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The Principality of Monaco

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Mediterranean View from the Rock

Mediterranean View from the Rock

In preparing to write this post of my visit to the Principality of Monaco, I found myself at a loss for words. I could not think of words that would do justice to the beauty of this captivating country. Monaco is located on the Mediterranean coast, east of Nice, France surrounded on three sides by France. The Principality of Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world, after the Vatican City. Monaco is divided into four sections: Monaco-Ville, the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean; La Condamine, the section along the port; Monte-Carlo, the principal residential and resort area; and Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.

Street Sign in Monaco

Street Sign in Monaco

The night before our arrival to Monaco I was so excited and filled with anticipation that I could barely sleep. We all have destinations in the world that we have always wanted to visit, Monaco was certainly high on my list of must see locations. I felt very fortunate to be able to fulfill this dream. When you think of Monaco you can’t help but think of extreme luxury at its best. I found myself thinking about the fairy tale romance of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III.

Cathedral of Monaco

Cathedral of Monaco

This was especially true standing in front of the Cathedral of Monaco where Prince Rainier married Grace Kelly and where they are both now laid to rest. The view of the Mediterranean Sea in front of the Cathedral is absolutely breathtaking; it is a view that will linger with me forever!


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I would love to visit Monaco!

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