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Call it Monaco or Monte Carlo

Casino of Monte CarloTwo words which evoke a magical dream world. discover the many facets of the Principality of Monaco. Monaco's exceptional location, between mountain and sea, its gardens, its athletic and cultural events...all qualities which make it the ideal destination for a romantic vacation or an unforgettable conference.

The population of the Principality consists of 29, 972 inhabitants, 5, 070 of whom are Monégasques, 12, 047 French and 5, 000 Italian (according to the last official census in 1990). Its surface area is 195 hectares, of which nearly 40 were recovered from the sea during the course of the last twenty years. It lies in a narrow coastal strip which sometimes rises vertically upwards with its highest point at 163 meters.
Its width varies between 1050 meters and a mere 350 meters. Its coastline is 4100 meters long.
In 1997, Monaco was dressed up to the nines for the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Family Dynasty.

The Principality has only one commune, Monaco, whose limits are the same as those of the state. This is divided into five areas :

  • Monaco-Ville on the Rock, the old fortified town, with the Prince's Palace, the ramparts, the gardens, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum.
  • Monte Carlo, created in 1866, in the reign of Prince Charles III who gave it its name, with its internationally famous Casino, its great hotels and leisure facilities.
  • The Condamine, the harbor area.
  • Fontvieille, a great technical achievement with the filling-in with rock of 40 meters of water to produce a platform of 22 hectares supporting an urban, tourist and sports complex adjoining a yachting harbor and a pollution-free industrial zone.
  • Moneghetti, the Révoires and the Exotic Gardens (on the western border with Cap d`Ail).

Once in your life you have to go for a trip in Monaco. This mythic place, between the Alpes and the Mediterranean sea will offer you dreams and reality. Alone, both or with your family, for romantic holidays, simple tourism or a business trip, the Principality of Monaco will offer you a univers of many facets. Monaco Monte-Carlo provides you many discoveries, a highly cultured place with its many museums, nice welcome with its nicest hotels in the world, sumptuous gastronomy with his wellknown restaurants.

The climate: Mild in winter (average in January and February : 8.2°) and warm without excess in summer (average in July and August : 25.5°). The average temperature for the year is 16.31° and the Principality enjoys an exceptional amount of sun.
One of the world's greatest and most challenging motor-racing events, the Monaco Grand Prix is the last 'street course' remaining in the Formula One calendar. Staged around the narrow, winding streets of Monte Carlo. Everything is done for your satisfaction ! Take the advantage of what the Principality has to offer by planning your stay in advance.
Neighbouring villages : Roquebrune Cap Martin (3km). Beaulieu (11km), Beausoleil (5km), Eze (5km).

How to get there: Highway A8 exit from Nice onto route N7 (Moyenne Corniche). Helicopter, Limousine, Train station. Bus station.