The name Monte-Carlo immediately speaks to the glamour and cachet of this fabled principality of Monaco. Situated at the foot of France, edging the Mediterranean, Monaco is a unique micro country. Memories of Grace Kelly are everywhere, the splendor of the Casino filled with beautiful, glittering people and the Monaco Grand Prix motor race are all there along with an energy and magic that exudes from its very core.
The narrow streets abound with Italian cafés, small restaurants, elegant shops of world renowned fashion designers, chic stores that sell everything from antiques to ultra modern furnishing, luggage to even affordable fashions, some at sidewalk and others tucked away in hidden shopping arcades and all within easy walking of the grand hotels and the Casino.
In the past, Monte-Carlo was virtually synonymous with the high stakes gambling, but today this is changing.
Facing the Mediterranean Sea, chic Monte-Carlo's most popular tourist attraction is likely its casino complex, but it is also home to a grand opera at the "Salle Garnier". There is ballet, concerts, art exhibits, festivals and more. In the last few years, nightlife has been energized with several new and dazzling clubs. It has become a major destination for ongoing cultural events. It is home to the Tennis Master Series. There is much more here than loosing Aunt Gerties inheritance! in recent years, these new cultural, sport and fun activities have proliferated making Monaco one of the most exciting places on the Riviera.
The blue skies, sea, sandy beaches, sun and a wonderfully mild climate combine to make a blissful environment in a security-conscious country where people can go out and about at any time of night or day in the knowledge that they are safe.