Escorted Rail Tours to Monaco
The tiny yet wealthy Cote d'Azur principality
The principality of Monaco sits on the stunning Côte d'Azur, surrounded on three sides by France and approximately 10 miles from Italy. The principality operates as a constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as the current head of state. Famous as a tax haven, Monaco enjoys some particularly impressive statistics: it is the most densely populated country in the world, has the highest life expectancy (at almost 90 years) and the lowest unemployment (0%).
Monaco is officially the second smallest country in the world, losing out only to Vatican City. Possibly the city's most famous attraction is the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix, where Monaco's wealthiest residents and visitors watch the high-powered cars screaming through the city streets from the comfort of their super yachts moored in the harbour.