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Monaco is one of the premier tourist destinations in the world. It is located on the French Riviera, and what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in style, scenery and travel experiences. Although it is less than two square kilometres in size, it is perhaps one of the most beautiful stretches of land in the world. In fact, it is the second-smallest and most densely populated country in the world.

Tourists are attracted to Monaco’s mild climate, beautiful beaches along the Mediterranean Sea, gambling and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the world’s rich and famous. It has many upscale hotels, charming streets filled with shops and cafes, and being so close to France, it’s the perfect luxury vacation destination. Whether you are making a stop during your trip to France or are spending your time soaking up the sun on the beach, having travel insurance for Monaco will allow you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Travel information for Monaco

Even though it is not formally part of the European Union, Monaco follows the EU’s policy for customs and visa requirements. Canadian tourist and business travellers do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Long-stay, residency and student visas are required.

Most travellers fly into France if they are travelling to Monaco. Monaco does not have an airport, but it is connected by train to Nice, France, the location of the nearest airport. Make sure you meet the immigration requirements for the country you will be flying through on your way to Monaco.

Even though Monaco is considered safe, theft and petty crime can occur in tourist areas and at the train station. Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.

The official language is French, but English, Italian, Occitan and Monegasque are also spoken. The currency used in the country is the euro (EUR) and credit cards are widely accepted.

Top attractions in Monaco

Monte Carlo is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A preferred vacation spot for celebrities, it’s a popular area for celebrity-watching, fine dining and shopping. But this is only one of the many places to visit during your trip.

Consider checking out Musée Océanographique, Jardin Exotique de Monaco, the beautiful views of the Les Jardins Saint-Martin, the “Salle Garnier” of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Collection de Voitures Anciennes (a collection of vintage cars on the Terraces of Fontvieille) and the Hercule Harbour, which is filled with yachts, restaurants and cafes, making it a great place for a walking tour.

If you are vacationing in May, try to attend the Formula One Grand Prix and the events associated with the Cannes Film Festival.

Travel insurance for vacations to Monaco

Investing in comprehensive travel insurance for your trip to Monaco gives you the peace of mind in knowing that if your baggage gets lost, your trip plans change or if you require emergency medical care, you can get it when you need it. Blue Cross offers travel assistance 24/7. Get a dependable travel insurance quote today!

General Monaco Canada
Continent: Europe
Population (2012): 37,579 34,754,312 (2012)
Area (km2): 2 9,984,670
Capital: Monaco
Currency: Euro
Official language(s): French
Drive: Right
Diesel (2012): 2.04 1.23 (2012)
Gasoline (2012): 2.23 1.23 (2013)

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