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Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Monte Carlo Timeline 2011 Selena Gomez stars in Monte Carlo 1489 30 May 1814 The King of France, Charles VIII, and the Duke of Savoy recognize the sovereignty of Monaco The first Treaty of Paris restores to Monaco and its Princes their rights before January 1, 1793 10 June 1215 1512 1929 Monaco is taken by the Genoese Louis XII, King of France, recognizes the independence of Monaco First automobile Grand Prix of Monaco
Monaco Cathedral Built with the stark white stones from La Turbie in 1875, this Roman-Byzantine-style building houses the burial places of past sovereigns, including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. 4, rue Colonel-Bellando-de. Castro - Monaco-Ville Tel. +377 93 30 87 70 Free admission (outside religious services), 8. 30 am – 7 pm (6 pm in winter)
Churches Sainte- Dévote Church It was built in the hollow of the "Vallon des Gaumates", where, during the 4 th century a small boat carrying Sainte Dévote's remains ran aground at its entrance. Every year on 26 th January, a boat is burnt at nightfall as part of a traditional ceremony. Saint-Charles Church This Renaissance-style building with its bell tower rising 30 meters skywards, was inaugurated in 1883. Nineteen stained glass windows lighten up its nave, where the gilded chandelier comes from the former arms room at the Princely Palace. Chapel of Mercy Located in the Old Town, this chapel where the inaugural stone was blessed in 1639 in the reign of Prince Honoré II, Prior of the Brotherhood of Black Penitents, is built with just one nave (the central part of a church building).
Famous People Princess Carolina of Monaco Daughter of Prince Rainer 3 and Grace Kelly. She serves as the President of the Monte Carlo Ballet and the Monaco Garden Club Michel Dotta Prince Rainier 3 Albert 2 of Monaco President of the Monaco Real Estate Board and the Chamber of Economic Development. President of Monaco F 1 Grand Prix Married to Grace Kelly. He was the longest ruling European Monarch at the time of his death in 2005. He was reputed to be a spoiled playboy prince. Albert 2 is the reigning monarch and is 58 years old. He is the son of Prince Rainier 3 and Grace Kelly.
Monaco gained its independence from the Republic of Genoa on 8 th January 1297. Major center for tourism ever since the Monte Carlo casino opened. Fun Facts Monte Carlo A majority of Monaco's citizens are Roman Catholic. Citizens of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or visit the casinos. Monaco is an independent sovereign state James Bond movies were filmed in a Monte Carlo Casino.
Monte Carlo Casino It was built in 1893 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House. For more than a century, its stage has been the setting for international operatic creations, prestigious concerts, and exceptional ballets. Its series of "Gaming Rooms" are marvellously decorated with stained glass windows, sculptures, and allegorical paintings.
Things to do ● Fort Antoine ○ This fortress built at the beginning of the 18 th century, is now an open-air theater; it was rebuilt in 1953 under the initiative of Prince Rainier III being damaged in 1944. ● Prince’s Palace ○ Guardian of an ancient tradition, this Palace located in a unique setting upon the "Rock" of Monaco, was built on the site of a fortress erected by the Genoese in 1215. ○ Open daily ○ Prices
Quiz 1. (True/False): Selena Gomez has nothing to do with Monte Carlo and did not influence anyone’s childhood. 2. (True/False) It does not cost money to enter the Monaco Cathedral 3. (True/False) Monaco is taken by the Genoese on June 10, 1216. 4. (True/ False) The Monaco Cathedral offers religious services outside. 5. What/who is not an important aspect of Monte Carlo? a. Selena Gomez Kate Middleton Chapel of Mercy b. Monte Carlo Casino c. Michel Dotta Louis XII 6. (True/False): James Bond movies were filmed in the Monte Carlo Casino. d.
Quiz (continued) 10. What religion is a majority of Monte Carlo citizens? a. Roman Catholic d. Methodist 11. 12. b. Baptist c. Jewish 1928 When was the first automobile grand prix of Monaco? Who built the Monte Carlo casino? a. Michel Dotta d. Prince Ranier b. Albert II c. Charles Garnier
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