Monaco

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate on the French Riviera a few kilometres west of the Italian region of Liguria, in Western Europe, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by France to the north, east and west.

Capital City

Monaco City

Currency

Euro

Total population:

39.2k (2020)

Language(s) spoken:

French

Cultural dos:

Carry your ID with you at all times to avoid any potential problems with casinos, restaurants and bars.

Cultural don’ts

Unless you enjoy Formula 1, don’t visit during Grand Prix weekend as most roads are closed off for the race.

Continent:

Europe

Three foods you need to try in this country

  • Barbagiuan (a deep fried pastry that is filled with cheese, spinach or pumpkin), 
  • Bouillabaisse (fish stew), 
  • Gnocchi (potato puffs)

Bonus

  • Socca (chickpea flour pancake)
  • Ice Tropez (cocktail containing rose wine, peach flavour and carbonated water)

What the country is known for :

  • Prince’s Place of Monaco,
  • Monte Carlo Casino,
  • Saint Nicholas Cathedral,
  • Exotic Garden of Monaco,
  • Larvotto Beach,
  • Opera de Monte Carlo,
  • Monaco Grand Prix

More About Monaco

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Located east of France and on the Italian border, it is only natural that the country’s roots stem from both countries. Although French is the main language spoken, it is important to remember that Monaco is not in France and is in fact its own country. If you confuse the two, you might offend the locals. Speaking of offending the locals, if you wish to visit a casino, please don’t invite them. I’m not much of a gambler but it was striking to me that all the casinos are strictly for tourists and international guests. Monegasques (people from Monaco) are not allowed to enter or gamble in their own country. You can only enter a casino if you work there; otherwise everyone else is strictly forbidden by law. 

English

French

Hello

Salut

Goodbye

Au revoir

Please

S’il te plait

Thank you

Merci

How much?

Combien?

Do you speak English?

Parlez vous anglais?

Where is the toilet?

Ou sont les toilettes?

May I please have some water?

Puis-je avoir de l’eau s’il vous plait?

I would like some food please

Je voudrais de la nourriture s’il vous plait

Where can I get a taxi?

Ou puis-je trouver un taxi?

Places visited

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NEWS & UPDATES

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