The genesis for this map titles was a brief foray we made into Covid-ravaged Europe in 2021 that included an adventuresome cruise on a ship that should never have left port. Lan and I had a few days to spend before joining the ship in Genoa and spent a few days exploring the Ligurian coast of Italy. The border to France was supposed to be closed due to health concerns, but we drove through it and soon arrived in Monaco, a lovely little mini-state that has been formally independent for centuries and is best-known for its casino, the Monte Carlo. Why it continues to exist is one of those mysteries Europe loves and visitors become enamoured of. As an independent state, it is called a Principality and is internally self-governing, with its own currency, postal system, and harbour. It even has its own airport. Ruled by the Grimaldi family for centuries, its most famous citizen seems to be the late Grace Kelly, the American actress who married Prince Rainier. Another reality of Monaco is that no one seems to have published a map of the country, which got Lan thinking. The end result is a beautiful and very detailed map of this small city stat, complete with its own Top Attractions list. To make the map more attractive to buyers, we have included a detailed map of the entire French Riviera from the Italian to the Spanish borders and inland to cover Provence/Cote D’Azur, and Languedoc provinces of France. There must be hundreds of castles, fortresses, and palaces in this region, and many are noted on the map, but it is also the locale for famous historic cities such as Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nimes, Nice, and Grenoble. This is a perfect map for those biking the Riviera or travelling by train, as the Euro-Velo routes are al shown – and where else can you find a map of Monaco?
Map size: 27*39"
This map is also available in digital format and flat map for $39.95 (per side). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would want to place an order or for more information.
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