Located on the French Riviera in Western Europe, Monaco is a small principality famous for its glamorous beaches, excellent cuisine, exceptional shopping and for hosting the Monaco Grand Prix, held every year in May. Here, the Grimaldi Family have reigned supreme since 1297. With a reputation for high-flying parties and an average of 300 sunshine days per year, Monaco is all about living life at full throttle. Start with a good night out and follow it up with a lazy breakfast. Do some exploring. Take a stroll by the harbour and marvel at the super yachts belonging to the super-wealthy. Explore the Jardin Exotique, which is home to more than 7 000 varieties of cacti, or walk around the Palais du Prince, the Grimaldi’s official residence for 700 years.