Monaco
The smallest member of the United Nations with a larger-than-life reputation, the Principality of Monaco is a jewel along the sun-drenched French Riviera with the world’s highest gross average income. Taken over by Grimaldis in 1297, SAS Prince Albert II continues the 700-year-old legacy, reigning over a constitutional monarchy from his palace on the strategic Rocher de Monaco (Rock of Monaco) above the sea. It is a fairy-tale princedom where the jet set comes to play with super yachts and luxury cars, alongside an authentic scene of locals savoring the relaxed rhythms of the Côte d’Azur.