Monaco is an important part of any French Riviera yacht charter vacation on either a sailing or power boat. Despite the trend toward materialism, this tiny principality is steeped in history and natural beauty. Explore the old medieval town home to the Prince's Palace and the Oceanographic Museum; stroll through the exotic botanical gardens; take a swim in the heated salt-water pools or do a workout in the sport complex attached to the yachting harbor.
Better still, step aboard your charter yacht and enjoy a glass of crisp, cold French Chablis, as you watch the glamorous world go by. From Monaco, head west along the French Riviera toward Villefranche or St Jean Cap Ferrat, followed by Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and then on to the d'Hyeres.
The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One race held once a year on the Circuit de Monaco. Run since 1929, it is generally considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world.