Monaco, the sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe, offers everything what makes up for a perfect tourist destination: A stunning Mediterranean beach, casinos and a buzzing nightlife, graced by French culture and tradition. A recreation landscape for the rich and the famous, the city has a mild climate, splendid scenery and posh gambling centres. Geographically nestled between France and Italy, the city state beams radiant with towers made of gleaming glass and terraces overlooking the vast, sparkling Mediterranean. Second smallest city in the world after Vatican, Monaco is both a city and an independent nation. Its cityscape is glamour personified as international glitter flock here to gamble, score the latest fashions in the luxury shops and sip luxuriously in the chandeliered palace lounges and hotels. Visiting this city is like visiting a magical landscape that brims with luxury, class and elegance. Home to the famous Monte Carlo casino, the city attracts as many as 1.5 million visitors a year. Named after the Greek legendary hero Hercules Monoikos, Monaco’s past is well preserved with Monaco-Ville, with its narrow alleys and buildings that defy the waves of time. Today, the district is refurnished with a wealth of upscale shops, cafes and fine dining restaurants cropping up amongst the two major monumental attractions: Prince’s Palace and Monaco’s Cathedral. Owing to its stardust visitors, the city is home to some of the most splendid and luxurious hotels making your choice of accommodation easier. Hotel De Paris, Le Meridian Beach Plaza, Hermitage, Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo, Fairmont Monte Carl are some of the hotels which feature in the best category.