Best known for its casinos and for turning the streets into a Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit once a year, Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco has a glamorous and wealthy image for decades and was once described as a "sunny place for shady people". Despite the wealth and high property prices, there are cheap Monte Carlo hotels to be found. If you're staying in Monte Carlo car hire is optional, as the Principality itself is small enough to walk around.

Hiring a car in Monte Carlo

If you wish to travel further afield, then car rental in Monte Carlo is easy, with most of the global companies represented in both the city and at the airport after your flight to Monte Carlo. In Monte Carlo car hire is available to drivers 18 or over and the Monte Carlo car hire companies will need to see a valid drivers licence. Remember to drive on the right and be aware that the blood alcohol limit for driving is just 0.05%.

Places to visit in Monte Carlo

The Grand Casino is the most famous sight in Monte Carlo but it's also worth visiting the Royal Palace, home of the ruling Grimaldi family, and the marina with its gleaming yachts and cruisers. The glamorous city of Nice is an easy drive away and boasts plenty more attractions.