Ah Monaco, a tiny country steeped in rich architectural and cultural history, beautiful Riviera landscapes, and intriguing attractions. The tiny principality is the jewel of the Mediterranean, with its grand hotels, exquisite restaurants, elegant shops, glitzy casinos and yacht-filled harbor. It’s city, Monte Carlo, has long been the playground of the rich and famous. If you’re not sold yet on the virtues of this luxurious destination, here are a few choice reasons to visit Monaco.
1. The Prince’s Palace
There are few monarchies still standing in the world and when the opportunity to glimpse into the lives of one that remains arises, it shouldn’t be passed up. During the months of April to October, the State Apartments of Prince Albert II are open for daily tours and in the summer, the courtyard is the lavish venue for concerts. The history of the palace began in 1191 when it was built as a Genoese fortress, and the Grimaldis have called it home since 1297. Buy a tiara and do a few twirls while on the compound – go on, we won’t tell.