It was founded in the 6th Century BC as a Greek colony. It has been ruled by the Grimaldi family since 1297.
Today, Monaco is known as one of the wealthiest, most luxurious and exclusively elite locations in the world. It is known for its ostentation, casino, architecture, royal history, hotels, and mansions.
People Born in Monaco
Monaco in People's Lives
Adelaide Kane: I traveled to this beautiful city in June of 2014, to attend a gala at the Grimaldi Forum, to which I wore a stunning black dress. I also went on a luxurious boat ride along the coast of the city, sipping champagne.
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2003 to film scenes of the movie Wimbledon.
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in 2007 to compete in the Melody Amber Chess Tournament, which included rapid chess and blindfolded games. I placed at a shared eighth in the tournament.
Milo Ventimiglia: I traveled here in 2013 to film scenes of the movie Grace of Monaco.
Walt Disney: After a dock strike occurred directly before my ship was scheduled to take me back to America, I took trains from Marseille to this city frequently, in August of 1919. I spent my time sketching the beautiful scenery.