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Travel Snapshot: What Not to Do in Monte Carlo

Where: Monaco
February 5, 2013 at 2:11 PM | by | ()

From time to time in our travels, we come across some cultural guidelines and civic rules that the locals take for granted. Just like our find on the subway in Singapore, we stumbled on this sign while strolling the streets of Monte Carlo.

If you have been lucky enough to visit the Principality of Monaco, you know that it is the center of all things glamorous and tax-dodgy. Tucked away between France and Italy, this country is built into a hill overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean and plays host to celebs and high-rollers who love to soak up the sun in close proximity to royalty. The main casino in Monte Carlo plays a central role in all the glam, surrounded as it is by manicured gardens, fountains and valeted Lamborghinis.

While walking around the gardens, we noticed this sign that outlined the absolute no-nos in this centrally located park. After a quick gander we had to smirk at the strict rules the park imposed, particularly the strict dress code. Note that anyone breaking this rule is not even allowed to view the gardens. Other notable points are that picnics are allowed because they inevitably include "greasy papers" that are not properly disposed of, and no "children games" which may disturb the public.

After noticing how clean and orderly the city is, it makes sense that these rules are in place. Even cooler—believe it or not—is that these rules are upheld by locals and tourists alike.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak for Jaunted]

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This makes me love Monte Carlo even more.

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