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Located on the highly popular French Riviera, Monaco makes an upscale destination for those out to enjoy the sea and sun. Gambling is also one of the major attractions here, which has made it a tourist destination and centre for recreation for the rich and famous. It is also well known for having no income tax and low business taxes as well as being a tax haven for various rich personalities and companies.

Although not formally a part of the European Union, one will mistake Monaco for being part of it. The principality uses the euro as its currency and adapts various policies of the organisation in its own laws. One reason for this is Monaco's relationship with France, which not only surrounds it on three sides, but also influences it on many of its laws.

Where to go

Compressed into a land about 200 hectares in size, Monaco is a fascinating destination to visit. It houses the Musee Oceanographique de Monaco, which is situated at the edge of a cliff. This world-renowned landmark is a stunning piece of architecture with an aquarium centrepiece. A six-metre lagoon where sharks and other marine predators are kept can be found here, which separates them from the tropical fishes by a coral reef. From here, tourists can move on to Le Rocher, a magnificent landmark that was built as a fortress in the 13th century. Now the private residence of the Grimaldis, tourists can visit through the Rampe Major or walk up from the port through Jardins St-Martin.

Jardin Exotique is also a must-add part to the itinerary. One will find here the world's largest collection of succulents and cactus. The gardens are located down the slopes of Moneghetti with a maze of paths, stairs, and bridges, which make it challenging to navigate. The views of the garden and some parts of Monaco, however, can be delightful to see. Those with money to spare, on the other hand, can turn to Casino de Monte Carlo. This richly decorated showpiece of a building have a variety of poker and slot machines, French roulette, and a bunch of private rooms where the high-risk games are dealt.

Due to a lack of a large airport, the Monaco Heliport can only bring travellers to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport. This area in the Alpes-Maritimes of France features a number of attractions such as the Villa Massena, a beautiful museum that recounts the history of Nice and the Riviera from the late 18th century to World War II. One will find here a mix of furniture, artefacts, vintage posters, paintings, and early photographs that give a glimpse on how it is to live in those times. From here, tourists can head to Parc du Chateau, a park that offers a grand panorama of the city and the Baie des Anges. The port can also be seen from here, after tourists have explored the various landmarks from the 16th century Tour Ballanda and the Cascade Donjon, an ancient artificial waterfall.

Those exploring the old town of Nice will find the Vieux Nice, the prominent area buzzing with various sights. There is the Cours Saleya, a thriving market square of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. The Promenade des Anglais can be particularly atmospheric at night with the breath-taking sunsets. One will find here the Hotel Negresco or the Palais de la Mediterranee, a fascinating art deco building.

Those who need to go out on a long-distance flight can go on to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport or Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. From here, tourists can move on to St Lucia, which is well known for its various natural wonders. Those going here can enjoy going to various beaches such as Anse Chastanet, where one can find a fine curving beach nearby Soufriere. Snorkelling here is one of the best in the island, where tourists can enjoy the sights of a thriving underwater wonderland.

There is also the Smugglers Cove to see, a cove sheltered on three sides by steep cliffs. This beach has a lifeguard on duty, making it relatively safer to swim for those inexperienced on swimming in the Caribbean. Labrellotte Bay, a quiet bay of golden sand, is also a wonderful place to rest in. Tourists can stay on here to just relax and take in the view while catching up on reading or just spending the days with friends or family.

How to get out

As Monaco does not have a major point of entry, travellers out to visit various destinations by air can transfer to Nice Cote d'Azur Airport from Monaco Heliport. Airlines serving Nice include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air Berlin, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, Air Transat, airBaltic, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Belavia, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, El Al, Emirates, Estonian Air, Finnair, Germanwings, Heli Air Monaco, HOP!, Iberia, Iberia Express, Igavion, Israir Airlines, Jet2.com, Jetairfly, KLM, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Regional, Luxair, Meridiana, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Niki, Pegasus Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Portugal, TAROM, Transavia.com, Tunisair, Turkish Airlines, Twin Jet, Ukraine International Airlines, VLM Airlines, and Vueling.

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