Monaco is the smallest country in the world with the exception of the Vatican City. We visited it virtually by coincidence thanks to the extremely cheap flight for the French Riviera we had found.

Monaco is the favorite spot for the rich and famous and thus is disliked by many travelers as it lacks some of the authenticity of other, less known places. Nevertheless, it has a pretty nice, cozy and colorful old town which no one seems to talk about. Usually media portray Monaco only as the location of the Grand Prix race, luxurious casinos and posh hotels.

If you dislike crowds and want to see more of the real Monaco, visit it in winter, the prices are lower and the Christmas decorations are outstanding. Take a look at the article below and decide for yourself if it's worth visiting: