Principality of Monaco – one of the smallest states in Europe – a country of dreams, memories of visiting this country will stay with you for all your life. Monaco is unique for its atmosphere, mixed together with luxury and elegance. Monaco – is the world`s famous resort and the place of racing Formula 1, numerous musical and circus festivals. Monaco has also one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe casinos, Monte Carlo which has become one of the European capitals of gambling. Translated from the Phoenician Monte-Carlo means «the bay of relax». Fantastic views of the surrounding mountains give this resort a truly royal greatness. With it`s perfectly developed infrastructure: luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants, spas, shops, world-famous shopping malls, we can call Monaco a resort of millionaires. The most famous in the world Casino (Casino du Monte Carlo) was built in 1864 on a plot of rocky wasteland, bought from the former owner for a ridiculous price – 22 centimes for square meter. The original building was a small villa, which was then rebuilt and expanded. Inside the casino among magnificently decorated interiors we can see the tables for roulette and card games, slot machines. The first gambling house in Europe, one of the oldest and most respected casinos in the world has a rich history and cultural traditions. Monaco is a luxury vacation spot. The Principality is located in one of the most picturesque corners of the Mediterranean coast, halfway between Nice and the Italian Riviera. Monaco is a significant cultural center. Built in 1879 by architect Charles Garnier (Paris Opera author) Garnier Hall building is now the home of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Opera. At this stage in different years were singing Nellie Melba, Enrico Caruso, Feodor Chaliapin, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti. In 1911, by Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev here was founded Diaghilev’s Russian Ballet under the patronage of the Prince of Monaco Pierre. There were dancing: Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, Tamara Karsavina, George Balanchine, Lifar. Later – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov. The classical dance academy named after Princess Grace was created in Monte Carlo, led by Marika Bezobrazov. International Circus Festival and the International Television Festival are annually held in Monaco. The famous Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the director of which was the legendary explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau is situated in the city. Only in Monaco, you can buy rare beauty of ceramics, crystal, perfume, candied fruit, and delicious chocolate. Place du Casino, Avenue des Beaux-Artes and the Metropole Shopping Center filled with boutiques with the most famous names. Global manufacturers of jewelry, luxury shops, antiques, designer houses – on the Casino Square and the surrounding area. On the Boulevard des Moulins, you will find less expensive products traditionally high quality. Also famous places for shopping – rue Grimaldi and rue Caroline, where you’ll find a huge selection of the most exacting taste. Monaco makes a strong impression on tourists with its luxury, richness ofcolors, elegance and harmony. The mild Mediterranean climate is combined with the peaceful atmosphere on the streets. Mountain scenery and the sea, give your eyes a rest and enjoy the magnificent views. It seems that life stops for a moment and you will find yourself in a fairyland of beauty and aesthetics.