Only the Vatican is smaller than Monaco. It is a gorgeous seaside nation that attracts many people throughout the year. The famed Grimaldi family rules it. Monaco has a colorful history as a maritime city, but it has settled into a peaceful refuge for the wealthy and famous, who benefit from the principality’s tax-free status.
Monaco has a remarkable amount of globally famous holidays and events for such a small city-state. Athletes and Artists from different parts of the continent travel to Monaco for festivals and fun in the sun, lured in part by the principality’s status and wealth. Before marrying Prince Rainier, Grace Kelly, the former Princess of Monaco, was a well-known American actress. She is well known for encouraging the fine arts scene and generating Hollywood intrigue.
Monaco has a surprising number of world-class restaurants for such a tiny country, which is a tribute to the wealthy and renowned guests the principality receives. Reservations are required for the whole peak summer season at the famous Michelin-starred restaurants.