Monaco & Monte CarloSituated just 20km from Nice Airport, Monaco is right on the Mediterranean Sea, tucked in between the French and Italian Rivieras and just in front of the Alpes Maritimes. The principality of Monaco is a tiny 0.76 square miles and is ruled by the Constitutional monarchy led by H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Monte Carlo, a district of the principality, is home the famous Formula One Grand Prix. Other attractions include the Grand Casino, and streets fulls of designer boutiques and upmarket eatieries frequented by glamorous visitors. The beautiful surrounding areas make Monaco an excellent base to visit the French medieval villages, the chic shopping boulevards and beaches of Cannes or the perfume factories of Grasse.