, world renowned for itsí international casino and sporting events, makes an ideal yachting destination. The city of Monte Carlo is located on the Principality of Monaco, which lies at the foot of the Alps along the Mediterranean Sea. The climate here is perfect, with mild winters and warm (but not too hot) summers and rain less than 60 days per year. This mythical place is rich in history, and offers many museums, some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world, and events such as The Grand Prix, the Monte Carlo Rally and international tennis matches. The famous Casino is comprised of a main building connected to a series of other buildings that house the gaming rooms, which are open every day (except May 1st) from midday onwards. Facing the casino are spectacular flower gardens embellished with pools and fountains, and on the opposite side are terraces bathed in sunlight, facing the sea. Monte Carlo is the perfect location and climate to enjoy all types of water sports, such as swimming, water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, and sailing. You will find abundant luxury yacht charters available in Monte Carlo, and yachting and sailing are also offered through the Monaco Yacht Club. The harbors in Monte Carlo used for pleasure boating are Port Hercule and the Port of Fontvieille, and the smaller Port of Cap díAil. Just minutes from Monte Carlo are tiny fishing villages and the glamorous ports of Nice, Antibes, Cannes and St. Tropez.