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Monte Carlo Monaco

Monte-Carlo is a leading tourist destination within the tiny republic of Monaco nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east. Well known for its casinos, gambling, glamour, and sightings of famous people, it is home to most of the Circuit de Monaco, on which the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. It also hosts world championship boxing bouts, the Monte Carlo Masters, European Poker Tour Grand Final and the World Backgammon Championship as well as fashion shows and other events. The Monte-Carlo Rally is one of the longest running and most respected car rallies, and marks the start of each rally season as the first event on the World Rally Championship calendar. Monte-Carlo has been visited by royalty as well as the general public and movie stars for decades. Actress Grace Kelly brought instant fame to Monaco when she married Prince Ranier III in 1956, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco.

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