Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is about 15 km from the state border with Italy.
1. Highly developed transportation and industrial hubTransport in Monaco is facilitated with road, air, rail, and water networks. Rail transport is operated by SNCF and its total length is 1.7 km. Monaco has five bus routes operated by Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco. There are also two other bus routes which connect Monaco with neighboring regions such as Nice and Menton.The railway is totally underground within Monegasque territory, and no trains can be seen at ground level within the nation. It links Marseille to Ventimiglia (Italy) through the principality, and was opened in 1868. Two stations were originally provided, named 'Monaco' and 'Monte-Carlo', but neither remain in current use. The railway line was re-laid, in a new permanent way in underground tunnels, constructed in two stages. The first, in 1964, was a 3,500 metre tunnel (mostly in French territory) which rendered the original Monte-Carlo station redundant. The second stage, opened in 1999, was a 3 km-long tunnel linked to the first one, allowing the new "underground railway station of Monaco-Monte Carlo" to open. Where the above ground railway was is now available for development, schools, hotels and commercial facilities, can locate here totaling some four hectares. This station is also served by international trains (including the French TGV) and regional trains ("TER").
2. Mostly popular circuit Circuit de Monaco is a street circuit laid out on the city streets of Monte Carlo and La Condamine around the harbour of the principality of Monaco. It is commonly referred to as "Monte Carlo" because it is largely inside the Monte Carlo neighbourhood of Monaco. The circuit is annually used on two weekends in May for Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and Formula E Monaco ePrix (odd years) or Historic Grand Prix of Monaco (even years). Formula One's respective feeder series over the years – Formula 3,000, GP2 Series and today the Formula Two championship – also visit the circuit concurrently with Formula One.
3. Best casino in world Way more relaxed than the other casinos in Monaco, the Sun Casino is a bit closer to the family-friendly, everyone-welcome casinos you’ll find throughout the rest of Europe. It certainly isn’t as swish as the Casino de Monte Carlo, but the added bonus is that you won’t have to procure an invite to get in, and you won’t need to be wearing a Tuxedo in 30 degree heat. Featuring a full gaming floor as well as multiple bars, a restaurant and hundreds of screens showing live sports day and night, guests can get stuck into table games including blackjack, roulette, craps, punto banco and Texas Hold ‘Em poker, or try and win big on one of the 195 slot machines scattered throughout the building. If you’re in town on a weekend, then it’s definitely worth heading to the Sun Casino a little later on. With live music and famous DJs, the party atmosphere really kicks in in the summer, with drinks, dancing and gambling taking place right through to 2.30am.
4.Best wine in Monaco It’s always a treat to visit La Turbie. One of the pleasures of living in Monaco is the ease with which one transports oneself from the refined glitz of Monte-Carlo to the French countryside, shop in outside markets in a relaxed setting and dine to perfection – and “a la medieval” adds to the charm. There are now three clarion calls pulling us to La Turbie, the medieval charm and French country market ambiance being just one. Do you look to go dining as an excuse to search for the best wine? Did you know that in La Turbie you can find one of the best wine lists in all of France! The constant rave reviews about the wine list at Hostellerie Jérôme have just been given an official blessing. It now has the distinction of being awarded the prize “Best wine list in a gastronomic restaurant”.
5. History of Monaco Monaco, along with Liechtenstein and Vatican City, is one of only three states in Europe where the monarch still plays an active role in day-to-day politics. The Prince or Princess of Monaco exercises his or her authority in accordance with the Constitution and laws. He or she represents the Principality in foreign relations and any revision, either total or partial, of the Constitution must be jointly agreed to by the Prince and the National Council. Legislative power is divided between the Prince who initiates the laws, and the National Council which votes on them. Executive power is retained by the Prince. The Minister of State and the Government Council are directly responsible to the Prince for the administration of the Principality. Judiciary powers also belong to the Prince. The present Constitution states that the Prince has full authority in the courts and tribunals which render justice in his or her name. Pursuant to Article 16 of the 1962 Constitution, the Sovereign Prince confers orders, titles and other distinctions (see Awards and decorations of Monaco) as the fons honorum of the Principality of Monaco.
6. Yatching in MonacoOn a Monaco yacht charter, you will dock your yacht in Monte Carlo, under the shadow of The Rock, where the Grimaldi Palace is home to one of the last great royal families of Europe, who have ruled here since medieval times, when pirates still plagued the cobalt-blue waters of the Mediterranean. Today, Monaco is an exclusive metropolis of gold-clad casinos and high-end hotels, dazzling designer boutiques and A-list hotels, where champagne sprays like summer rain and the bar bills run into the millions. A Monaco luxury yacht charter is a journey into a rarefied world of billionaires and racing car drivers, princes and pop stars - a town where Lamborghinis are as common (or perhaps more so) than taxi cabs.