This city-state has a land border of 4.4 km! I read this on my way back from Monaco to Nice and my awe and admiration for this beautiful city multiplied. Monte Carlo is BEAUTIFUL - its a city that will keep you and your senses awake... it did that to me! It is such a well constructed city with elevators at every level to take you uphill - and gardens all over, when you decide to walk a bit and the scenes of the sea - the most varied and rich shades of blue against high rises built on mountains, with just the right amount of greens and the rich blue again tinted with white yachts parked in a perfect orderly fashion - The city is royal and fascinating and I still haven't quite gotten over the beauty of the city.
One must see - Jardin Exotique de Monaco. I was skipping it as it has an entry fee but decided to do it anyway. It has a gorgeous collection of succulent plants - cactus's. The main attraction : At the foot of the cliff is a natural underground cave with caverns displaying a rich collection of stalactites and stalagmites. This is a guided tour included in the entry ticket but they speak just French. This garden is definitely worth a visit!
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