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La Condamine is the central Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Its landmarks include Port Hercules, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium, and the Princess Antoinette Park. Its farmer's market at the Place d'Armes dates from 1880[1][2] and is a great source of local pride for its "authentic Monegasque"[2] essence.

La Condamine
Ward of Monaco
Ла-Кондамин. Монако. В порту. - panoramio.jpg
Location in Monaco
Location in Monaco
Coordinates: 43°44′4″N 7°25′15″E / 43.73444°N 7.42083°E / 43.73444; 7.42083Coordinates: 43°44′4″N 7°25′15″E / 43.73444°N 7.42083°E / 43.73444; 7.42083
Area
 • Land0.295843 km2 (0.114226 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total3,694
 • Density12,502/km2 (32,380/sq mi)

OverviewEdit

Condamine dates from the Middle Ages, and means cultivable land. It is the second oldest area of Monaco, after Monaco-Ville.[1] Its location between Monaco-Ville and Monte Carlo has made it like the best of both worlds, where, in the early 20th century travel writers recommended its hotels, "much cheaper than those at Monte Carlo"[3] and as close to the "old city" (Monaco-Ville) as a tourist could stay, because Monaco-Ville has no hotels. The late 19th century official princely archivist Gustave Saige described it as the culmination of the "small semicircular"[4] Port Hercule, "inclined amphitheatrically towards it."[4]

EducationEdit

  • École de la Condamine
  • École des Révoires
  • International School of Monaco
  • Regency School of Languages
  • Lycée Technique et Hôtelier (hotel and technical school)
  • Académie Rainier III Musique et Théâtre

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b https://www.seemonaco.com/la-condamine
  2. ^ a b https://www.monte-carlo.mc/en/visits/condamine-monaco/
  3. ^ Black, C.B. (1905). The Riviera: Or, The Coast from Marseilles to Leghorn, including the Interior Towns of Carrara, Lucca, Pisa, and Pistoia (14 ed.). Château d'If: A & C Black. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Saige, Gustave (1897). Monaco: Ses Origines et Son Histoire. Monaco: Imprimerie de Monaco. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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