About Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is an independent constitutional monarchy embedded in the beautiful French Riviera, nestled in between Nice and Menton, only 15 minutes from the Italian border.

The second smallest country in the world next to the Vatican, Monaco's small 2.2km is densely populated at 32,000 inhabitants. A highly urbanized hotspot for the elite, the Principality of Mon-aco is favored due to its mild climate and good-fortuned weather gracing the country and its in-habitants with over 300 sunny days every year.

The Principality of Monaco is a cultural center known not only for its wealth but also for its cultural grandeur. Its phenomenal Monte-Carlo Ballet, the Monaco Philharmonic Orchestra, and the annual rendez-vous of the Spring Art Festival always delights the public with notable musical events featuring the greatest Maestros.

The two most prestigious events of the European Aristocracy, the Rose Ball and the Red Cross Gala, both hosted by the Prince of Monaco and His Family, are also contributing factors in making Monaco a highly glamorous and sophisticated destination. Now in its eighth year, Art Monaco'17 is rapidly gaining acknowledgement as a renowned event for tourists and creative beings seeking artistic flair, making it a widely anticipated event for both locals and travelers.

Besides earning the recognition of being an artistic hub, Monaco is applauded for its prized sporting events,. The Formula One Grand Prix and the Tennis Masters, all of which occur around the same time as Art Monaco, douse the Principality in an infectious high energy, regarding it as one of the top tourist destinations.

In addition, the Prince's Palace, the Exotic Gardens, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Nou-veau Musée National de Monaco, are cultural landmarks that will not disappoint.

Official Language - French. English and Italian are widely spoken

Religion - 95% Roman Catholic

Currency - Euro

More information about Monaco - www.visitmonaco.com