Monte Carlo is not at all what most people think it is. To begin with, Monte Carlo is not the capital of Monaco. In fact, Monte Carlo is not even a town. Nor is it an ancient place.
No Monte Carlo Grand Prix has ever been held on its streets, and contrary to the suggestive lyrics of a once popular song, no one ever sent the Casino de Monte-Carlo into bankruptcy.
That said, Monte Carlo is a fascinating destination and one of the gems of the Mediterranean’s Riviera coast. It plays a prominent role in European culture and serves as a playground not only for the rich and famous but also as home to a diverse range of people and businesses. In fact, a large percentage of its residents are entrepreneurs.
Although Monte Carlo may not be all that it has been made out to be, in many ways it is much more. Once you move beyond the myths and mystique of Monte Carlo, you can begin to discover its true allure.