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[[File:Monte_Carlo_in_GoldenEye.jpg|thumb|300px|Monte Carlo in ''GoldenEye'' (1995).]]
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[[File:Monte_Carlo_in_GoldenEye.jpg|thumb|300px|The [[Monte Carlo Casino]] in ''GoldenEye'' (1995).]]
'''Monte Carlo''' officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of [[Monaco]], specifically the [[Ward (country subdivision)|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 [[Saint Roman, Monaco|La Rousse/Saint Roman]], [[Larvotto|Larvotto/Bas Moulins]], and [[Saint Michel, Monaco|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|Fontvieille]] (the newest), [[Monaco-Ville]] (the oldest), [[La Condamine]], and Monte Carlo.
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'''Monte Carlo''' is an administrative area of the [[Monaco|Principality of Monaco]] in the south of [[France]]. It is known internationally for its lucrative casinos, including the [[Monte Carlo Casino]], and its luxurious hotels.
 
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".<ref>"Monaco" in ''The New Encyclopædia Britannica'', 15th edition (Chicago, 1991), vol. 8, p. 243.</ref> It is also the location of the [[Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo|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 its eastern border one crosses into the [[France|French]] town of [[Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes|Beausoleil]] (sometimes referred to as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur), and just 5 miles (8&nbsp;km) further east is the western border of [[Italy]].
 
   
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==Literary appearances==
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===''[[Forever and a Day]]'' (2018)===
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In an attempt to meet with [[Joanne Brochet]] in 1950, [[James Bond (Literary)|Bond]] went to Monte Carlo's [[Monte Carlo Casino]], where she often played ''vingt-et-un''.
 
==Film appearances==
 
==Film appearances==
 
The casino featured in the James Bond films ''[[Never Say Never Again]]'' (1983), and ''[[GoldenEye]]'' (1995).
 
The casino featured in the James Bond films ''[[Never Say Never Again]]'' (1983), and ''[[GoldenEye]]'' (1995).
   
 
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Latest revision as of 22:36, March 26, 2020

Monte Carlo in GoldenEye

The Monte Carlo Casino in GoldenEye (1995).

Monte Carlo is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco in the south of France. It is known internationally for its lucrative casinos, including the Monte Carlo Casino, and its luxurious hotels.

Literary appearancesEdit

Forever and a Day (2018)Edit

In an attempt to meet with Joanne Brochet in 1950, Bond went to Monte Carlo's Monte Carlo Casino, where she often played vingt-et-un.

Film appearancesEdit

The casino featured in the James Bond films Never Say Never Again (1983), and GoldenEye (1995).

References Edit

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