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Monaco

December 11, 2007
by findingDulcinea Staff
Located along the French Riviera, bounded by France on the north and Mediterranean Sea on the south, the Principality of Monaco has a reputation based on wealth—making money, spending it, and living the high life. Some of the world's most expensive and most luxurious yachts are moored in Monaco’s sparkling harbor. The world’s most densely populated country has a rich history; learn all about it here.

Playground of the Rich and Famous

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For a collection of stunning photos visit Lonely Planet’s Guide to Monaco.
Read about the second anniversary of Prince Albert’s investiture or catch up on local news on the Web site of the Monaco Revue.
Head to travel-images to browse among three pages of photos of Monaco. Amble (virtually) along the J.F.K. dock or view the splendor of the Palace of the Grimaldi Princes.

High Stakes

Wondering how Monte Carlo became one of the biggest gambling hot spots in the world? Ezine discusses the history of gambling and casinos in Monaco.
The latest James Bond film was released in 2006 and takes place primarily within the casino of Monte Carlo. Read what Rolling Stone has to say about the movie and its posh locale. Daniel Craig stars in this high-stakes James Bond flick, Casino Royale.

Royalty

American actress Grace Kelly fulfilled every girl’s fantasy when she married Monaco’s Prince Rainier. Read the BBC article that discusses the couple’s 1956 nuptials. Don’t miss the video footage of the royal wedding.
Times of an American Princess focuses on the farce behind Kelly's fairy-tale wedding to Monaco's Prince Rainier. Read the book to learn more about Princess Grace’s $2 million dollar dowry and the couple’s notorious infidelities.
Take a virtual tour to learn all about the opulent history of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.
Journalist Peter Kurth writes an article discussing the Grimaldi family’s need for marriage and domestic tranquility after years of bad press, bad luck, and illegitimate children.
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