Larvotto district. Beaches and extension into the sea of the Principality of Monaco
 

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© Dr Giuseppe Mazza

 

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Boulevard du Larvotto, sky-scrapers, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco Principality

Monte Carlo: Boulevard du Larvotto, sky-scrapers and the Grimaldi Forum

Larvotto sea promenade, Fairmont Hôtel, Casino, Nibox, Monaco Principality

Monte Carlo: the Larvotto sea promenade, the Fairmont Hôtel with the Casino and the Nibox, and a cruise vessel alongside the floating berth of the Port Hercule.

Larvotto sea promenade, Monaco Principality

The Larvotto seaside promenade. Some tourists are comparing the size of their feet with those impressed on the ground of the “Champions Promenade”.

Monte Carlo beaches

The Larvotto coast

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto with noise barrier fence. Green spaces, roof gardens and yachts

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The cleaning operations have begun after the drills in the first months of 2018. The mud is taken off without polluting

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Under the watchful and bewildered eye of the seagulls, the bottom is cleaned up to the rock to create a solid platform in cement where to sink the giant caissons that will surround, consolidating it, the extension into the sea.

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

In parallel, along the coastline, a parking is built with underground connections 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

In late July the first of 18 huge floating caissons, arrives, they are 26 m tall and weigh 10.000 t 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The caissons are sunk one next to the other delimiting the filling area 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Full of gravel, they weigh 22.000 t and create a solid belt of reinforced concrete 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

In April 2019 the right side is already closed to the sea and the bulldozers are at work 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

In June 2019 the zone torn to the sea has considerably increased 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The building site now is reached also by land with a descent for vehicles 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The first cranes appear while the bottoms are settled for the future filling 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

By the end of August 2019 also the left side is closed to the sea and a giant crane rail appears

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Two ships with long booms passing over the belt, alternate for filling up unabatedly the basin 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Outside, the consolidating boulders are put in position one by one, under the control of divers

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The big rail crane works tirelessly, sided by an impressive mobile crane on track

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

The bulldozers come and go from the heaps of gravel and another tongue of earth appears at the centre of the basin 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

By mid December the filling up is over: the area of the Principality of Monaco has increased of six hectares 

Monaco: expansion works on the sea at Larvotto

Five months later the building is in full activity: the room for moving is almost absent  

Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco Principality

Avenue Princesse Grace

 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, Sporting and Larvotto

The Sporting and the Larvotto, seen from the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel

Larvotto ward, Monaco Principality

Monaco: the Larvotto ward

Larvotto Beach, Monaco Principality

Descent to Larvotto Beach

Larvotto Beach, Monaco Principality

Restaurants along the beach of Larvotto

Larvotto Beach, Monaco Principality

Beach life at Larvotto with background of skyscrapers

Vaulabelle source, Monaco Principality

Larvotto grotto and Vaulabelle source. Pluvial water, which falls down from the stalactites, forms an underground pond, just over the sea level and is intercepted by Monaco aqueduct before getting mixed with brackish water.
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