The history of the casino originates in the middle of the century before last, the house of Grimaldi was on the verge of ruin (due to the loss of control over Menton and Roquebrune, which accounted for 80% of the territory of Monaco), at the same time it was proposed to use the best practices of the resorts Europe and attract foreign investors and build a casino, a gambling house was founded in the Condamine quarter, later they attracted financier Francois Blanc, who had successful experience in managing a casino in the German city of Bad Homburg, at his insistence, the Spelugues (“Caves”) area was renamed to Monte Carlo (“Mont Charles” in Italian) in honor of the Prince of Monaco (Prince Charles III, paired with his mother Maria Carolina, came up with the gambling house “Society of Sea Baths and the Circle of Foreigners” everything started from this).
The first gaming salon appeared in the Condamine quarter, in the area of the seaport, but it did not justify itself there and already in 1857 the premises were sold, in 1863 a successful attempt was made to open a casino in a new location, in 1866 the name was changed to "Monte - Carlo", has come down to our days.
In 1878, a renovated casino was opened in Monte Carlo (the construction of a project for the opera, new premises for the casino, expanded until 1910, the famous Atrium, the hall of the Americas, appeared). The Riviera has become a place of pilgrimage for kings and queens, aristocrats, politicians, courtesans, actors, musicians, artists from all over the world.
The economic rise of Monte Carlo was also facilitated by the railway that ran from Nice to Genoa.
Due to the large influx of tourists in expensive and not very expensive cars, many cars are often stuck in traffic jams, parking here is not cheap for owners. In the principality there are houses whose height reaches 30-40 floors, one of the highest skyscrapers on the Cote d'Azur, because the city cannot grow in width, but only in height.
In order to enter the casino, you need to leave things in the cloakroom, buy an entrance ticket (money exists for that), for some games you will need a passport.
The splendor and luxury of Monte-Carlo: the Japanese Garden, the "Alley of Legs", where the great football players were noted, the Grand Casino, the Café-Paris and the Opera House. Admire the creation of the great Charles Garnier - an example of the Belle Epoque style. Those who wish can try their luck at the Casino.
Casino Monte Carlo emerged to save the Principality from bankruptcy, casino site address Casino Monte Carlo.
Casino in Monte Carlo
In the photo there is an entrance along the steps to the Monte Carlo casino, almost from lunch there are always a lot of people who want to get inside or just staggering tourists to gawk. There is an underground passage to the casino from the nearby Hotel de Paris.
Local residents are prohibited from visiting and playing in the casino, indigenous people, who make up 16%, receive interest from the income of the casino, but they can use these funds upon reaching the age of majority. The best time of the year to visit the casino is April, May, September, October - there are not many tourists and it is not hot.
At the entrance, you are greeted by a bronze sculpture of good luck or Fortune, holding a cornucopia in his hands and next to souvenirs with casino symbols. The main hall is the Atrium on 28 columns, on the right side of this hall you can get to the Opera House and the La Rotonde cafe, here are the ticket offices for the opera.
On the left side of the lobby there are a number of gaming rooms following one after another:
- - Renaissance Hall,;
- - Hall of the Americas;
- - White Hall.
- - 30% goes to the income of the Monegasques - the indigenous population;
- - 30% goes to the improvement of the principality;
- - 40% is deducted to the treasury of the Prince of Monaco.
Monte Carlo Casino and luxury cars nearby, the most beautiful square in front of the entrance, one of the largest in the Principality.
How to get to the casino
Alternatively, you can get to Monaco by train, bus or car. There is an option to fly in by helicopter - every day, 20-minute flights are connected with the arrival and departure of aircraft from the airport in Nice Cote D'Azur.
Casino address: Place du Casino
98000 Monaco, tel. 00 3777 98 06 21 21
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The area in the suites is 200 m² (includes a terrace with a solarium from 95 m²), 2 bedrooms, 1 living room, with a large terrace on the second level on the roof, terrace with jacuzzi, sun loungers, pergola and dining area with sea view, room service 24h /24h Allows you to have free entry to all Casinos, a private beach and a 50% discount on the right to play at Monte-Carlo Golf Club and Monte-Carlo Country Club (23 tennis courts).
To facilitate orientation in the principality, there are colorful signs and stained-glass windows on the streets.
Entrance to the Hotel de Paris located on the square next to the Monte Carlo Casino.
17 Avenue des Spélugues, 98000 Monaco, Monaco,
+377 93 50 15 36. It is known not only for its shops (where you can find everything from home electronics, CDs, furniture to clothes, restaurants) but also for the car museum, where you can have a great shopping experience.
Video visit to Monte Carlo
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