Full of charming, narrow streets, Monaco-Ville dates back to the 13th century when the principality was founded.
A place of sublime natural beauty, Monaco has the lush vegetation and balmy weather of the Côte d'Azur.
In early-modern times, child mortality was very high; in 18th century Sweden every third child died, and in 19th century Germany every second child died.
There is a seductive quality to the scenery, with its deep blue sea, graceful palm trees, and vibrant flowers.
The most dramatic feature is the steep, rocky promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean, called "Le Rocher" ("The Rock"), which contains historic Monaco, also known as Monaco-Ville.
Gorgeous and glittering Monaco is a tiny royal principality on the French Riviera.
Less than two square kilometers in size, it is perhaps the most glamorous little stretch of land on the planet.