Monaco is a principality situated on the French Riviera. Infamous as a playground for the rich and famous, the expensive cars and luxurious boats in the harbour exudes affluence and decadence. With many popular restaurants and nightclubs, the city is also known for its casino. The city's most famous event is the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, which uses the streets to provide one of the most exciting races in the Formula 1 calendar.
Must Know: The nearest airport for travelling to Monaco is the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 17 km west of Monaco. There are five main public bus routes around the city.
Must Do: A trip to the casino is highly recommended, for either a quick game or to watch the high-rollers. On the Terraces de Fontvieille you'll also find an exhibition of Prince Rainier III's classic car collection, featuring over 100 models.
Must See: For a truly memorable experience, the Grand Prix is a must, with visitors coming from around the world to experience the thrill of one of the original and most prestigious races.
Did You KnowThe Monte-Carlo Casino has been a filming location in three James Bond films.
The nearest airport is the Nice Côte d'Azur Airport. It lies 17 km west of the city and takes 30 minutes to drive to the centre of Monaco. From Nice there are regular bus and train services throughout the day. The Monaco-Monte Carlo train station is located 200 metres inland from Hercule Port. For a quicker journey from Nice, you can get a helicopter to Monaco Heliport.
It is easy to walk around Monaco. If you need to take public transport, there are five main bus routes around the city. There are many taxi ranks and bicycle hire shops along the seafront. Rental cars are available, but only recommended if travelling outside the city.