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Hi dear TE friends

Place: Monaco-Ville – Monaco

Theme: (Trip) Charms of Europe (XVI)

The Prince's Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco.
Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers. Since the end of the 13th century, it has been the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi family who first captured it in 1297.
The Grimaldi ruled the area first as feudal lords, and from the 17th century as sovereign princes, but their power was often derived from fragile agreements with their larger and stronger neighbors.

I visited Monaco, when he came to Nice. It is a beautiful place and is very rich. I found that it wasn't as magical as I had imagined, but still quite pretty. There were many shiny cars and large yachts, driven generally by older men who looked as though they spend more money in one day than my entire family will spend in a lifetime.

I hope you like it, a big hug to all the friends of the TE

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