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Cliffs at Etretat in France

Cliffs at Etretat

The cliffs at Etretat are part of the Alabaster coast in France. In this seaside town you can have a great view of the white cliffs and the natural archways that reach out into the sea.

Kapellbrücke in Lucerne

Kapellbrücke

The Kapellbrücke(Chapel Bridge) is a symbol of Lucerne and one of the most visited landmarks of Switzerland. It was built in 1333 as part of the city's fortifications and is the oldest wooden covered bridge in Europe.

Cubic Houses in Rotterdam

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres.

Beersel Castle in Belgium

Beersel Castle

Beersel Castle, located in the South of Brussels, was built by Godfried van Hellebeke between 1300 and 1310. It has 3 massive watchtowers and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Manarola, Cinque Terre in Italy

Manarola

Manarola is part of the Cinque Terre in the Italian region of Liguria. The Cinque Terre consists of five villages located on the cliffs at the Mediterranean coast.

Oceanographic Museum

Oceanographic Museum, Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum is located in Monaco-Ville, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It was inaugurated in 1910 by Prince Albert I and houses a collection of various species of sea fauna. The Museum also displays models of several ships used by Prince Albert I during his oceanographic explorations.
With more than 6000 fish from 350 different species and a Shark Lagoon, the aquarium is considered to be the highlight of the Museum.

Jacques Cousteau, famous undersea explorer, was the director of the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco for more than 30 years.

View location in Monaco-Ville, Principality of Monaco.


Hôtel de Paris

Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo


Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo[1]

Located next to the Monte Carlo Casino, Hôtel de Paris is the most luxurious hotel in Monaco. The hotel was built in 1864 by Charles III of Monaco and is very popular among the rich and famous. Hôtel de Paris offers the most exclusive experiences and best panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Port Hercules.

View location in Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco.


Port Hercules

Port Hercules, Monaco[3]


Port Hercules, Monaco[4]


Port Hercules, Monaco[6]


Port Hercules, Monaco[2]


Port Hercules, Monaco[1]

Port Hercules is the only deep water harbour in Monaco. The port was already used in the ancient times by the Greeks and the Romans as a trading port. It was modernised in the early 20th century and underwent improvements in the 1970's. These improvements made it possible to welcome a larger line of cruise ships.
Port Hercules has become a glamorous port where people from all over the world bring their luxury yachts. The harbour was also used as a location in the James Bond film GoldenEye and welcomes every year the Formule 1 Grand Prix of Monaco.


Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo


Fairmont Monte Carlo[2]


Fairmont Monte Carlo[1]

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is a four star hotel located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Monte Carlo Casino. The hotel is well known for the tunnel that runs directly below the rooms at the Fairmont. This is used by the F1 cars during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco.


St. Martin's Garden

St. Martin's Garden


St. Martin's Garden


St. Martin's Garden


St. Martin's Garden

Located between the Saint Nicholas Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum, the St. Martin's Garden is the perfect place for a small break. The mix of exotic plants, beautiful sculptures and a view on the blue Mediterranean Sea makes it a much visited garden in Monaco.


Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Saint Nicholas Cathedral


Saint Nicholas Cathedral


Saint Nicholas Cathedral


Saint Nicholas Cathedral


Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Monaco Cathedral, built in 1875, rests on a site of a 13th century church that was dedicated to Saint Nicholas. The cathedral is the place where many of the Grimaldi's are buried, including Grace Kelly and Rainier III.

Saint Nicholas Cathedral was constructed in a Byzantine-Romanesque style with white stone from La Turbie, a region in France. Highlights inside the cathedral are the great altar and the Episcopal throne in white Carrara marble.

View location in Monaco-Ville, Principality of Monaco.


Palais de Justice

Palais de Justice

The Palais the Justice or Courthouse in Monaco was inspired by Italian Gothic Palaces. Construction started in 1924 on the initiative of Prince Louis II, the inauguration took place in 1930.

View location in Monaco-Ville, Principality of Monaco.


Fontvieille Harbour

Fontvieille Harbour, Monaco


Fontvieille Harbour, Monaco


Fontvieille Harbour, Monaco

Fontvieille Harbour and the area around it was built between 1966 and 1973. The new quarter, 22 hectares big, is re-claimed land from the Mediterranean Sea. Besides the harbour, Fontvieille also contains the Stade Louis II, home of AS Monaco FC and Monaco Heliport with flights to Nice Airport. The harbour has place for 160 vessels with a maximum length of 30m.

View location of Fontvieille, Principality of Monaco.