Exploring around Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco







Monaco is a sovereign city-state located on the French Riviera. It is bordered by France on three sides with the other bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco has an area of 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) and a population of 36,371 making it Monaco is the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world.

Monte Carlo Casino was built in 1856 as a way to save the ruling Grimaldi family from bankruptcy. As well as the casino the site also houses the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo Casino is owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the Grimaldi family still have a majority interest. The company also owns many of the other hotels, sports clubs, restaurants and nightclubs throughout Monaco.
What is better on mountain roads; a hot hatch or a luxury sports saloon?
We went on a 2000 mile road trip to The French Riviera (Monaco and the surrounding area) to drive some of the world’s best driving roads to find out! This is The Retro Lab’s Monte Carlo Rallye!

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