In Search of the Hidden Gardens of Monaco

Oman, Qatar and San Marino are, officially, the least green countries in the world. In these three states – and in the territory of Greenland (clearly a case for the Trades Descriptions Act) – forests make up exactly 0.0 % of the surface area: none of them have any woodlands at all. But what about Monaco?

We go to Monaco fairly regularly, and if there are any forests over there,

In Search of the Hidden Gardens of Monaco

How to be Breathless in Monaco

Urban Walks in the South of France With a trip to the Jardin Exotique, you always win Monaco mainly consists of concrete, and the few green spaces that you come across when exploring the streets of the principality all have an air of unrealness about them – as though the trees would all go up in a puff of smoke if you looked at them hard enough or, more likely, were revealed as cleverly conceived

How to be Breathless in Monaco

Part 2 in Monaco – French Riviera Winter Walks

Walks in the South of France From Monaco to a celebrated coastal spot The stroll from Monaco to the near-by Mala Beach in Cap d’Ail is the classic family beach walk on the Riviera.

It may not be as rugged and spectacular as some of the others trails in the area – there is no jumping from rock to rock here: the beach path is asphalted throughout. But what it

Part 2 in Monaco – French Riviera Winter Walks

Dare to Take One Lap Around Monte Carlo?

Urban Walks Follow the Tyremarks of F1 Legends on the World’s Most Famous Racing Track First a confession: I am not a great fan, either of the F1 Grand Prix circus or of the Principauté itself. To me, Monaco has always felt like a council estate that won the lottery.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed this walk around the F1 circuit tremendously, recognizing some of the sites from half-remembered TV transmissions (I last watched a

Dare to Take One Lap Around Monte Carlo?