Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the city of Monte Carlo in Monaco. This famous quarter features the Monte Carlo proper and the neighborhoods of Saint-Roman, Saint-Michel and Larvotto. Because of its location near the sea, Monte Carlo enjoys a fair weather all throughout the year making it a great place to visit any time but the water can get too cold during winter so summer is still a tourist fave.
Monte Carlo was discovered in 1866 and was then named after Prince Charles III of Monaco. It was then ruled by the Grimaldi family for centuries before being divided into three municipalities by the constitution in 1911. But in 1917, it was again merged as one city which is now called Monte Carlo.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Thousands of people gather to join the annual International Circus Festival held during months of January or February and features some of the best circus acts and give them recognition. Monte Carlo is known worldwide for its casinos including the Monte Carlo Casino which is a huge entertainment and gambling complex that consists of the Opera de Monte-Carlo, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and a Grand Casino. This cosmopolitan city is also famous for its prestigious sporting events including the Circuit de Monaco where the Monaco Grand Prix is held every year.
The best way to get around Monte Carlo is by bus since it has frequent trips and many stations. Getting a taxi is also advisable since this city is not that easy to navigate unless you get your own map.