Children and everyday life
Many children in Monaco grow up multilingual, that goes without saying. Since Monaco is very small and densely built, there aren’t that many green spaces for children to play. But compared to other countries in Monaco there are not that many children. Only twelve out of 100 residents are under 14 years of age and only two out of 100 are under five.
Children are largely given good medical care, but adolescents often also have a drug problem. Even wealth does not protect against this. Unfortunately we have not found any pictures of children in Monaco that we are allowed to publish without legal problems. There are of course a lot of pictures of the princely children, but we wanted to show normal children. So if you’re ever in Monaco, ask a child for permission, take a photo and send us the photo. Then we’ll be happy to add that. Under the heading “Princely Family” you will find a few pictures of children who probably live in Monaco. Just have a look there!
What schools do children go to in Monaco?
The school in Monaco is international; according to the Federal Foreign Office, there are eight public schools and two private schools. There is also an international school and some schools that have specialized. Monaco also has its own university, the International University of Monaco. The degree in Monaco is also recognized by France, so the children can choose between their own university and a university in France.
Do “normal” people also live in Monaco?
In Monaco too, there are jobs that urgently need to be carried out. Street cleaning, garbage disposal, cleaning men and women, people serving in the market and salespeople in the many shops are needed.
Every morning on the Marché de la Condamine square there is a market where traders, who come from the surrounding area, offer normal goods: fruits such as lemons, mirabelle plums or oranges, vegetables, artichokes and pumpkins can all be bought here. Here life goes its normal course, without the tourists and without the super-rich. People who are not among the super-rich also work in the botanical garden, in the palace and in the casinos.
Many work in Monaco, but live in the surrounding area
But many of them work here and live elsewhere. They cross the border every morning and every evening. The same applies to the many construction workers, because in Monaco you build upwards or downwards. Building in width is difficult, simply because there is so little space. You have no chance of finding an affordable apartment in Monaco and therefore have to commute every day.
Eating in Monaco
What do people eat in Monaco?
Is there even a typical Monegasque cuisine? The country is tiny, how is your own kitchen supposed to have developed? In any case, the cuisine of Monaco is a Mediterranean cuisine, i.e. a cuisine typical of the Mediterranean. If you look at the location, it’s no wonder, because Monaco is on the Mediterranean Sea and the kitchens of France and Italy are likely to have influenced the small country.
A dish called barbajuan is very typical of Monaco. These are actually ravioli, something typically Italian. You fill these dumplings and then you deep-fry them, so you throw them again in hot fat. Fish too comes on the table in many different variations. Plenty of vegetables are cooked and refined with olive oil. Salade Niçoise (Nice salad) comes from the neighboring city of Nice, but this salad with tuna is also popular in Monaco. You can find out how it is done in our participation tip.
According to hyperrestaurant, the pizza comes from Italy, which is also not missing in Monaco. In principle, you can choose the delicacies from French and Italian cuisine. In many restaurants you can eat very well, but often very expensive.