Monaco enjoys a privileged location at the heart of Mediterranean Europe. This Principality is nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east. Monaco offers a great balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and places to visit as well as shopping malls and casinos. Monaco also offers relaxation spots along the harbor and even around the attractions. Foodies can enjoy many fine restaurants, beginning with the Cafe de Paris across the street from the casino, to the waterfront restaurants along the Port de Fontvieille. During the winter months, you will find the restaurants to be decently priced--for Monaco. Bouillabaisse is excellent here.