Grace Kelly & Monaco may be synonymous today but Monaco has a very rich history as an ancient principality on the Mediterranean Sea nestled on the French Riviera surrounded by France with Italy nearby. Ruled by the Grimaldi Family since the 14th century, Monaco has a colorful history and is still considered by many to be Europe’s most fascinating country despite the fact that the principality covers but one square mile, with nearly 20% having been recovered from the sea. Discover more than just Grace Kelly’s Monaco.
Piers Morgan takes a rich look at Monaco
Today Monaco is still known as a playground for the rich and famous. One look at the Yachts in Monaco’s harbor tells the whole story.
Ways of finding out what is happening in Monaco:
From glamorous balls (The Princess of Hanover’s Rose Ball in March); exclusive outdoor concerts by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (Concert at the Prince’s Palace in July); to sporting events such as Tennis Masters Series (April), the celebrated Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix (May), and International Marathon (November); There’s an activity of interest for everyone in the whole family!
VisitMonaco.com – official website for the Monaco Government Tourist Office
maBoum.com – emphasis on music, film, food and wine and English speaking events