Monaco travel guide


The world’s most deluxe country.
Passing through Eze sur Mer, but were not stopping because we are heading to Monaco, the world’s second-smallest country, after the Vatican, less than a square mile in size. It’s been a sovereign nation since 1861 when it gained independence from France, and it’s a full member of the United Nations — small, but filled with beautiful contrast, one of the world’s most deluxe places.
The Tourist Information office in the train station is a great place to stop and pick up some brochures and you can get a free city map here and you’ll find they are very helpful.
And yet despite this diminutive size, there is contrast in Monaco: You’ve got the Old Town and you’ve got the new ultra-modern town…you’ve got the waterfront and you’ve got the hillside…there are beautiful flowers and gardens and historic sites.
This program will focus on the two main areas for the visitor: The old town and Monte Carlo with the casino and elegant shopping area.
Monaco is more than twice as densely populated as the second most crowded country, which is Singapore.That’s with a population density in Monaco of about 47,000 people per square mile, compared to Singapore with about 20,000 people per square mile.
Now this is really crowded compared to other European countries. For example, the UK has got about 700 people per square mile, Italy 500 people per square mile. So we are talking about a very crowded and packed in place, this Monaco, and yet they manage it amazingly well. Perhaps this is a model for the other big cities of the world, showing how to grow and how to plan your city.
Several cities in the world have got twice the population density of Monaco, including Dacca, the most crowded city in the world, the capital of Bangladesh, Manila and Mumbai. Other cities that are more crowded include in India, Delhi and Calcutta, also Hong Kong, and Paris is more densely populated; Bogotá, Karachi, Cairo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai, Manila and even Paris. And yet Monaco does a very good job of organizing the people who live here into beautiful buildings and lovely neighborhood, so they’re doing a great job in handling that population. The might even be considered a model for the rest of the urbanizing areas of the world.
Monaco gained its independence back and 1489, and had a protectorate with Spain for about 100 years and, and then with France, and then with Sardinia up until 1860.
Monaco became independent from France in 1861.
And today it’s a sovereign nation represented in the United Nations.
It’s surrounded by France and there is a military arrangement where it’s defended by France.
Monaco is quite active on the international scene with consulates in 72 different countries, and within Monaco, there are 65 countries that have embassies, along with 75 nations with consular offices, so this is by no means a small, isolated place. It’s very much part of Europe.
The economy will surprise you. You might think that all of the revenues are gained from the gambling casino and related gambling ventures, but actually gambling represents only 3% of the nation’s revenue of the nation’s revenue, the GDP.
The present casino was first inaugurated in 1863 and gradually grew an expanded ever since. It’s an elaborate structure with the principal façade fronting the town in the south façade overlooking the sea. The earliest portion was rebuilt in 1878 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the grand opera house in Paris.
Of course gambling was very important back in the 19th century when it was just getting started. The first casino was opened in 1856.
The principal entrance of the casino is between two towers with domes of colored tiles, and flanked by statues of the Seine and the Mediterranean.
The south façade has three arcades with Venetian mosaics and two slender towers, and niches at the side with statues representing music and dance.
To arrive on the terraces of Monte Carlo at twilight on a springtime or autumn evening is one of the great episodes in one’s life.

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  1. Juliette Pierret says

    I have taken this bus with m'y daughters and his boy friend but it was 1 euro before !!!

  2. Ping says

    how about the oceanographic museum? the princes had a great impact and most of monaco history is in it

  3. Radu K Travels says

    Thank you for the nice video, as always informative with lots of tips. ?

  4. KEALA Kolash says

    Beautiful elegance Monaco??????????✈✈✈

  5. Ronald D says

    I too want to go to Morocco

  6. HASLA333 says


  7. Guy Van Brussel says

    Why do I always cringe when english people try to pronounce french words?……..

  8. Ian M says

    Albert has how many kids out of wedlock? His mother Grace Kelly died a drunk (because of her husband's constant affairs) who drove off a cliff after berating her out of control daughter. This "royal" family, like the British and Belgian royal families is not a pinnacle of moral virtue and purity or remotely normal. Nothing like the Danish royal family.

  9. Ian M says

    Monaco would have zero money if it were not for the million dollar dowry that "prince" Ranier demanded from Grace Kelly (from Pennsylvania), which he subsequently invested..

  10. Ian M says

    It's ridiculous that people don't wear warm hats in winter. 40% of body heat leaves through the head. No common sense apparently…

  11. MJ says

    Best vlog video on Monaco I've seen, thank you!

  12. N. H says

    Thank you!

  13. Sofiane Bougeroi says

    Very Nice bat i love Barcelona in spain ???⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽⚽

  14. Dr. Tonyelle R. R. Middleton says

    I love Monaco Family! 🙂

  15. Amore says

    What the pretty country with the best tour guide that I have never seen before

  16. Lucky happy Well-being says

    Amazing view of Monaco

  17. organboi says

    Looks awful. Now I know I'll never visit. Those tall condos are hideous. And so many of them. They destroyed the whole landscape with those things. Let the rich have it. With their precious casino and car races. Ridiculous place to live. Nothing that beautiful at all.

  18. Stanly Ch says

    Very nice . . . 🙂

  19. Mary Shipman says

    What bus did you take from Nice and then name our line that took you up the hill to old Town. Thank you

  20. Alain BROCHET says

    France is incredible !

  21. Дарко Матић says


  22. beswick1111 says

    a question, where do the people who do the crappy jobs like BUS DRIVER, CLEANER, BARMAN, PORTER, CAB DRIVER, etc… who work in Monaco, where do they live? how do they afford the expensive rent?

  23. fran mellor says

    It's a principality

  24. Ibolya Kálmán says


  25. szs voc says

    u missed the red head , glass store

  26. KM539 says

    Thank you! Very informative. I wonder how much I'd actually need to visit?

  27. priyanka mehta says

    I want to go monaco?

  28. Pinardi Priambodo says

    I love it

  29. Fernando Ramoa says

    we drove in monaco. BIG mistake 🙁

  30. Michelle Ng says

    Fantastic video with useful tips, good job

  31. AvecPoésie says

    This was an absolutely wonderful video and an authentically touristic perspective that I greatly appreciate. You have a lovely narration style and the historical facts included provided great insight. I have been fascinated with Monaco since childhood and videos such as this inspire my ambition to visit. Thank you, sir. This was truly a gem.

  32. Svetlana M says

    Lovely, if you could give us more…

  33. Maria Abad says

    How's the weather in May there?

  34. Zaid Radhi says

    Great video!

  35. fethi rezzoug says

    je pense que les satans francs-maçonniques non pas le droit de se promener , ou fair le tourisme ! par ce que leurs programme est l'abolision des religions, des cultures, et l'histoire de toute les populations ; trés grande hypocrisie

  36. fethi rezzoug says

    jour de l'an mardi 2018; vous etes griller par les gilets jaune . salle racistes sionistes .

  37. fethi rezzoug says

    une bonne vidéo griller par les francs maçon sionistes a la fin .

  38. Whisky Tango says

    Vegas is nuthin compared to Monaco.

  39. Bunny Biedenharn says

    First time we went, my mom took one look at the underwhelming storefront areas, and said, "For THIS, we could have gone to Great Neck." And honestly, decades later, there STILL is a resemblance.

  40. Di fang says

    shlom to the delinquents forever!-sorry

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