Monaco Travel Facts

The Basics

Country: Monaco

Where is it: Monaco is located in Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy

Why do people go here: The playgound of the rich and famous that is (lucky for backpackers) so small that you can see everything you want to in a day.

What are the main entry points: Trains and buses will get you into the country, although driving is pretty easy too, if you’ve hired a car. Those with money may prefer a helicopter, which operates out of the airport in Nice.

Currency used: Euro

Country Code for Phones: 377

Area codes for Major Cities: All Points 93

Religion: Roman Catholic 90%

Population: 33,000

Ethnic Breakdown: French 47%, Monegasque 16%, Italian 16%, other 21%

Government: Constitutional monarchy and Principality

Languages: French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque

Travel Information

Major Cities: Monaco

Attractions: Casino, Yachts, Money

Accommodation: Monaco Hotels

Off-the-Beaten-Path: Cote D’Azur, Menton

Health Issues: No vaccines are required to travel to Monaco

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Shoulder seasons are best, as tourists flood the beaches in the summer.

Common Phrases: Yes = Oui, No = Non, Please = S’il vous plait , Thank you = Merci, Do you speak English? = Parlez-vous l’anglais?

Specific Events/Holidays: National Day (Prince of Monaco Holiday), 19 November

Getting Around: Trains from Nice are frequent and fast. Buses are also an option

Good to know: There isn’t much budget anything in Monaco, but it makes for a nice day trip.

Cheapest airport to fly into: The closest airport that you can use when planning a trip to Monaco is the Cote d’Azur Airport in Nice, France.

Need more information?: Check out the Monaco travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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