Monaco Grand Prix
The Grand Prix is the other thing that Monaco is famous for alongside its fairy-tale royal family, its wealth and glamour and its location on the very tip of France.
The Grand Prix takes place every May and attracts visitors from across the world. Many are afficionadoes who follow the sport closely, but many more are there just to soak up the atmosphere and experience the thrill of watching extremely fast cars race around a tight track in the middle of a town.
The first race took place in 1890 and was conducted on bicycles! It was not long, however, before the exciting prospect of motor cars was embraced and the real Monaco Grand Prix was born.
The atmosphere today is a heady, high-octane jamboree that excites and delights in equal measure.