Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo är ett område i centrala delarna av furstendömet Monaco. Området som fram till 1954 var en egen kommun är i dag indelat i fyra distrikt, Monte Carlo/Spélugues, La Rousse/ Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins och Saint Michel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monte Carlo /ˈmɒnti ˈkɑrl/ (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmonte ˈkarlo]; French: Monte-Carlo or colloquially Monte-Carl, Monégasque: Monte-Carlu) officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo/Spélugues also includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins, and Saint Michel. The permanent population of the ward of Monte Carlo is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000. Monaco has four traditional quarters. From west to east they are: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo.

Monte Carlo (literally “Mount Charles”) is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo “an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth”.  It is also the location of the Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris, and the Salle Garnier (the casino theatre which is the home of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo).

The eastern part of the quarter includes the community of Larvotto with Monaco’s only public beach, as well as its new convention center (the Grimaldi Forum), and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. At the quarter’s eastern border, one crosses into the French town of Beausoleil (sometimes referred to as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur), and just 5 miles (8 km) to its east is the western border of Italy.


In English


Théatre du Casino Monte Carlo

Monte Carlos operahus Theatre du Casino (ihopbyggt med det berömda casinot) uppfördes av Parisoperans arkitekt Charles garnier och invigdes 1879. Trots den ringa storleken (600 platser) har några av alla tiders största sångare uppträtt i salongen: Caruso, Sjaljapin, Adelina Patti, Lily Pons, nellie melba och många andra. En del uruppföranden har också ägt rum i Monte Carlo: Massenets Don Quichotte (1910), Puccinis La rondine (1917), Ravels L´enfant et les sortilèges (1925) och Honeggers Judith (1926). Idag är Monte Carlo-operans orkester känd från flera skivinspelningar.




Turist Information 

Länk till operahuset

Related posts