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The principality of Monaco lies on the southern Merranean Sea coast of France, near the border with Italy, in Southern Europe. It is the second smallest independent state in the world (after the Vatican) and is almost entirely urban. With no natural resources to exploit, other than its location and climate, the principality has become a resort for tourists and a tax haven for businesses.
There are four quarters (quartiers, singular - quartier):
Merranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Hilly, rugged, rocky
Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.
You can enter Monaco by train, arriving at the Monte Carlo train station.
Monaco may be entered by car, along the coast road; it's a pretty drive, and taxi trips to and from Nice are affordable.
If you can afford to travel to Monaco by boat, especially a private yacht, you probably don't need to use a free travel guide like Wikitravel. However, it's the way to visit Monaco if you can do so. The creme de la creme berth at the Port de Monaco; the primary alternative is the Port de Fontvieille.
Walking is by far the best way to get around Monaco; however, there are some areas, such as the Exotic Gardens, that require a large change in elevation and therefore make for rather strenuous hikes. For these, there is the efficient bus system, if you don't mind feeling like a member of the working class in Monaco's bourgeois opulence, or a taxi. Private cars are singularly useless for getting around Monaco, as you'll spend more time trying to park than if you walked or took a taxi instead. Most hotels will provide courtesy drivers to points of interest, such as the Palace and casino. Note that there is an elevator at the Place du Canton that connects the sidewalk to the palace grounds above, saving an uphill hike on the Avenue de la Porte Nueve.
A daily pass specially designed for tourists allows you to use the buses all day for ?3.50.
How to go wrong? Food in Monaco is universally excellent. There are many fine restaurants, beginning with the Cafe de Paris across the street from the casino, to the waterfront restaurants along the Port de Fontvieille. During the winter months, you will find the restaurants to be decently priced... for Monaco.
If you're on a budget, it's highly recommended that you do not try and find a place to stay in Monaco. For example, a two star hotel without breakfast and bathroom will cost around ?60 per person. A better option is to stay in one of the many towns outside of Monaco, for example Ventimiglia a sea-side town situated on the French-Italian border on the Italian side.
Another option is staying in Lyon, and taking the regular train to the city.
Monaco Tourism (http://www.visitmonaco.com/) - Hotels booking and general information for tourists
Principality of Monaco (http://www.monte-carlo.mc/) - A lot of general information about the country
Helicopter Service (http://france-hotel.org.uk/heli-air/) - Helicopter flight booking with HeliAir Monaco