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Le port Hercule de Monaco est une baie naturelle située au pied du rocher ancestral des Princes de Monaco.

C’est un des rares, sinon le seul port de la Côte d’Azur en eau profonde.

 

Il était déjà utilisé comme port commercial par les grecs et les romains, mais il avait un inconvénient, celui d’être mal abrité des vents d’Est. C’est pourquoi dès le début du XXème siècle furent érigées deux jetées qui contribuèrent à assurer une protection meilleure mais pas totalement efficace.

The port Hercule of Monaco is a natural bay located at the foot of the ancestral rock of the Princes of Monaco.

It is one of the few, if not the only port of the French Riviera in deep water.

 

It was already used as a commercial port by the Greeks and Romans, but it had a disadvantage, that of being badly sheltered from the East winds. That's why at the beginning of the 20th century two jetties were erected which helped to provide better protection but not totally effective.

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