Monaco, with a population of around 39,000, is only a 20-minute train or 30-minute bus ride from Nice. It’s the playground of the rich and famous, but there is plenty to do even if you aren’t rich or famous. It’s primary industries are tourism, yachting, gambling and financial services. Here are some select images of Monaco.
While Monaco sits within France’s borders, it’s not French at all. It’s a sovereign city-state, country and microstate. It has a constitutional monarchy led by Prince Albert II, and many will have heard of Monaco because of his mother, American actress Grace Kelly.
While small in size, Monaco is big on things to do. Whether you want to take in a museum, quality opera, the latest music concerts, the Monaco Gran Prix or simply walk around and marvel at the old and new architecture, Monaco will keep you entertained.
There is a complete list of things to see and do from the Monaco Tourism Bureau and another great website for current events is Visit Monaco.