After Vatican City, Monaco is the smallest country in the world. Even though it’s small, Monaco attracts plenty of visitors annually, one of these attractions being the Monaco Grand Prix. Its the one Grand Prix that has the glitz and glamour, and if you were going to attend one then this would be it. Its also one of the most expensive to stay at, so extra cash was needed if i was to attend. So I did just that and went looking at part time jobs in London, found one online, and three months later i was cash rich and ready for the glitz and glamour of Monaco. [Read more...]
Monaco is mainly known for its extravagant Casinos, where the wealthy play for millions each night and the Grand Prix, which sees Formula One cars tear around the elegant architecture. This diminutive country is a staggeringly wealthy place, and every car in the streets appears to be a sports car, every boutique an Aladdin’s cave of designer treasures.
Monaco is not just money, however, here are some interesting facts about the second smallest country in the world: [Read more...]
Monaco may be synonymous with glamour and wealth, but it is arguably its royal family that brought this petite nation to the attention of the world, more specifically Rainier III the Prince of Monaco, and his fairytale wedding to Grace Kelly. Grace Kelly became Princess of Monaco, giving birth to Princess Caroline, Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie Marie Elizabeth before her death from a car accident in 1982, aged 52. [Read more...]
If you’re keen to do some traditional shopping whilst visiting the South of France, look no further than the markets. Most towns have a weekly traditional market selling fresh produce such as fruit, meat and cheeses. Away from the fresh produce markets, there are also various speciality markets. The most expensive and sought after produce of these markets is the locally produced black truffles. [Read more...]
Hotel de Paris is located on the Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco. The hotel was built by Charles the third of Monaco in 1864 and today, stands beside the famous Monte Carlo Casino in the heart of Monte Carlo. [Read more...]
Founded in 1191, Palais du Prince is situated in the capital of Monaco, Monte Carlo and has been home to the Grimaldi family for over 700 years. The Royal Palace was originally a thirteenth century fortress but is now home to Prince Rainier’s son and successor, Prince Albert II and his family.
If you’re a keen cyclist, why not explore Provence on top of a saddle. With several routes on offer in this area, cyclists of all fitness, age and experience will find something suitable and enjoyable. This region is so culturally diverse that within a 20-mile radius, you can cycle through several villages, all different from one another. [Read more...]
Gîte holidays in southern France are a fantastic way to experience the culture, views and lifestyle of traditional France. Gîtes today vary from being luxury holiday cottages to very basic apartments however the term ‘gîte’ originally meant quite simply a form of shelter. [Read more...]
The south of France has a warm climate, beautiful views and surroundings and is easily accessible by train, plane, bus and boat. It is well connected to other cosmopolitan cities such as Rome and Paris and is increasingly becoming a dream destination for many tourists. Here are the five main reasons why: [Read more...]