Monaco is mainly known for its princely family, the luxury hotels, casinos and wealthy inhabitants. But, behind the glitter and glamour of the high society of Monaco, this rock has a lot more to offer to its visitors. First of all, the exceptional setting, that seems to be tight-rope dancing between the Southern Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. The exotic gardens highlight the extraordinary Mediterranean vegetation. The oceanographic museum offers a peak in the life of the seas, and particularly the Mediterranean Sea. The museum is built against a hill and offers 6500m² of aquariums and collections to discover the underwater world.