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Cheap flights from Monaco

Formally and officially the Principality of Monaco, Monaco is a sovereign city-state and micro-state located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is a 'principality', governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Although the prince is a constitutional monarch, he bears immense power and political will over the state. France borders the country on three sides, while the fourth side is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco has a land area of 2.02 square kilometres and a population of 36,371 people, which makes it the second smallest and the second most densely populated country in the world.

Where to go

Monte Carlo – probably one of the more popular and more beautiful spots in the French Riviera-Mediterranean region, Monte Carlo (literally Mount Charles) is an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. The permanent population of the ward is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000. Founded in 1866, Monte Carlo was named in honour of then reigning prince, Charles III of Monaco. Monte Carlo is famous as a leisure haven – being one of Europe's leading tourist resorts, and playing host to most of the Circuit de Monaco where the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place. It also hosts world championship boxing bouts, the European Poker Grand Tour Final, the World Backgammon Championship, as well as fashion shows and other events.

Larvotto – Larvotto is a north-eastern residential and tourist area, part of the traditional 'quartier' or quarter of Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco. It is also one of the ten modern administrative Wards of Monaco, and the largest one at that. It is famous for being the more 'high-end' tourist area, having lavish chain-owned hotels and the only public beach in the principality. It also boasts of the Monaco International Fireworks Competition, which takes place each year.

Currently, the Principality of Monaco does not have an airport. This means that there are no short-haul flights from anywhere in the principality, primarily because it is small. Most of the transport services here are covered by road, rail, and water networks, and flights are only covered through the Monte Carlo International Heliport – which is the only aviation facility in Monaco. The heliport features shuttle services to nearby Nice (France), and other French ski resorts around the region.

Since there are no commercial airports (domestic nor international) in Monaco, travellers are advised to seek services from the nearby airports in the region. The closest airport is on Nice, which is the Cote d'Azur Airport. The Cote d'Azur Airport provides flights to numerous destinations in Europe, where travellers may in turn look for long haul flights. From the said airport for example, travellers may head to mainland France and use the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. They may also head to the United Kingdom, and use London's Heathrow Airport. The Cote d'Azur Airport also provides (albeit seasonally) long haul flights to New York and Montreal (North America), and a few countries in Asia.

How to get out

Monaco does not have any airports, so travellers who are looking for flights should hop on line 110 and head to the Cote d'Azur Airport. The Cote d'Azur Airport is served by Aeroflot, Air Algerie, Air France, Air Canada Rouge, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, British Airways, and many others.

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