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Magnificent Monaco is a principality in Western Europe that kisses the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The sovereignty is as sparkling as it is stunning, what for its natural charm and vibrant character, and it is embraced by lands in southern France. Its grace and gorgeousness captivates tourists from near and far, and it is best known for glitzy Monte Carlo casino and entertainment complex. The city-state also has ports and harbors, museums and monuments, and other points of interest.

Monaco is divided into traditional quartiers, the largest of which is Monte Carlo.

Monte Carlo may be a popular playground of the rich and famous, but the activities here are not limited to gaming. The district also showcases the Monégasque love for culture and the arts, and it is where Salle Garnier or l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo is located.

La Condamine, another quartier, is more laid back than Monte Carlo, although it also brims with opportunities for adventure. It is home to bustling Port Hercules, the cool Rainier III Nautical Stadium, and the lovely Princess Antoinette Park. La Place d’Armes, which has been part of the community since 1880, is something to behold, especially for its farmer’s market. Part of the famed Circuit de Monaco lies here.

Fontvieille is yet another quartier, with features all its own, and it sits on reclaimed land. The area contains the necessary Monaco Heliport, which links the microstate to the airport in the French city of Nice. Attractions include the automobile museum, the Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden, and Stade Louis II that serves as the base of the renowned AS Monaco Football Club.

Monaco-Ville is the oldest among the quartiers. Nicknamed “The Rock,” it is nestled on a promontory that has commanding views of the the Mediterranean Sea. Landmarks include le Palais Princier or the Prince’s Palace, le Jardin St Martin, the Fort Antoine Theatre, the Oceanographic Museum, and the Museum of the Chapel of Visitation built in the seventeenth century. The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate and the 1639-built Chapel of Mercy are located here.

Visitors who want to experience the true and full splendor of Monaco stay here for at least 48 hours. Welcome2France provides the finest apartments and villas throughout the principality, and some of the properties have private swimming pools, waterfront patios and terraces, and sprawling gardens.