Monaco: 200 hectares of luxury
Côte d'Azur, Monte Carlo and La Condamine – these places of high-concentrated luxury are known all over the world. The Principality, which takes up so little space on the world map, has been long known as the place for the rich and famous to meet. By the way, this country's streets also host one of the stages of «Formula 1» racing competition. The most popular places for those who are used to «luxury» are located here – prestigious hotels and expensive restaurants. Still, any tourist can get a glimpse of all this radiance by visiting here.
Just imagine: Monaco boasts the total of 300 sunny days a year! Moreover, the mildness of the local climate and the warmness of the Mediterranean Sea make the Principality the real paradise for comfortable life. That is exactly why Côte d'Azur is recognized as one of the best resorts on the planet.
The country guide will surely lead you to Monte Carlo. The capital gets its name from Charles III, Prince of Monaco, who opened the first casino here to save himself from bankruptcy. Since then the local casino complex has become renowned worldwide. Interestingly, all the Principality's citizens are free from taxes, but they are prohibited from visiting casinos and gambling.
Among other landmarks of Monaco are Palace Square at Monaco-Ville, the Prince's Palace, and Port Hercules, the largest port of the Principality, located in La Condamine.
It's easy to travel around the country without using any transport – you can easily go round the Principality in a couple of hours. However, bearing in mind the levels of luxury, most tourists prefer renting cars.
|The abbreviation of the country, ISO||MC|
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|Population, k people||35.88|