WELCOME TO MONACO! Linked to the Grimaldi family for seven hundred years, the Principality has progressively found its place at the centre of the world stage, particularly since the reign of Prince Rainier III and that of his son H.S.H. Prince Albert II. Member of the United Nations and the Council of Europe, Monaco is a prosperous and conveniently located state, with a flourishing economy and undoubted international influence. Above all, the Principality is an outstanding tourist destination. As well as its superb natural location, it has a large number of luxury hotels, gastronomic restaurants, top-of-the-range well-being centres, sports facilities and a lively night-life.