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For the Hong Kong estate named Larvotto, see Larvotto (Hong Kong).
Ward of Monaco
Looking towards Larvotto Beach.
Looking towards Larvotto Beach.
Location in Monaco
Location in Monaco
Larvotto is located in France
Location in relation to France
Coordinates: 43°44′48″N 7°26′00″E / 43.74667°N 7.43333°E / 43.74667; 7.43333Coordinates: 43°44′48″N 7°26′00″E / 43.74667°N 7.43333°E / 43.74667; 7.43333
Country  Monaco
 • Total 0.34 km2 (0.13 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,443

Larvotto is a north eastern residential and tourist area; part of the traditional Quartier of Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco.[1] It is also one of the ten modern administrative Wards of Monaco.[1]


Larvotto is the largest Ward in Monaco in terms of population, and the second largest in terms of land size; Fontvieille is first. Larvotto has a Population of 5,443 and is 0.34 km².[2][1]

Monaco has ten state-operated schools, four private schools, and one university. There are no state schools and private schools located in this district.[3] There are also very few government offices located in this district, except for Monaco's only convention center, and two regional police stations.[4][5]


Larvotto comprises the north eastern end of the country, just east of Monte Carlo.[6] Larvotto is generally considered part of Monte Carlo, even though it is its own administrative Ward.[6] Its borders run directly along the neighboring French towns of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and Beausoleil, as well as the Monégasque Wards of, Monte Carlo and La Rousse/Saint Roman.[6]

About a third of Larvotto has been reclaimed from the sea.[1] This mostly comes from three auras, a 4 hectare Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort,[7] Monaco's new convention center the Grimaldi Forum, and the Japanese Garden.[8][9]


Larvotto is more of residential area, but there are many chain-owned hotels, that can be found along the Mediterranean Sea, helping Monaco's high end tourist industry.[6]

Larvotto is also the name of Monaco's only public beach.[10] Larvotto Beach is a vary well travailed tourist spot, and boasts the Monaco International Fireworks Competition.[11][12]


Larvotto takes after Monte Carlo in being one of the more residential/tourist areas in Monaco.[13] For instance Le Meridien Beach Plaza is located here.[14] Because of its location--it easy to walk from Larvotto to other places within Monaco[15]--and its abundance of parks, people have been choosing to move there from neighboring Saint Roman and other wards.[16]

Avenue Princess Grace located alongside Larvotto Beach was the world's most expensive street to live on.[17] The Wall Street Journal reported that the average place went for about $6,970 per square foot ($75,000/m2) making it the most expensive street in the world for years 2008-2010.[17][18][19][20][21] Housing here averages 10% to 20% more than neighboring La Rousse/Saint Roman or Saint Michel.[22]

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