted into an ice rink from December to March.

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