is the starting point for many Mediterranean yachting excursions. This tiny principality, steeped in history and natural beauty, is but one square mile in size and is one of Europe’s most fascinating countries. It lies between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, and is considered part of the French Riviera. Monaco is divided into five major areas, including “The Rock,” which is the old Medieval town and home to the Prince’s Palace, a cathedral and an Oceanographic Museum; the harbor area; Monte Carlo; the Exotic Gardens; and Fontvielle, which supports a tourist and sports complex adjoining a yachting harbor. Monaco is a highly cultured country with many museums, an internationally famous casino, gardens and world-renowned sporting events such as the Grand Prix. Its’ warm summers and mild winters makes it perfect for all types of water sports such as water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing and sailing. You will also find several heated seawater pools in Monaco open to the public year round. Just east of Monte Carlo are the pristine beaches of Laryotto, lined with bars and cafes and a great place for spotting celebrities. There are two main harbors in Monaco equipped for pleasure boats - Legendary Port Hercule with 39.5 acres and the Port of Fontvieille at over 19 acres. Monaco’s exceptional location, wonderful climate and glittering lifestyle make it a romantic and unforgettable yachting experience.