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Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich

  • 2020
  • Season 1
  • 3 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • News and current affairs

Summary

With privileged access to the royal palace, the super-rich and those who serve them, this series gives an exclusive insight into the tiny country with extraordinary wealth.

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Episode 3: Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich

Summary

A tour of an extraordinary new home, Villa Troglodyte, which has come onto the market and is built as if carved out of the rock, with an asking price of £23million. The pressure to build more houses in such a small country has left Prince Albert with a challenge. Cameras follow him as he attends meetings about a huge two-billion-euro land extension project he has initiated. Extending into the sea is a complex operation, but once complete the largest villas there are estimated to sell for around 100million euros

Review

There are roughly 8,000 Monégasque citizens living in Monaco – people who were either born in the principality or secured the status by marriage.

But not all are high-rolling wealthy types and the government protects the less well off with subsidised housing (rents are never more than a third of income) and free healthcare. If it didn’t, Monaco, which is tiny and incredibly built-up, would be overrun by the super-rich buying all the property.

In the final part of a guiltily fascinating series (which teaches us – if we needed the lesson – that money does not buy good taste) we go to a dog boutique and attend the Red Cross Ball.

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NarratorFred Sirieix
DirectorMichael Waldman
UnknownMichael Waldman
ProducerRuth Overend
UnknownBridget Boseley
UnknownJon Smith
UnknownSunil Patel
UnknownRichard Gort

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  • Episode 3

    Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich

    Summary

    A tour of an extraordinary new home, Villa Troglodyte, which has come onto the market and is built as if carved out of the rock, with an asking price of £23million. The pressure to build more houses in such a small country has left Prince Albert with a challenge. Cameras follow him as he attends meetings about a huge two-billion-euro land extension project he has initiated. Extending into the sea is a complex operation, but once complete the largest villas there are estimated to sell for around 100million euros

    Review

    There are roughly 8,000 Monégasque citizens living in Monaco – people who were either born in the principality or secured the status by marriage.

    But not all are high-rolling wealthy types and the government protects the less well off with subsidised housing (rents are never more than a third of income) and free healthcare. If it didn’t, Monaco, which is tiny and incredibly built-up, would be overrun by the super-rich buying all the property.

    In the final part of a guiltily fascinating series (which teaches us – if we needed the lesson – that money does not buy good taste) we go to a dog boutique and attend the Red Cross Ball.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    NarratorFred Sirieix
    DirectorMichael Waldman
    UnknownMichael Waldman
    ProducerRuth Overend
    UnknownBridget Boseley
    UnknownJon Smith
    UnknownSunil Patel
    UnknownRichard Gort
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