"Monte Carlo is an overbuilt, overcrowded cement hell out of a Hieronymus Bosch painting
"I now find resorts more fun out of season. Civilised tourists are as rare as an intelligent Hollywood movie, so local talent will do nicely, and to hell with the vulgar jet set. Gstaad is perfect in June and July, March and April, as are St Moritz, the Ionian Islands, and Patmos, my next destination.
"Once upon a time the French Riviera was a must, but now it’s a sweaty hellhole, a shabby place for not so sunny people."
A weak sovereign, corrupt courtiers and greedy builders = Cement Hell.