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Did you know that Monaco has a hidden, natural beach?

Fisherman’s Cove, the hidden beach of Monaco

Entirely formed by nature, the Fisherman’s Cove is a small and totally secluded beach next to the Rock and the Prince’s palace. This very narrow, gravel-coated beach is often visited by residents who are looking for a peaceful and quiet time, away from the always buzzing and touristic beaches. People often visit this place for…

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Did you know that Monaco has the highest life expectancy in the world?

Monaco with flower

According to the World Health Organisation and the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the average female life expectancy is 93.5 years in Monaco while the average male life expectancy is 85.6 years. This results in an overall life expectancy of 89.5 years which is the lengthiest in the world. The standard of living and…

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Did you know that Monaco has an identical flag to Indonesia?

Flag of Monaco

The national flag of the Principality of Monaco is identical to the flag of Indonesia. The combination of red-white can be also found in the flag of Poland and Singapore.  The flag of Monaco has two equal horizontal bands, one red (top) and the other one white (bottom), both of which have been the heraldic…

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Do you know the National Emergency Signal of Monaco?

The National Alert Signal is the sounding of a siren to warn the population of an imminent danger. A test of the sirens is carried out every first Wednesday of the month at 12:00. The National Emergency Signal is sounded in the event of a major incident necessitating a lockdown, for example a toxic cloud,…

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Did you know that the Monégasque language almost died?

Monaco's Princely Family

The Monégasque language, called “Monegù” was threatened with extinction in the 1970s. The traditional language of the Principality is Monegù. Although nowadays Monaco’s official language is French, sometimes you can also hear the traditional national Monégasque language of the Monégasque people. However, in daily life, a large number of people in the Principality of Monaco…

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Did you know that Monaco has a hero from the legendary Titanic ship?

RMS Titanic

Most of the people saw James Cameron’s iconic movie the Titanic, well Monaco has a forgotten hero related to the ill-fated Titanic ship. Roger Marie Léon Joseph Bricoux was one of the legendary Titanic musicians, a brave cello player who never left the sinking ship. The 20-year-old Monaco resident Roger Marie Léon Joseph Bricoux, was…

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