5 - 8 April
The Principality of Monaco is an independent constitutional monarchy embedded in the beautiful French Riviera, right between Nice and Menton and only 15 minutes away from the Italian border. H.S.H. Prince Albert II succeeded to his father Prince Rainier in 2005.
Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, the first being the Vatican. Its 2.2km makes it the most densely populated with approximately 32’000 inhabitants. Practically completely urbanized, the Principality is still particularly favored with a mild climate and 300 days of sunshine
From the renown Hotel de Paris to the famous “Jimmy’s”, the highly recognized and award winning restaurant of Joel Robuchon of the 5 star hotel Metropole, to the unforgettable “Place du Casino” and its “Café de Paris” makes of Monaco a unique tourist destination. And what about its boutiques? Dior or Channel, Valentino or Hermes? Luxury is of the essence!
The Principality of Monaco is a particularly rich cultural platform. Its phenomenal Monte-Carlo Ballets, the Opéra Garnier, the Philharmonic Orchestra and the annual “rendez-vous” of the Spring Art Festival always delights the public with unforgettable musical events welcoming the greatest Maestros.
The two most prestigious events of European Aristocracy, the Rose Ball and the Red Cross Gala, both hosted by the Prince and His Family, make of Monaco a highly glamorous and sophisticated place. Now in it’s third year, Art Monaco ’12 is rapidly becoming a renowned event for art collectors and art lover beings from all four corners of the world making it a widely anticipated event for both locals and travelers alike.
Monaco is also very well known for its highly prized sport events, such as the Formula One Grand Prix and the Tennis Masters, these two events bring high energy to the Principality and remain attractive tourist destinations.
The Prince’s Palace, the Exotic Gardens, the Oceanographic Museum as well as the Sauber Villa are all exclusive places to visit.
French; English and Italian are widely spoken
95% Roman Catholic
More information about Monaco: http://www.visitmonaco.com