Monaco is a tiny independent city-state on France’s Mediterranean coastline known for its upscale casinos, yacht-lined harbor and prestigious Grand Prix motor race, which runs through Monaco’s streets once a year. Monte-Carlo, its major district, is home to an elegant belle-époque casino complex and ornate Salle Garnier opera house. It also has many luxe hotels, boutiques, nightclubs and restaurants.
We visited Monaco in November 2017 and stayed at the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco. We enjoyed exploring Monaco, specifically the famed Monte Carlo Casino, Prince’s Palace of Monaco, and the beautiful views from the palace. We visited many shops, boutiques and restaurants and strolled through the harbor filled with yachts. We also visited Nice and Cannes in France.