Monaco is a principality, a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera. It’s the second smallest Country in the world (only Vatican City is smaller) yet at the same time the most densely populated. The principality is known as a tax haven, primarily because there’s no income tax at all. This makes it very popular for those who can afford to live there.
Monaco is perhaps most well known for hosting the Monaco Grand Prix, held since 1929. The race is famous for its twisting and tight circuit, arguably the most demanding in F1, and every year thousands descend on this small city to witness the spectacle. It is also known as an incredibly glamorous event, with many of the worlds richest and most famous people visiting, often arriving on large yachts or via private jet.
Other than F1, Monaco is also home to football team AS Monaco, one of the most successful teams competing in the French league having won 7 titles and five Coupe de France trophies. The team play in the Stade Louis II, which despite being a moderately sized stadium fits in to the Fontvieille district. Monaco is also known for its vast array of Casino’s, luxury hotels and entertainment facilities, making it a very popular tourist destination.
Whilst you could drive, or arrive by a yacht, you’ll really want to charter a private jet to Monaco. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is about half an hour away and not only will you get quick and easy access to Monaco, but also the French Riviera itself.