Monaco with a difference
Monaco has a colorful and fascinating history filled with barbarians, kings and even a movie star. It is a story of castles, epic battles and untold riches. A sovereign and independent state, the Principality of Monaco has borders on its landward side with several communes of the French Department of the Alpes-Maritimes; from west to east these are Cap d'Ail, la Turbie, Beausoleil and Roquebrune Cap Martin. True culture haven, the Principality of Monaco is a permanent entertainment in itself! Constantly simmering in artistic excitement, Monaco lives in continual motion and is always at the top of the bill! Spring, summer, autumn, winter, all seasons are beautiful in Monaco. The Grimaldi ascent began one night in 1297, when Francois Grimaldi seized the fortress of Monaco from a rival Italian faction.