The upcoming new district, the Anse du Portier, also known as Portier Cove, is the real-estate future of the Principality of Monaco.
Monaco was always a symbol of luxury and success, even in the great global recession and economic crisis in the year 2008, the Principality of Monaco maintained this status. Thanks to its national and international effort, Monaco’s population is continuously growing as more and more residents are coming to the Principality each year.
Monaco being the second smallest country in the World, right after Vatican City, and having more than 37.300 people in its less than 2 km² territory generated a housing crisis in Monaco, where demand outweighed supply.
To answer a growing need, the Princely government decided to extend the borders of the country by reclaiming 60,000m² of new land located in the waters just off the Grimaldi Forum and Avenue Princesse Grace.
The first steps were taken back in 2016 with the removal of the protected marine species, of which were carefully relocated into nearby natural reserves, this very important step was taken to ensure the project did not disturb or damage the coastal ecosystem. This extremely complex project required very careful planning; however, the government and the town’s representatives unanimously approved the land extension.
Monaco’s new sustainable development will offer new high-end luxury standards to its residents, with new apartments planned for over 700 people, and when completed, Monaco’s residents will be able to enjoy the new district with all its urbane developments, including housing, shops, marina and beautiful garden areas.
This two billion euro project with its extension out to the sea will have a major impact on the social landscape, and will forever change the topography of the Principality of Monaco.
Monaco and France have always worked hand in hand throughout history, and France often provided protection for the population of this tiny country. This French-Monégasque relationship was built on strategic pillars, and due to its location between the borders of Italy and France, Monaco always played an important strategic role.
However, we have to emphasize again that the Principality of Monaco is not a French county or a French territory. There are many differences between the two cultures even if they share some of the social backgrounds and the economic aspects. Monaco’s population has always been isolated by the sea and the surrounding mountains, its natural boundaries protecting Monaco from many external influences.
Therefore, it became the obvious choice to extend out towards the sea, and to be independent from France or Italy.
In addition, the famous Grimaldi Forum, location of some of the most important conferences in Monaco, will be extended in the upcoming years, just as a new waterfront promenade will provide a spectacular view to the Rock and to Monte-Carlo.
It is luxury and business mixed together, this two billion Euro project will be completed at no cost to Monaco, since the new district is entirely financed by the private sector.
All these efforts show that the Monegasque Government is able to continue to fulfil the needs of its residents, and find a balanced solution for everyone, and when this effects good change, residents are ready to support the project.
Price wise, well Monaco recently become home to the world’s most expensive penthouse in the Tour Odeon, the price a staggering estimated €300 million Euro, most probably the new sea-front villas may reach similar price-heights.
Living in Monaco
It is available for purchase in English at: http://amzn.com/1496107004
The author Zsolt Szemerszky intended to hunt down the myth around Monaco and to go beyond gossips. Zsolt is also know by releasing Monaco’s first gourmand book. The Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco was launch last December 2016 as the number one release in wine pairing at Amazon.com allows gastronomy lovers to discover the excellence of the Principality of Monaco thanks to recipes and interviews with Executive Chefs who hold together over 50 Michelin stars.
However Living in Monaco is significantly different from his other books. It is not a travel book, it is an ultimate guideline to those who are aiming to get a glimpse about the real Monaco and who have the desire to relocate their personal or business life to the Principality.
The book explains the benefits of the relocation (both for private and business reasons), the life quality in the Principality, and reveals how can one capitalise the unseen treasures and business potentials of Monaco. The “Relocation and what it takes” chapter also explains all the tiny details, traps, tips and best practices while it offers a detailed overview of the administrative mechanism of the Principality.
One of the interesting part of the book is the second part which focuses on the people, the opportunities, and the traps in Monaco. It offers a first hand guidance to avoid to fell for the catchy wordings and the illusions of luxury. Understanding the real-life examples one can truly enjoy the Principality with all its safety and protective legal systems for families and businesses.
The book is available for purchase in English at: http://amzn.com/1496107004
Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco
Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality of Monaco.
Monaco’s first gourmand book was launch December 2016 as the number one release in wine pairing at Amazon.com allows gastronomy lovers to discover the excellence of the Principality of Monaco thanks to recipes and interviews with Executive Chefs who hold together over 50 Michelin stars.
Signature Dishes of the Principality of Monaco is a distinctive publication highlighting the exceptional culinary scene of the Principality, whilst focusing on gastronomical specialities and offering an overview of the heritage of Monaco.
Thanks to the invaluable help from the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, authors Bradley Mitton and Zsolt Szemerszky are showcasing the most excellent restaurants in Monaco. This culinary guide offers its readers a unique experience as they offer a rare insight into the characters and personalities behind these wonderful gastronomical locations.
This is an exceptional joint effort thanks to the supportive chefs include Alain Ducasse, Benoît Witz, Christophe Cussac, Christophe Dupuy, Dominique Lory, Jean-Claude Brugel, Joël Robuchon, Marcel Ravin, Paolo Sari, Philippe Joannès and Takéo Yamasaki as well as accommodating sommeliers including Damien Borghi, Noël Bajor, Frédéric Woelffle and Massimo Sacco.
The publication is available international delivery through Amazon.com.