Is this the most expensive tourist telescope in the world? High on the Rock of Monaco, home to the Grimaldi Palace, staring down on the Richest Harbour in The World,it has gold rims to remind us all we're in the playground of the rich. the famous, the infamous, the flashy and trashy. As if you needed reminding. As if the Grimaldi dynasty needed reminding. Lunch at the Hotel de Paris across the harbour in Monte Carlo can cost €360 per person, without wine or tip or excuse. The Grands Prix every May attracts that intoxicating aphrodisiac - money. power. celebrity, danger and even more money and power.