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popular tourist destination in France

Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an island in the Lower Normandy region and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in France.

legoland

Legoland Billund

Legoland opend in 1968 in Billund, a town in Denmark that was the birthplace of Lego. It's the second largest tourist attraction in Denmark.

most visited and most famous castle in Europe

Neuschwanstein, A Fairytale Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe.

beautiful house in Barcelona created by Gaudi

Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló is one of Gaudí's masterpieces in Barcelona. It was built in 1877 and was completely refurbished between 1904 and 1906.

manarola

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 in Monaco

view of 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.


Exclusive Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo

exclusive five stars hotel in Monte-Carlo, Monaco


view of exclusive hotel with view of Port Hercules

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 and its Luxurious Yachts

Port Hercules and exclusive yachts in Monaco


view of Port Hercules in Monaco


yachts in Port Hercules, Monaco


yachts in Port Hercules, Monaco


cruise ship in Port Hercules in Monaco

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 in Monaco

exclusive hotel in Monaco at Mediterranean sea


beautiful hotel in Monaco


Exclusive hotel with view on Mediterranean sea

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.



The Beautiful St. Martin's Garden in Monaco

colorful bird statue in St. Martin's Garden in Monaco


flowers and lantern in St. Martin's Garden


statue of sailor in St. Martin's Garden


walking path in 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: Burial Place of the Grimaldi's

front view of Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco


inside the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco


decoration on facade of Saint Nicholas Cathedral


statue on roof of Saint Nicholas Cathedral


decoration above door of Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco

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 in Monaco

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.


Monaco's Legendary Monte Carlo Casino


view of exclusive casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco


beautiful decoration on outside wall of casino


beautiful building of exclusive casino in Monaco


view of park opposite casino in Monaco

The Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco is one of the most luxurious casinos in the world. Charles Garnier, who also designed the Paris Opera House, was hired to created this famous Belle Époque building. The construction of the casino took place between 1858-1863 and was ordered by Prince Charles III. Since 1898 the Monte Carlo Casino is owned by the Société des Bains de Mer, in which the government holds a majority interest.
The building also includes the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, an opera and ballet house and is the headquarter of the Ballets de Monte Carlo


View location in Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco.


Fontvieille Harbour in Monaco

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.