Capital: Monaco

Population: 35,986 (2011 estimate)

Location: Sovereign city state on the French Riviera

A sovereign and independent state, the Principality of Monaco has borders on its landward side with several communes of the French Department of the Alpes-Maritimes; from west to east these are Cap d'Ail, la Turbie, Beausoleil and Roquebrune Cap Martin. Seawards, Monaco faces the Mediterranean Sea.
Situated in the heart of Mediterranean Europe, the Principality of Monaco enjoys a particularly mild climate, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. In winter, temperatures average between 48 to 58 degrees Fahrenheit with sunny days and cool nights. In the springtime, "Le Mistral" wind creates crystal clear skies with temperatures in the 50s-60s. Most summers are in the 80s with hot spells for a week or so in July and August. Sea breezes cool down the evenings. One of the loveliest times to be in Monaco is Fall. With temperatures in the 60s to 70s, people are still sun tanning on the beach until mid-October.
Monaco is divided into different areas:
Monaco-Ville on the Rock, the old fortified town, with the Prince's Palace, the ramparts, the gardens, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum.
Monte-Carlo, created in 1866, named in honor of Prince Charles III, hosts an internationally famous Casino, luxury hotels and leisure facilities, some created recently: Larvotto beach, the Monte Carlo Sporting Club, the Boulingrins Gardens.
Fontvieille is the newest area of the Principality of Monaco and was created from land reclaimed from the sea. This man-made waterfront area features a harbor, stadium and sports complex, heliport, and a pollution-free industrial zone, as well as some shopping areas and the new Columbus Monaco hotel.
Moneghetti, home to the Révoires and the Exotic Gardens (on the western border with Cap d`Ail).
Monaco, invigorating and relaxing
Sun, sea and mountains, relaxing in the Principality is a true pleasure.
As much for practicing sport as for a fitness break, the many suitable facilities and beauty institutes available in Monaco, will meet all your requirements. In addition, many sporting events can be followed throughout the year in the Principality.
Cruise Monaco and experience the Principality in all its glory. Monaco’s treasures are easily discovered. Historic attractions, world-class cultural events, endless entertainment, shopping, and gourmet dining are all part of the ultimate vacation experience, and just steps from Port Hercule.
An exciting night or a night of glamour, night club or gala evening, a night in Monaco will always be exceptional! Thrills are guaranteed with an evening at the casinos, so choose between the Casino, the Café de Paris, the Sun Casino and the Salle des Palmiers.