When people think of Monaco, they usually think of it as a playground for the rich, but perhaps they should think of it as a place of quality fine art. There are countless galleries to visit in and around Monaco. I would recommend grabbing a guide book but my absolute favourite is Monaco fine arts gallery. They represent painters such as Laure Fissore and Nalbi Bugashev, photographer Nick Danziger and sculptor Valery Koshlyakov, to name just a few and who all produce wonderful contemporary work. Monaco also has many other galleries worth visiting.
Maretti Arte Monaco, specializing in Italian contemporary art by well-known artists, as well as up-and-coming talent. Marlborough Fine Art is a leading contemporary art dealer with several locations worldwide. Gallerie Berrino, located just off Palace Square, this unique gallery displays oil paintings by Mario Berrino. Kamil Galerie du Forum is a wonderful place to find large sculptures and paintings by famous artists such as Richard Mass or Sabala.Galerie d'Art Pictual is renowned for selling and sponsoring works of art by world-famous artists. Mordant, Rousso and Merot are among the talents whose works you'll find. Galerie d'Art Monégasque caters to enthusiasts of contemporary art. Boldly colored works by such popular artists as Raoul Dufy, Allen Jones, Jonathan Janson and Pierre Soulages.
People relocate for several reasons: career opportunities, expat jobs, study, retirement, better life, family, second-home ownership and permanent emigration. Whatever the reason, life in a foreign country can be challenging. Before relocating, you have to acquire pertinent information on the relevant country. This information could prove invaluable as you experience a new life.
Monaco is a gorgeous little country on the French Riviera home to over 100 nationalities and has the highest number of millionaire per capita and in 2008 around 2000 millionaires bought houses in Monaco.
The small country boasts of beautiful, expensive ports to expensive hotels, Monaco has transformed into an ideal business place. The small country has nice weather and the cuisine is mostly French. There are monthly events like balls, concerts, and international marathons and the famous Grand Prix. Millionaires thus earning the name “the rich man’s playground” usually attend the events hosted here. Monaco has no airports but there is a helipad and most travel is by train and yacht or helicopter.
Visas are necessary to obtain if you are planning to stay for more than 90 days. A work permit is a requirement if you are planning on getting employed. Pets must be micro chipped or tattooed and vaccinated against rabies. A blood test must be performed to verify the validity of the test.
Buying a Property in Monaco
Monaco’s real estate market is growing by leaps and bounds, outpacing much of the rest of the world. Due to limited development opportunities and small size, it has the most expensive real estate market. With an area smaller than 2 square km it is economically stable.
Monaco’s real estate prices rose steadily before the global recession. When the global recession occurred, Monaco was not badly affected and this is attributed to the country’s resilience in part to its independence from the European Union unlike Italy and Greece.
It is a well-known tax haven for wealthy individuals throughout the world making several international businesses have their business headquarters in the principality.
Monaco also offers low taxation as well as a complete lack of income taxes for individuals attracting many wealthy foreign investors. No capital gains or inheritance taxes are charged on real estate. Life in Monaco is high cost as in comparison to France’s most prosperous metropolitan areas.
• Monaco is well known for high-end casinos, although the locals are not allowed to gamble.
• Investment homes ranges from homes suitable for single people to large families.
• Those hoping to invest in property in Monaco are required to have proof of financial stability be getting a deposit certificate from any bank in Monaco.
• An interesting fact is that local flights are not needed as walking the width of the whole country takes only one hour.