Welcome to Monaco
Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, after Vatican City. A unique and captivating country situated on the Mediterranean coast, a cosmopolitan State composed of 119 nationalities. Just 7 minutes helicopter flight away from Nice international airport (half an hour by car) the Principality is easy to access and offers so much more to over-night visitors than meets the eye. Make Monaco your home for a few days, you will not be disappointed.
The Principality of Monaco is renowned for its palatial five-star hotels. Of course, having long been a magnet for princes, princesses and indisputably has some of the finest five-star getaways in the world. Monaco is going through something of a renaissance, no longer known just for its classical high price-tagged elegance, it is morphing into a hip, innovating all the time, The Principality of Monaco has never been so attractive and exciting, new trendy restaurants, new buildings, signature architecture and so much more.
Live the dream- Find out what’s on in Monaco
When Monaco opened the famous Hotel de Paris and the Grand Casino in 1863 the legendary Monte-Carlo was born. From this point onwards the social calendar of events have continued to attract the royals of Europe and well-heeled visitor’s from around the globe to Monaco throughout the year.
HIGHLIGHTS IN THE SOCIAL CALENDAR
Spring Arts Festival
Spring Arts Festival
Monte-Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters
Monaco e-Prix (every 2 years, prior to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, next in 2017)
Monaco Vintage Grand Prix (every 2 years, prior to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, next in 2016)
Monaco F1 Grand Prix 21-24 May 2015
Monte-Carlo Television Festival
Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping Competition
International Firework Contest
Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival - live music festival
Monaco Red Cross Ball
Summer concerts at the Prince’s Palace in July & August
Monaco Classic Week
Monaco Yacht Show
Monaco’s National Day – 19 November
Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
Biennial International Antiques, Jewellery & Art Fair