Fontvieille is the southernmost ward in the Principality of Monaco. It was developed by Manfredi Nicoletti, between the 1970s and the 1990s. In contrast to the other city districts Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo and La Condamine, Fontvieille was constructed, after Italian engineer Gianfranco Gilardini's design entirely on artificially reclaimed land and thus represents one of the younger parts of the principality. In order to combat the chronic land shortage in the densely populated principality, the work was begun in 1966 to create new land in the Mediterranean Sea southwest of le rocher. In 1981, the Crown Prince Albert laid the cornerstone for the new city quarter; the existence of Fontvieille, its many public works projects, relates to former Prince of Monaco, Prince Rainier III's reputation as the Builder Prince. Plans announced in late 2009 to extend Fontvieille by the Department of Urban Development are being overseen by Prince Albert; the plan is to build a small 0.05 km² or 5.3 ha aura on the west side of the rock planned to be finished by 2015.
The new area will include 3 to 4 new hotels, corporate businesses and apartments for between 600-800 newcomers. Despite not being the highest priced part of Monaco, flats are very expensive. For example, 65 m² 1 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom and 1 car parking space, was offered at €3,200,000 in May 2015. Fontvieille represents the southwestern portion of the city-state, an area of 0.33 km2 or 33 ha. It accommodates 3,602.4 hectares of Fontvieille are given over to the Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden. Fontvieille contains Stade Louis II, which serves as the home ground of AS Monaco FC, a Monaco football club, one of the most successful in the French national league; the ground hosted the European Super Cup, an annual event pitting the winners of the top UEFA club competitions, the Champions League and Europa League, between 1998 and 2012. The district contains the Monaco Heliport, which provides frequent links to Nice Airport in neighboring France, with connections to direct flights to New York, Dubai and other important European destinations.
Monaco's automobile museum, the Monaco Top Cars Collection, is located on the Terrasses de Fontvieille. The Museum of Stamps and Coins contains a display of Monegasque money dating to 1640, which illustrates the postal history of the principality. Columbus Hotel Monaco, owned by former racing driver David Coulthard, is located in Fontvieille. Venturi and its subsidiary Voxan are headquartered on the northern side of Fontvieille. Geography of Monaco with suburbs and features Media related to Fontvieille at Wikimedia Commons Fontvieille, Monaco
Saint Michel, Monaco
Saint Michel is a northern central residential area. It is one of the ten modern administrative Wards of Monaco. Saint Michel lies on the north center of the country, just north of Monte Carlo. Saint Michel is considered part of Monte Carlo though it is its own administrative Ward, it runs directly along the neighboring French town of Beausoleil, as well as the Monégasque Wards of, Monte Carlo, La Condamine and Moneghetti. Saint Michel is the third largest ward in Monaco in terms of population, the fourth smallest in terms of land size. Saint Michel has a Population of 3,907 and is 0.14 km². Monaco has ten state-operated schools, four private schools, one university. Two state schools and two private schools are located in this district. Saint Michel is more of a residential area, but a dozen small hotels and bed & breakfasts, can be found here, helping Monaco's high end tourism industry. Saint Michel boosts many boutiques and restaurants; because of Saint Michel's location more outside the center of the city, its real estate sales are less.
Averaging 10% to 15% less, than neighboring Monte Carlo or La Condamine. Saint Michel boasts a wide variety of car dealers, such as Honda, BMW and Tesla. Geography of Monaco with suburbs and features Monaco Saint Michel, Monaco - Google Maps Real Estate Schools of Monaco Education in Monaco 2008 Census
Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green is a British billionaire businessman, the chairman of Arcadia Group, a retail company that includes Topshop, Wallis, Burton, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins and Outfit. The defunct BHS chain was part of the group. Green has been involved in a number of controversies during his career, including his actions prior to the demise of BHS. In October 2016, the House of Commons approved a measure to ask the Honours Forfeiture Committee to strip Green of his knighthood for his role in the downfall of BHS; this decision was not binding and his knighthood was not revoked, although there were calls to revoke it if allegations of sexual harassment and racism revealed in October 2018 are proved. Green was born on 15 March 1952 in Croydon, into a middle-class Jewish family, he is the son of a successful property developer and retailer, has a sister, five years his senior. His family moved to Hampstead Garden Suburb, a middle-class area of north London, at the age of nine he was sent to the now-closed Jewish boarding school Carmel College in Oxfordshire.
When Green was twelve, his father died of a heart attack, he inherited the family business. After leaving boarding school at 15, Green worked for a shoe importer before travelling to the US, Europe and the Far East. On his return, aged 21, he set up his first business, importing jeans from the Far East to sell on to London retailers; the business was assisted with a £20,000 loan backed by his family. In 1979, Green bought up, at low prices, the entire stock of ten designer-label clothes retailers that had gone into receivership, he had the newly bought clothes dry cleaned, put on hangers, wrapped in polythene to make them look new, bought a shop from which to sell them to the public. In 1988, he became chairman and Chief Executive of a quoted company called Amber Day, a discount retailer; the shares performed well, but suffered a series of profit downgrades and in 1992 he resigned when the company failed to meet its profit forecast. Next, Green assisted his wife Tina Green in the purchase of the Arcadia Group, which owns High Street chains such as Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Topshop/Topman and Wallis in 2002.
The company was owned by Green but sold to Tina Green within 24 hours, with Philip acting as CEO. When The Guardian newspaper investigated a proposed takeover of Safeway in 2003, Green responded to queries about Arcadia's accounts by insulting and swearing at the journalists. In April 1980, Green registered a philanthropic initiative, the Kahn Charitable Trust, with a vision of "putting lost smiles back on the faces of less privileged persons across the globe."Green is a supporter of the Fashion Retail Academy and the industry charity Retail Trust. Green was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours "For services to the Retail Industry". In May 2007, after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal, Green donated £250,000 as a monetary reward for any useful public information, he gave the McCanns the use of his private jet to allow them to fly to Rome for a Papal visit. In 2010, Green donated $465,000 for new beds at the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital, after his wife Tina's mother died there.
He spent more than $150,000 for an Alexander McQueen dress at Naomi Campbell's Fashion for Relief charity event. In the same year, Green donated £100,000 to the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund which aims to support London's poorest people, he was the BBC's first choice to front the UK franchise of The Apprentice. Two weeks prior to the 2010 general election, Green came out in support of David Cameron, George Osborne and the Conservative Party, stating that Cameron and Osborne "understand what needs to be done, they get it."In August 2010, Green was asked by Cameron recently elected as Prime Minister, to carry out a review of UK government spending and procurement. Green's summary report, Efficiency Review by Sir Philip Green, published in October 2010, alleged significant failings in government procurement processes; the government published the review identifying its main finding as "the Government is failing to leverage both its credit rating and its scale". Cameron welcomes the report, saying ""I think it's a good report, it will save a lot of money and it's important we do it."
Green is based during the week at a London hotel, spending the weekends with his wife and their children and Brandon, in an apartment in Monaco. Brandon celebrated his bar mitzvah in 2005. Green spent £4 million on the three-day event on the French Riviera, inviting over 200 friends and family and hiring Andrea Bocelli and Destiny's Child to perform. For his nephew, Green held a bar mitzvah at Madame Tussauds. Matt and Chloe shared a birthday party in December 2011. Held at One Mayfair, the event cost over £1 million and performers included Rihanna. For his 50th birthday, Green flew 200 guests in a chartered Airbus A300 to a hotel in Cyprus for a three-day toga party, where they were serenaded by Tom Jones and Rod Stewart, paid £750,000 for a 45-minute set. For his 55th birthday, Green flew 100 guests 8,500 miles in two private jets to The Four Seasons: Landaagiraavaru, an eco-spa on a private island in the Maldives. Green owns a £100 million, 90 m Benetti Lionheart yacht and a £20 million Gulfstream G550 private jet.
For a birthday, his wife bought him. Green is inspired by Sir Charles Clore, who built the Sears Plc UK retail empire from scratch in
Monte Carlo refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter, which besides Monte Carlo/Spélugues includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins, 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, Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the quarter's western end 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 the location of the Hôtel de Paris, Café de Paris and Salle Garnier. The quarter's eastern part includes the community of Larvotto with Monaco's only public beach, as well as its new convention center, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
At the quarter's eastern border, one crosses into the French town of Beausoleil, just 8 kilometres to its east is the western border of Italy. By the 1850s Monaco's reigning family was bankrupt. At the time, a number of small towns in Europe were growing prosperous from the establishment of casinos, notably in German towns such as Baden-Baden and Homburg. In 1856 Charles III of Monaco granted a concession to Napoleon Langlois and Albert Aubert to establish a sea-bathing facility for the treatment of various diseases, to build a German-style casino in Monaco; the initial casino was not a success. The success of the casino grew largely due to the area's inaccessibility from much of Europe; the installation of the railway in 1868, brought with it an influx of people into Monte Carlo and saw it grow in wealth. Saint-Charles Church on Monte Carlo's Avenue Sainte-Charles was completed in 1883, it was restored in its centenary year. In 1911 when the Constitution divided the principality of Monaco in three municipalities, the municipality of Monte Carlo was created covering the existing neighborhoods of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins and Saint Michel.
The municipalities were merged into one in 1917, after accusations that the government was acting according to the motto "divide and conquer" and they were accorded the status of wards thereafter. Today, Monaco is divided into 10 wards, with an eleventh ward planned to encompass land reclaimed from the sea; the quarter of Monte Carlo was served by tramways from 1900 to 1953. In 2003 a new cruise ship pier was completed in the harbour at Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, influenced by oceanic climate and humid subtropical climate; as a result, it has mild, rainy winters. Monte Carlo is host to most of the Circuit de Monaco, on which the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place, it hosts world championship boxing bouts, the European Poker Tour Grand Final and the World Backgammon Championship as well as the Monaco International Auto Show, fashion shows and other events. Although the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament is billed as taking place in the community, its actual location is in the adjacent French commune of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Monte Carlo has been visited by royalty as well as the public and movie stars for decades. The Monte Carlo Rally is one of most respected car rallies; the rally, takes place outside the Monte Carlo quarter and is run on French roads. Monte Carlo is one of Europe's leading tourist resorts, although many of the key tourist destinations are in other parts of Monaco, including such attractions as Monaco Cathedral, the Napoleon Museum, the Oceanographic Museum and aquarium, the Prince's Palace, all of which are in Monaco-Ville; the Opéra de Monte-Carlo or Salle Garnier was built to designs of the architect Charles Garnier, who designed the Paris opera house now known as the Palais Garnier. Although much smaller, the Salle Garnier is similar in style with decorations in red and gold, frescoes and sculptures all around the auditorium, it was inaugurated on 25 January 1879 with a performance by Sarah Bernhardt dressed as a nymph. The first opera performed there was Robert Planquette's Le Chevalier Gaston on 8 February 1879, and, followed by three more in the first season.
With the influence of the first director, Jules Cohen and the fortunate combination of Raou
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France between Monaco and Menton. The name was changed from Roquebrune to differentiate the town from Roquebrune-sur-Argens in the neighboring Var department. In pre-Roman times the area was settled by the Ligurians. Traces of their language can be still found in the local dialect; the commune was founded in 971 by Conrad I, count of Ventimiglia, in order to protect his western border. In 1355, Roccabruna fell under the control of the Grimaldi family of Monaco for five centuries, during which time the castle was strengthened. In 1793, Roquebrune became French for the first time, changing the name from the original Roccabruna, but it was returned to Monaco in 1814. In 1804 Napoleon built a road along the coastline; this road connected the village to the rest of the Côte d'Azur, led to its merger with the smaller town of Cap-Martin. In 1848, there was a revolution related to the Italian Risorgimento, with the result that Roccabruna and Menton became free cities under the protection of the Savoy Prince.
They hoped to be part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, but this did not occur, the towns after two years of independence were put under Savoyan administration. They remained in a state of political limbo from 1849 until they were ceded to France by a plebiscite in 1861. Giuseppe Garibaldi, who promoted the union of the County of Nice to Italy, complained that the plebiscite was not done with "universal vote" and Roccabruna was requested by Italian irredentists; as a consequence of these irredentism ideals, during World War II all the coastal area between Italy and Monte Carlo was occupied and administered by the Kingdom of Italy until September 1943. The area became fashionable in the 1920s and 1930s leading to the construction of several notable buildings including Coco Chanel's La Pausa on Cap Martin, Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici's E-1027; the Irish poet and Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats died in the Hôtel Idéal Séjour in the neighboring town of Menton on January 28, 1939. In a letter to his wife, Yeats expressed his wish to be buried in a cemetery in Roquebrune for one year and to be exhumed and reburied in Drumcliff, County Sligo, Ireland.
However, his exhumation was delayed until September 1948 at which point they could no longer locate his remains. The French diplomat sent to oversee the reburial, Bernard Cailloux, said that it was “impossible to return the full and authentic remains of Mr Yeats” and proposed asking Dr Rebouillat, the local sworn pathologist, “to reconstitute a skeleton presenting all the characteristics of the deceased”; the remains of several other individuals, including an Englishman named Alfred Hollis, were assembled in a coffin and sent to Ireland for reburial. The entire affair was handled with secrecy on both the part of the French delegation responsible for the burial, the poet's family, so as not to illicit outrage from the Irish public; the incident was not publicly disclosed until the private archives of French diplomat Jacques Camílle Paris were turner over to the Irish Embassy in Paris in June 2015. The literary couple Romain Gary and Lesley Blanch lived in Roquebrune in 1950–57. Roquebrune-Cap-Martin has several villages and towns: St. Roman a suburb of Monaco, the residential areas of Cabbé, Bon Voyage and Serret, Roquebrune with its perched village and château, the posh Cap Martin peninsula and the modern seaside resort of Carnolès, with its long pebble beach bordering Menton.
The whole area has a major tourism industry during the high season from April to October. The local dialect is linguistically part of the mentonasque of the Païs Mentounasc, a cultural area between the Ligurian dialects and the Occitan language. Since 1861 the use of the French language has increased enormously in the city, now only a minority of the 11,692 inhabitants still speaks the original dialect of Roccabruna. Despite its name, the Monte Carlo Country Club is located in the municipality, it is the venue for the tennis Monte-Carlo Masters. Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is twinned with: Profondeville, Belgium Vejle, Denmark People awarded the honorary citizenship of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin are: List of historical unrecognized states Former countries in Europe after 1815 Grotte du Vallonnet Han van Meegeren the well-known art-forger lived in Roquebrune and painted here his famous Vermeer fake Supper at Emmaus INSEE Roquebrune-Cap-Martin official website
Les Révoires is a north eastern residential and tourist area. It is one of the ten modern administrative Wards of Monaco. Les Révoires lies on the northwestern side of the country, just north of Moneghetti. Les Révoires is considered part of Moneghetti though it is its own administrative Ward, it runs directly along the neighboring French towns of Beausoleil, Cap-d'Ail, as well as the Monégasque Wards of, La Colle, Moneghetti. Les Révoires has steep inclines, offers views of the Rock of Monaco and the Mediterranean. Les Révoires is the location of the Chemin des Révoires, Monaco's highest point, 161 m above sea level. Les Révoires is the smallest Ward in Monaco in terms of both land mass. Les Révoires has a population of 2,545 and is 0.09 km². Monaco has ten state-operated schools, four private schools, one university. There are no private schools located in this district. There are very few government offices located in this district, although there is a regional police station near the Les Révoires - Moneghetti border.
Les Révoires is more of residential area, but there are many chain-owned hotels, bed & breakfasts, along the upper slopes of Mont Agel, helping Monaco's high end tourist industry. Because Les Révoires is located outside the city center, its real estate sales are less. Real estate sales average 6 % to 10 % less than neighboring La Condamine; the district contains the celebrated Jardin Exotique de Monaco, founded by Prince Albert I in 1933. The garden contains a rich collection of over cacti. There is a museum, called the Prehistoric Anthropology located within the Exotic Garden, which displays a variety of prehistoric remains. Geography of Monaco with suburbs and features Monaco Les Révoires - Google Maps