This small and very wealthy country is a gamblers delight. A short drive from Nice, France, Monaco is a rich persons playground. I traveled here in 1997 as part of my trip to France.

Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center. (CIA Factbook)

The City of Monaco

Monaco 1997

The Monoco Casino