The Principality of Monaco
Monaco sits at the heart of Europe with transport links all over the world. Nice airport is just 7 minutes away by helicopter or 25 minutes by car. Nice international airport flies to 104 destinations in 35 countries with direct daily flights to to London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, New York and Dubai whilst the rail network departing Monaco provides fast and efficient services to the rest of France and throughout Europe.
Monaco enjoys a very mild Mediterranean climate and benefits from an average 300 days of sunshine per year. The weather facilitates a vibrant outdoor lifestyle.
Prince Albert II has long been a tour de force in the international campaign for global sustainable development and is building Monaco into a sustainable energy society.
The Monaco GP, Historic GP and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters have become the headline attractions in recent years, but represent only a small part of the sports available to enjoy. In terms of participation, Monaco has exceptional sporting facilities including its Olympic stadium, Yacht Club, Tennis Club and much more. The nearby Alps also offer a multitude of hiking trails, cycling and winter sports.
The Monte Carlo Golf Club is nestled at the foot of Mont Agel, close to La Turbie this golf course is set in a tranquil location and has breathtaking views onto the sea. Owned by the Société de bains de Mer, it was named one of the most exclusive golf courses in Europe.
There is a substantial cultural calendar in the Principality too with events staged every week of the year including theatre, ballet, exhibitions and music.
English is widely spoken here as English natives are the third largest group of people here, with only French and Italian ahead.