100 Route 16.
Monaco (Hdtel de Paris, a large estab., near the Casino; H.
et Pens. Suisse, H. du Louvre, both smaller; Angleterre, H. des
Bains, both near the stat.; all these near the sea; Prince Albert,
in the town above. — C«rr. from stat. to town li/2, per hr. 3 fr.),
picturesquely situated on a bold and prominent rock, capital (1500
inhab.) of the diminutive principality of that name, to which
Mentone and Roccabruna also belonged down to 1848. This little
independent state was mediatized by France in 1860, and the once
powerful princes, who were anciently renowned for their naval
exploits, have retained but little of their former privileges. The
palace (accessible daily, 2—5 p. m.) contains a suite of sump¬
tuously furnished apartments. Pleasant promenades extend round
the extremity of the rock. Monaco is visited on account of the
mildness of its climate in winter, and as a sea-bathing place in
summer, but ihe chief attraction to many is the 'tapis vert'.
The Casino, which contains the rooms dedicated to play, is
situated on a promontory to the E. of the town, surrounded by
beautiful grounds (cafe', music in the afternoon), and commanding
a fine view.
Beyond Monaco the train passes through 3 long and several
shorter tunnels. Stat. Eza; the village, situated on an isolated
rock on the r., high above the line, was once a stronghold of
Saracen freebooters, who levied contributions on the surrounding
district. Then Beaulieu (p. 106), and Villafranca (p. 105). The
train now enters the valley of the Paglione by means of a tunnel
nearly 1 M. in length, crosses the stream, passes through
another tunnel, and reaches the station of Nice on the r. bank
of the river.
16. Nice (Ital. Nizza) and its Environs.
Comp. Map p. lot.
Hotels. On the Quais Massena and St. Jean Baptiste (r. bank of the
Paillon): "Hotel Chauvain, "Hotel de laPaix, "Grand Hotel,
all of the 1st class; "Hotel de France, R. 3, L. 1, B. li|„, D. 5, A. 1 fr.
— At the Jardin Public: "Grande Bretagne, Angleterre. — In the
Promenade des Anglais: "Hotel des Anglais, Hotel du Luxem¬
bourg, "Hotel de la Mediterranee, de Rome, all 1st cl. — In
the Avenue du Prince Imperial: "lies Britanniques, des E m -
pereurs, Ganter's Hotel et Pension, Maison Doree, Deux
M o n d e s. — W. of these, in the streets Boulevard de Longchamp, Rue
Massena, Grimaldi, St. Etienne, Delphine: Hotel du Paradis, du
Louvre, Royal, Julien, Chamonix, all new. Same direction,
farther to the W.: Hotel de l'Europe, Hotel Helvetique, the
latter less expensive, both Rue de Fiance. East of the Aven. du Prince
Imperial, in the Rue Gioffredo, du Temple etc.: Hotel et Pension du
Colorado, Windsor, des Colonies, the two latter recommended for
moderate requirements. — In the Boulevard Carabacel, in a sheltered posi¬
tion: "Hotel de Nice, a large estab.; Europe etAme'rique, Hotel
de Paris, Perino; near them Hotel Victoria, Prince de Gal les,
Hotel et Pension Carabacel. — On the 1. bank of the Paillon : Hotel
de Genes et de Turin, de la Ville, Lyon et Paris, " H 61 e 1 des
Etrangers, Rue du Pont Neuf, well spoken of, D. 3, R. 3, B. l'jjfr.; H6tel