Monte Carlo (literally “Mount Charles”) is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. There is not a direct cruise port in Monte Carlo, you will have to get a train to Monte Carlo if coming in by cruise ship.
There are a couple of things that Monte Carlo is known for:
Monte Carlo Casino
One of the world’s first major casinos is situated on the Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo. Enter through “the front door” and fall beneath the spell of the charming atmosphere of yesteryear combined with the contemporary approach to gambling… what a building to look at surround by, the most expensive cars in the world. i even saw a car, that didn’t have a steering wheel and drove itself ( may i just say that was 7 years ago) !
Monte Carlo Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is held on the Circuit de Monaco. Running since 1929, it is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world. The race is held on a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco, with many elevation changes and tight corners as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One.
I think Monte Carlo is definitely a place to experience, you experience a lifestyle of the rich and famous. massive yachts moored in the bay, some of them lined with gold, painted gold! i would say its quite expensive to eat around the bay, just a bit more then London haha. The bay is gorgeous, its just place to explore and have a relaxing time, even a little shopping spree.
Monte Carlo has featured in numerous films and television series:
The casino featured in the James Bond films Never Say Never Again (1983), and GoldenEye (1995). To Catch a Thief (1954) was an Alfred Hitchcock film with Monte Carlo and its famous casino as the setting and featured Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, the future Princess Grace of Monaco, as the stars. A vast array of films and televisions series still film here occasionally.
Life Style of the rich and famous eigh ???