Cityscape view of Monaco


Introduction provides a useful compilation of facts, figures and information about Monaco and Monte Carlo.

  • Travel and Hotel Advice
  • Street Maps
  • Business Advice
  • Public Holidays
  • Weather Information
  • Grand Prix
  • And more...

Where Is Monaco?

Monaco is located on the Mediterranean coast of France, just a few miles from the Italian border.

Second Smallest

Monaco is the second smallest independent state in Europe! The smallest is Vatican. News


Reports are suggesting 16 bids have been received to develop the new island off Monte Carlo.

The island is likely to be environmentally friendly, and as well as having new properties, is likely to include a hotel - and could change the circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix.


New Embassy For Monaco

Monaco has a new embassy - and her first outside Europe. It's in Washington D.C., in the Kalorama district. Gilles Noghes is the U.S. ambassador and also head of Monaco's mission to the United Nations.


Monaco has many fine hotels, including the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and the Columbus Hotel in Fontvieille.

The Columbus Hotel in Fontvieille is owned by the well known Scottish hotel entrepreneur Ken McCulloch.

Opening a new hotel elsewhere in Europe recently, McCulloch described the area of Fontvieille as "The Chelsea of Monaco" and the Columbus as "5 star at 4 star prices".

The same comparisom cannot be made at the moment between Monaco's football club, who are struggling around the relegation zone, and Chelsea football club in England who are currently second in the Premier League.


Monaco named as the world's safest travel destination by US travel expert.

Monte Carlo has a police force that numbers one officer for every one hundred residents, along with 24-hour video surveillance of the principality. It also boasts some of the finest food in the world.

For hotels the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and the Hotel Columbus are among the best in the world.

New Zealand, Singapore, Malta and Switzerland trailed in behind Monaco to make up the top five safe locations.


Following on from's appearance on the BBC's Money Programme, further media coverage was achieved this week in 'The Guardian' a national UK newspaper. The story about British people moving to Monaco made their front page with a further full page inside the main edition. To read what The Guardian had to say about Monaco click here


Monaco To Hear Royal Wedding Bells?
The Sunday Times (London) is reporting that Prince Albert is set to marry 28 year old South African Olympic swimming champion Charlene Wittstock.

Is Monaco going to see a royal wedding this year or next?

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Direct contact details for Monaco hotels and hotels in Monte Carlo. Includes the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and the Hotel Columbus Monaco.


Fernando Alonso has won this year's Monaco Grand Prix. Second place went to Juan Pablo Montoya and in third place was Monaco resident David Coulthard, part owner of the Columbus Hotel.

For more details, including the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix visit our Monaco Grand Prix Page by clicking here.

For details of hotels in Monte Carlo and Monaco including the Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo and the Columbus Hotel click here.


Monaco Grand Prix Sale
Bonhams the auctioneers will be holding a sale at the start of this year's Monaco Grand Prix week. Included are examples of Bugatti, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Ferraris.

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The cost of grand-prix racing has been revealed in a set of figures reported by the F1 Racing magazine - which total £1.5bn per annum. A breakdown of the sums spent by participants in F1's 18 annual races, which industry figures are said to be struggling to limit, has been revealed in an investigation published in the March issue of F1 Racing magazine. To read more visit our Monaco Grand Prix section by clicking here


No Tax Please We're Rich
10pm UK time March 2, BBC2

Interested in visiting or moving to Monaco or Monte Carlo?

Watch the BBC's flagship financial programme The Money Programme on Thursday night as journalist Michael Robinson investigates how the British try to avoid tax.

Included are film and details about taking residency in Monaco, and includes interviews with financial experts and as we show Michael a studio and a luxury apartment in the Principality.


Monaco's Last Chance Saloon a new article about the annual Monaco yacht show.


Monaco loses her magic for Liverpudians -


Property Prices Wilt in Euro Drought a new article that covers the drought in Europe and how it may effect property prices.