Gallow I agree its nouveau riche glitzy nonsense, as is St Tropez when busy as well ..."look how my gold shoes match my gold mobile phone..." **** off and bring back someone like the young Bridgitte Bardot...! (Sans chats.)
Oh indeed Mr_D. More monied oiks than you can pay someone else to shake a stick at. Rumour was that the mafiya types set up shop in Monaco some years ago and - along with the Arabs - frightened the old money off.
I'd rather visit Scunthorpe than Monaco. Dreadful concrete jungle. But the Russians are all over. Two mates live in Nice and eat at the Negresco once a week. Get the same table. They walk in one time having booked and the manager comes up announcing he is devastated but their table is taken. By the bodyguards of a big Russian party. "We suspect they are armed".