The beautiful Principality of Monaco is steeped in a rich and colourful history and is considered by many to be Europe's most fascinating country. Travellers to Monaco and its glittering district Monte-Carlo often visit not simply to vacation, but to revel in the memorable life-enhancing experience that is a gem of the Riviera. With such famous landmarks as the Monte-Carlo Casino, the Salle Garnier Opera House and the Monaco Cathedral, Monaco is famous world-over for its bountiful treasures.

Though the Principality covers but one square mile and is the world's second-smallest independent nation, Monaco stands as a proud monarchy with Prince Rainier III as its head of state. This affluent nation is home to some of the world's most expensive and luxurious yachts and is home to some of Europe's most prosperous people. Located just minutes from Nice, Monaco shares its borders with France and the Mediterranean Sea.

Monaco has a mild climate throughout the year, with the hottest months being July and August, and the coolest being January and February. Rain mostly falls during the cooler winter months, though there is an average of only 60 days of rain per year.

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