Monte Carlo is one of the four quarters (or cities) of Monaco. It is the home most notably of the Grand Casino. The casino is what has made Monte Carlo famous the world over. Many things have been named after this place including mathematical ideas, vehicles, and even other casinos.
Other attractions in Monte Carlo include:
- The Gardens and Terraces of the Casino. A vast array of flowers and plants are presented against a background of luscious green lawns. These displays are further embellished with pools and fountains
- The Monte-Carlo Opera and Monte-Carlo Ballet are both located in the Grand Casino
- The National Musuem - houses the world's finest collection of automatons and dolls of the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The Japanese Garden - home for a pond, waterfall, a stream, tea house and Zen garden.
- The Monte Carlo Country Club - home of some 40 tennis courts. The courts are used on the professional tennis circuit -- ATP.
- Hotel de Paris - a luxury hotel situated on the Golden Square of the Place du Casino.
- The Cafe de Paris restaurant is famous for being the best in the country. The Cafe also offers lower limit gaming than the Grand Casino.
- The Sun Casino and Salle de Palmiers both provide alternative gaming spots (and lower limits) to visitors.
Monte Carlo is home to numerous other hotels, restaurants, and night clubs. The night life in Monaco is centered around this quarter.
Monte Carlo has also lent its name to the fabulous Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas located on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. The theme of the casino is definitely French-Mediterranean. The Monte Carlo offers 3,002 guest rooms featuring Italian marble and granite finishes and a 21,000 square-foot pool area with cascading waterfalls and a wave pool.
Gaming - Monte Carlo Casino houses over 2,100 slot and video poker machines ranging from 5 cents to $100 and ninety-five table games including: double-deck Blackjack, single zero Roulette, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Keno, Caribbean Stud, and Baccarat.
Entertainment is provided by the legendary magician Lance Burton, who performs Tuesday through Saturday in the $27 million Lance Burton Theatre. For dining guests can choose from any of seven restaurants in the casino: Blackstone's Steakhouse, The Monte Carlo Buffet, The Cafe, Monte Carlo Pub and Brewery, Andre's French Restaurant, Dragon Noodle, and the Market City Cafe. The Pub and Brewery is the place to be at night with live music, DJ, and dancing starting at 9pm nightly.