Monaco (Monte Carlo) Cruise Port
The Principality of Monaco is a sparkling gem nestled between France and the Mediterranean, famous for the Monte Carlo Casino, Grand Prix Formula One Race, Princesses and glamorous lifestyles. Enjoy luxurious shopping, visit the 700 year old Grimaldi Palace on ‘The Rock’, relax in the Princess Grace Rose Garden and Exotic Gardens, and discover what lies beneath at the Oceanographic Museum, once headed by Jacques Costeau.
The only deep water port in Monaco, Port Hercules (Port d’Hercule) is a natural bay at the foot of the ancestral rock of the princes of Monaco. A trading port in use since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans, the modern port was built in 1926, with upgraded facilities in the 1970s. In 1995, the harbour was used as a location in the James Bond film Golden Eye, with Pierce Brosnan as Bond. The distinctive new yacht club designed by Sir Norman Foster is intended to celebrate Monaco’s coastline and nautical heritage with a series of deck-styled viewing balconies to watch yacht races and the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The official language of Monaco is French, but English is also spoken, currency is the Euro.
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