Your Ultimate Summer Destination with Airbnb : C€€te d'Azur France
What do you get when you add one part gossip girl, two parts yachts and fancy cars, throw in a romantic Parisian summer landscape with a sprinkle of royalty? Monte Carlo of course.
Bright and beautiful during the day and dazzling at dusk, the capital of Monaco, Monte Carlo is the epitome of glitz and glamour associated with the French Riviera. Home to casinos, yachts and pristine blue water, the world’s second smallest country has brought a host of filmmakers, fashion designers and prestigious events to this tiny enclave giving us droplets of Hollywood’s most emblematic moments.
Since famous American screen siren Grace Kelly married Prince Rainer in 1965 and became the Princess Grace of Monaco, the country has captured “America’s curiosity as a chic playground for the rich and famous”. €€travelfashiongirl
Princess Grace of Monaco
Le Grand Prix de Monaco
你是否还记得詹姆斯邦德系列电影：《黄金眼》、《007：大战皇家赌场》、《巡弋飞弹》中的一些镜头，那些动感十足的情节多取景于摩纳哥的大街小巷。其他，如：《芳心终结者》、《摩纳哥王妃》和Robert Downey Jr.主演的《钢铁侠2》里也有很多镜头都凸显出这座迷人之城的魅力。在《钢铁侠前传》里，Vanko攻击钢铁侠的一幕就取自摩纳哥最具盛名的F1赛道，自La Condamine海港延伸出的蜿蜒赛道，途径Port Hercule酒店以及蒙特卡罗大赌场宫。
You may remember the scenes from the James Bond movies: Golden Eye, Casino Royale and Never say never again, all featuring exciting action-packed drama from the streets of Monaco.
Some other movies to grace our screens that have highlighted the glamour of this beautiful city include Heartbreaker, Grace of Monaco and Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr. In the prequel of Iron Man, Vanko attacks Iron Man on the race circuit at one of Monaco’s most prestigious events- the Monaco Grand Prix showcasing the winding streets of La Condamine, prime real estate near Port Hercule and of course the Place du Casino.
摩纳哥大奖赛一般每年5月下旬举行，自1929年开跑以来已逐渐规范化，法语中称之为Le Grand Prix de Monaco。目前已是世界顶级汽车赛事之一，与印第安纳波利斯500英里大奖赛和勒芒24小时耐力赛并称赛车运动的三座王冠。整条赛道环绕在极尽奢华的建筑群中，一尘不染的小道、威风凛凛的美洲狮、各路明星大咖，一年四季的温暖气候，当然还有王子，如此盛事，夫复何求呢？
The Monaco Grand Prix is held in the streets of Monaco every year since it started in 1929 and is more formally known by Le Grand Prix de Monaco in french. It’s considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world and, with the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, forms the Triple Crown of Motorsport. This circuit is surrounded by beautiful ultra-luxurious architecture, spot-less super clean side-walks, fancy cougars, racing elite prostitutes, celebs, topped with its all year-round tropical weather, and of course the Prince , it’s the event of the year, what more can you ask for?
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, it makes this track one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One. It’s a dangerous place to race and often involves the intervention of a safety car. During the Grand Prix, weekend spectators crowd around the Monaco Circuit where the rich and famous arrive on their yachts in the harbor and balconies around Monaco become prime viewing areas for the race.
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另一项标志性体育盛事就要数蒙特卡洛劳力士大师赛啦，届时群星荟萃，Roger Federer、Rafael Nadal、Marin €€ili€€等网球明星必将悉数出席。
Another iconic sporting event to take place here is the Monte Carlo Masters sponsored by Rolex showcasing tennis players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Marin €€ili€€ and more.
Roger Federer Rolex Tennis Masters
此外，摩纳哥还曾承办过许多轰动性的体育赛事，如：足球、橄榄球、网球、国际象棋和自行车赛。摩纳哥的宜居源于各方面，譬如：不用交任何所得税，由此吸引了很多国际体育明星慕名而来，如Fabien Barthez、Thierry Henry和David Trezeguet，他们都是世界杯法国队的赢家。摩纳哥还曾是蒙特卡洛高尔夫公开赛、蒙特卡洛马拉松赛的举办地，这也是马拉松赛史上唯一一次横穿3国，并于2009年作为环法自行车赛的起点。
Monaco is also a beacon for many spectator sports like football, rugby, tennis, chess and cycling. Because of the appeal of living in Monaco for various reasons such as not having to pay an income tax, many international sport stars have come to stay in Monaco for extended periods like Fabien Barthez, Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet, all French World Cup winners. Monaco is also the venue for various sports like the Monte Carlo Open , the Monaco Marathon, the only marathon in the world that passes through three separate countries, and the 2009 Tour de France where Monaco was the starting point.
From hiking in the Alps Maritime, to shopping with the stars in Monte Carlo, the city has a lot to offer and you can see why. Whether it is a quick weekend getaway or a destination holiday for a few weeks, the Riviera is a great place to stay and relax.
TRAVEL: Monte Carlo through the eyes of The Marginalist
If you want my personal opinion on Monte Carlo after living there for over a week, it reminded me of the more classy “white washed” version of the Rich LA girl combined with a subtle but strong hint of Russian night girl influence , and classy Monte Carlo French crowd .
我对蒙特卡洛的奢华之风倒是无感，但也的确值得赏玩，当时的我穿着带有金属装饰的皮革超短裙，fenty x puma高跟鞋，高筒条纹袜和一件90年代的oversized衬衫，引得当地人纷纷侧目…在这里，无聊的复古华丽风才是正道，超大号毡帽，圆圆的大号墨镜，Lacoste牌海魂衫和白色复古长裤…呃…无聊的简直像我高中时的数学课，任何小众的款式都会被视作弃儿。
I don’t really connect with Monte Carlo’s ritzy prep glamour style but it’s really something to see, during my arrival, I was dressed in a super short leather pvc metal studded skirt, fenty x puma high platforms, high stripped socks, and an oversized 90’s like shirt and was getting double head turns by the locals, and not the good type…. Here, it’s all about that boring vintage classy glamour; think oversized hats, big round shades, Lacoste marine like striped cotton chemise and white vintage elongated pants…eugggh… calling boredom like my high-school math classes … anything that is to marginal in style may be considered as an outcast.
However, on the other side, it’s really an tax haven hub allowing for the rich and famous to stash their cash in this tiny country. Heyyy what do you expect, with the price of an average parking lot costing over 450K euros and a median average of 20Million euros per 50 sq house in Monte Carlo, you gotta be a rich bitch to live this type of life … oh and there’s a huge waiting list, where the Prince needs to accept/select you before you can buy anything on his territory, you thought entering at the Dior Couture show was hard, try this one .
After fashion week last year, I spent some time on the French Coast and found a beautiful apartment in Roquebrune Cap-Martin, 5 min away from Monte Carlo, scan QR code for more details:
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This brand-new ground floor apartment comes fully furnished and suitable for families, solo travellers and couples. It’s composed of two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms and one fully equipped kitchen which comes with a living room and terrace attached, plus parking.
The natural sunlight shines into the rooms making it light and airy throughout the day. This beautiful apartment is located just a 2 min walk away from the closest beach, convenience store, train and bus stops, making it the ideal place for a quick getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
The glorious riviera weather means you can just put your feet up and relax during your stay, taking time to enjoy the various gardens, parks, cafes and coastal areas on your door step.
Prince's Palace-Monte Carlo
Casino Royale-Monte Carlo
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