Theme Week Monaco – Monte Carlo

Saturday, 31 December 2016 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General

Monte Carlo and Port Hercule © Martinp1/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monte Carlo and Port Hercule © Martinp1/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monte Carlo officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo, 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 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.

Monte Carlo is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. 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 Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris, and the Salle Garnier.

Monte Carlo and Port Hercule © Martinp1/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Katonams/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hotel de Paris © Jordiferrer/cc-by-sa-4.0 Monte Carlo Casino © Mat Strange/cc-by-3.0 Casino de Monte-Carlo © Fruitpunchline/cc-by-sa-4.0 Salle Garnier - Opéra de Monte-Carlo © flickr.com - Robin/cc-by-2.0
<
>
Salle Garnier - Opéra de Monte-Carlo © flickr.com - Robin/cc-by-2.0
The Opéra de Monte-Carlo or Salle Garnier was built to designs of the architect Charles Garnier, who also designed the Paris opera house now known as the Palais Garnier. Although much smaller, the Salle Garnier is very similar in style with decorations in red and gold, and frescoes and sculptures all around the auditorium. It was inaugurated on 25 January 1879 with a performance by Sarah Bernhardt dressed as a nymph. The first opera performed there was Robert Planquette‘s Le Chevalier Gaston on 8 February 1879, and that was followed by three more in the first season.

The Hôtel de Paris, established in 1864 by Charles III of Monaco, is located on the west side of the Place du Casino in the heart of Monte Carlo. It belongs to the Société des bains de mer de Monaco (SBM), and is part of the elite Palace Grand Hotels in Monaco with the Hotel Hermitage, the Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel on Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, the Metropole Hotel and Fairmont hotel. The hotel has 106 rooms divided into four groups based on type of view, decoration and luxury. The Exclusive City View offers 20 rooms, the Superior Courtyard has 29 large rooms, the Exclusive Sea View 59 and the Exclusive Casino has six. Additionally there are 74 suites and junior suites which are grouped similarly, offering more luxury than the rooms. There are single and double suites as well as courtyard junior suites and Sea/Casino Junior suites. There is also one Presidential suite.

Here you can find the complete Overview of all Theme Weeks.

Read more on Monte-Carlo.mc, Monte Carlo SBM, Casino de Monte-Carlo and Wikipedia Monte Carlo. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna

[caption id="attachment_152583" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Emilia-Romagna Provinces © Rarelibra[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Emilia–Romagna is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2 (8,666 sq mi), and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia–Romagna is one of the richest, most developed regions in Europe, and it has the third highest GDP per capita in Italy. Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy's highest ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Tuscany - Carrara

Theme Week Tuscany - Carrara

[caption id="attachment_152575" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piazza Alberica with Beatrice Maria d'Este monument © Davide Papalini[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carrara is a city and comune in the province of Massa-Carrara, notable for the white or blue-grey marble quarried there. It is on the Carrione River, some 100 kilometres (62 mi) west-northwest of Florence. Its motto is Fortitudo mea in rota (Latin for "My force is in the wheel"). The quarry workers, including the stone carvers, had radical beliefs that set them ...

[ read more ]

Vancouver Island in British Columbia

Vancouver Island in British Columbia

[caption id="attachment_151839" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Oak Bay © flickr.com - rpaterso/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. Originally called Quadra and Vancouver Island after Spanish navigator Juan de la Bodega y Quadra and British navy officer George Vancouver, the island was first explored by British and Spanish expeditions in the late 18th century. The former's name was eventually dropped and it has since be...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

[caption id="attachment_153573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © dreamsicilyvillas.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Prizzi is a town and comune of 5,100 inhabitants in the province of Palermo. It is located 84 km (52 mi) south of the city of Palermo at an altitude of 1045 m (3,428 ft) above sea level on a hill in the upper valley of the River Sosio. Prizzi is surrounded by the comuni of Campofelice di Fitalia, Castronovo di Sicilia, Corleone, Lercara Friddi, Palazzo Adriano, and Vicari. Traces have been found of a small ...

[ read more ]

Port Phillip Bay in Australia

Port Phillip Bay in Australia

[caption id="attachment_153657" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The memorial at Sorrento marking the site of the first British settlement on Port Phillip Bay in 1803 © Adam Carr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Phillip (also commonly referred to as Port Phillip Bay or (locally) just The Bay), is a large bay in southern Victoria; it is the location of Melbourne. Geographically, the bay covers 1,930 square kilometres (480,000 acres) and the shore stretches roughly 264 km (164 mi). Although it is extremely shallow for its size, mos...

[ read more ]

The IJsselmeer

The IJsselmeer

[caption id="attachment_153695" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Volendam © FaceMePLS[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]IJsselmeer is a shallow artificial lake of 1100 km² in the central Netherlands bordering the provinces of Flevoland, North Holland and Friesland, with an average depth of 5 to 6 m. It is named after the IJssel river that drains into it via a smaller lake, the Ketelmeer. The IJsselmeer is the largest lake in Western Europe. The IJsselmeer functions as a major fresh water reserve, serving as a source for agriculture an...

[ read more ]

Malmö, Sweden's gateway to the continent

Malmö, Sweden's gateway to the continent

[caption id="attachment_148970" align="aligncenter" width="509"] Malmö Collage © Twowells[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Over the past decade, Malmö has undergone a most dramatic post-industrial transformation. This cosmopolitan city has "reclaimed" the seafront, where entire new city districts full of interesting modern architecture and bustling street life have been constructed. Of course, another radical change has been the mighty Öresund Bridge, opened in 2000, which connects Malmö with Denmark's capital Copenhagen, just twe...

[ read more ]

Byron Bay in Australien

Byron Bay in Australien

[caption id="attachment_151438" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bryon Bay © Travis.Thurston/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales. It is located 772 kilometres (480 mi) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 mi) south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. The town has a permanent population of 5,000. The town is in turn the nucleus of Byron Shire, which has i...

[ read more ]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲
Port of Fontvieille © Georges Jansoone/cc-by-3.0
Theme Week Monaco – Fontvieille

Fontvieille is the southernmost ward in the Principality of Monaco. It was developed by an Italian architect, Manfredi Nicoletti, between...

Sonoma Vineyards in Russian River Valley © flickr.com - Simon Davison/cc-by-2.0
California’s Wine Country

The Wine Country is an area of Northern California known worldwide as a premium wine-growing region. Viticulture and wine-making have...

Larvotto Beach © V&A Dudush/cc-by-3.0
Theme Week Monaco – Larvotto

Larvotto is the easternmost Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Larvotto is southeast of Monte Carlo and La Rousse. It...

Schließen