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Monte Carlo Casino

If you’re going to get fu**ed, you might as well bend over here in Monte Carlo’s marble and gold Belle Époque casino. This makes the highest-end Vegas casinos look like cheap roadside squalor. This is Europe’s oldest casino. It was designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House, and constructed in 1865. […]

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Cathédrale de Monaco

The Romanesque-Byzantine Cathédrale de Monaco was built in 1875 with white stones from La Turbie. Previously, a 13th century church dedicated to Saint Nicolas stood on the site. The 16th century altar was designed by Niçois painter Louis Bréa. Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly were married here. Their tombs, along with other former Monaco […]

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Monaco

In the interest of perspective, let’s get this out of the way: Monaco makes manicured East Hampton and over-the-top Beverly Hills look like the back woods of Appalachia. Monaco is pristine and exclusive and, well, pretty much unachievable for regular folk. Here, there’s no mix of high and low. Or, rather, billionaire and non-billionaire. At […]

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Grand Prix de Monaco

Today was a beautiful day in Monte Carlo for the 70th Grand Prix de Monaco! During the 78-lap race around the shortest and most dangerous F1 course, the cars’ roars and screeches could be heard throughout the city as they raced uphill toward the world-famous casino, downhill and around a tight hairpin, around two more […]

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