The Principality of Monaco holds the title of the second smallest country in the world and is known to be a playground for those whose wealth and prestige cannot be overlooked. Monaco is about 25 mins on the train from Nice and about 30 minutes from the Italian border and is completely surrounded by France and Mediterranean sea. If you’re staying on the French Riviera it is almost an obligation to visit this tiny state run by the Prince Albert II.
With the area of only about 2 square kms (or 0,77 square miles) Monaco is most known for its Casino Monte-Carlo and the Formula 1 race that takes place every year during the last week of May. Both of these facts lure in thousands upon thousands of tourists each year and you should definitely become one of them!
Probably the most attractive thing Monaco has to offer to the rich are the low and non-existant taxes in certain areas of life. This tax haven offers zero taxes from income to all its residents and ensures very low taxes for businesses. No wonder that only about 22% of all the residents of Monaco are actual Monegasques! Nowadays, acquiring a Monegasque citizenship is almost impossible, that, however, doesn’t have to stop you from getting at least a glimpse of the lifestyle only 1% of the world’s population enjoys.
Fancy cars, gorgeous yachts and other eye-candies await you in this land of millionaires. Outside of that however, you can still spend your time discovering Monaco’s history of intrigues and glory. Casino Monte-Carlo, the Prince Palace, Notre-Dame Immatriculée and much more are ready to be explored.
So what do you think? Are you intrigued by all the gossip, stories and posh environment Monaco has to offer? Don’t hesitate and join our Trip from Nice to Monaco with a guided walking tour!