Majestic Mediterranean Scenery Captured on Worldwide Gifts Travel Souvenir
This colorful image is a spectacular representation of The Rock of Monaco and the ancient medieval town of Monaco-ville, and it is a beautiful souvenir from Monaco. It's also a great souvenir from a vacation to France if you were fortunate enough to take a little time to visit this tiny gem of a principality tucked into the French geography right on the sparkling coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
La Rochere, The Rock, is a massive monolith that rises 459 feet (141 meters)above the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean, overlooking the port where luxury cruise ships passengers disembark for an exciting time playing roulette in the Monte Carlo casinos, or a more sedate adventure exploring the Old Town. Monaco is famous throughout the world for its glamorous lifestyle, and for being playground of royalty.
A Small Principality That Is Grand In the Scope of Its Attractions
Monaco is a beautiful place, filled with a rich historical ambience that offers an elegant setting for the opulent lifestyle of many of its inhabitants. Visitors here enjoy many opportunities for excitement in their contemporary entertainments, such as gambling in the casinos, watching (or driving in) the world famous Grand Prix Formula One Race, and haute couture shopping. However, the true charm of Monaco lies in attractions that have been in place for hundreds of years, possessing an abundance of beauty and a wealth of history.
The Grimaldi Prince's Palace is at least seven hundred years old, and is still the official residence of the Prince of Monaco today. This magnificent fortress was once home to Hollywood movie actress, Grace Kelly, Princess Grace, to whom a glorious memorial rose garden in Fontvieille Park is dedicated. Near the Prince's Palace is the spectacular Oceanographic Museum, formerly directed by the legendary Jacques Cousteau.