The Principality of Monaco has everything to seduce. It is in particular a very popular place and suitable for the installation of professional athletes. Let's find out why.
Athletes living in Monaco
Many athletes have chosen to settle in Monaco. For example, the Principality is very popular with professional cyclists. Thus, it is not uncommon to come across the stars of two-wheelers on the streets such as Chris Froome, Richie Porte, Peter Sagan or Philippe Gilbert.
With its Grand Prix, Monaco is intimately linked to the history and environment of Formula 1. It is therefore not surprising to see that drivers have taken up residence there. This is the case of the former world champion, now retired from Formula 1, Nico Rosberg, the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton or of course Charles Leclerc, Monegasque driver of the Scuderia Ferrari.
The other sport that is widely represented in the Principality is tennis. Novak Djokovich and Tomas Berdych thus reside in Monaco. More recently, after living in Barcelona, the Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic came to settle on the Rock. In total, around a quarter of the ATP and WTA top 50 are in Monaco.
In addition to these three flagship sports, the Rock is also the home chosen by the members of its rugby team as well as by certain athletes (pole-vaulters, long-distance runners, etc.). Of course, most of the football players from the Principality's historic club, ASM, also live in Monaco.
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If Monaco is mainly known for its advantageous tax framework, this is not the only reason why so many athletes choose to elect residence there.
The geography of the Rock
Monaco benefits from a unique geographic location. At the edge of the Mediterranean, the Principality experiences a mild climate throughout the year. An advantage appreciated by all, it is all the more so for athletes who aspire to be able to train in the best conditions at any time of the year. In addition, the Principality has an excellent connection to the transport network, starting with its modern train station. It is also located near Nice International Airport and many companies offer private shuttle routes that connect the Rock to the airport. From Monaco, it is therefore very easy to reach the four corners of the world for a tournament or a competition. For cyclists, it is also easy to reach the hinterland of Nice or Var, which are well known as excellent training grounds for climbers. It is also very fast to cross the border and get to the Italian peninsula. The roads of Tuscany, a favorite playground for cyclists, are only 4 hours away from Monaco.
The living environment of Monaco
Living in Monaco also means enjoying an incomparable living environment. At a time when the media coverage of celebrities and sportspeople is reaching an unprecedented level, Monaco appears to be an excellent alternative. Le Rocher has the unique advantage of bringing together a large contingent of personalities who appreciate Monaco for the anonymity they find there. The Principality also offers its inhabitants a secure living environment, which is increasingly sought after by sportspeople and other personalities.
Far from the hustle and bustle of large cities, Monaco is more like a village. Shops, hospital, market, restaurants, downstairs, clubs, schools, sports facilities, casino ... the Rocher concentrates a wide variety of services. With its 2 km2 of surface, everything can be done on foot!
Finally, athletes also appreciate the quality and variety of sports facilities. The Monte-Carlo Country Club, which allows you to train with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, is recognized on the tennis planet as a training center of excellence. The Louis II stadium, which hosts European football matches, also allows athletes to benefit from athletic sessions in a unique setting. The quality of the Principality's sports facilities is internationally recognized. In addition, it is at the origin of the training and development of local champions and the development of the great athletes of tomorrow.
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