Situated on the Mediterranean Riviera, Monaco is squeezed into just 200 hectares and after the Vatican City is the world's smallest country. It is smaller than Central Park in New York and is unique in that there are no rivers flowing through it.
Inhabited since 400,000BC, it now is known as having an affluent population, and is home to some of the most impressive super yachts, which can be seen moored in the Port de Hercule. With its stunning setting, the port was used as a location in the James Bond film Golden Eye. It is also home to the annual Formula One Motor Racing Grand Prix which attracts visitors from all over the world.
With the world’s smallest coastline, measuring just 2.38 miles, Monaco is built into the hillside and has many steep tree lined streets. These are home to luxury boutiques and lots of cafes, restaurants and bars. At the beach there are a range of clubs offering the opportunity to sit and soak up the sun, while the charming old town on the south side of the port is home to the principality’s Royal Palace.
Avenue Princess Grace is named after Grace Kelly, the American actress, who married Prince Ranier III and took the title of Princess Grace of Monaco. Despite also being famous for its casinos, citizens of Monaco are forbidden by law from gambling even though there are 12,261 millionaires in less than one square mile.
Population of Monaco
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Port Hercule, 98000 Monaco.
Latitude 43.733986248267016 / Longitude:7.422434091567993
Nice International Airport, Rue Costes et Bellonte, 06206 Nice, France
Latitude: 43.6592 Longitude: 7.2090.
Airport Transfer Services
The International airport of Nice Cote d’Azur offers a variety of transport services, including bus, taxi, and train.
Getting around in Monaco
The quickest way to get around Monaco is by walking, however much going up and down steep hills can be easily avoided, with the 79 lifts, 35 escalators and 8 travelators, both indoor and outdoor, which are cleverly dotted around the Principality.
Things to Do
Jardin Exotique – the visit includes not only discovering succulents from all over the world in the Exotic Garden but also any temporary exhibitors, the Observatory Cave and the Prehistoric Anthropologic Museum.
Musee Oceanographique de Monaco- This beautiful aquarium built right on the sea edge, is home to over 6000 sea life species and a must see for all ages during your time in Monaco!
Palais Princier de Monaco- Situated at the very top of Le Rocher, the royal residence currently home of Prince Albert II overlooks Monaco. To not miss the daily change of the guard at 11:55 am.
Casino de Monaco- Both the outside and inside of this building are worth a visit even if you don’t gamble!
Tete de Chien- walk up the 550m rock just an easy trail to witness the best view of Monaco. The walk starts at La Turbie, just on the outskirts of Monaco and climb is definitely worth every minute!
Eze – Do not miss this little hilltop medieval village only 9km from Monaco. The train from Monaco takes you there in 12 minutes, so make sure to take a few hours to wonder around the charming old cobble streets.
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