||The Monaco which the late Prince Rainer entrusted to his son is marked by culture, glamour and entertainment, with wealthy immigrants attracted by its tax-free status. Obtaining a coveted "cartes de séjour", or residency card, in order to enjoy such advantages is not easy, however. And any would-be resident must meet exacting requirements in terms of wealth and personal background.
Whether they own property there or are drawn by its glittering calendar of sporting and cultural events, international jet-setters and celebrities continue to add to Monaco's glamour. Karl Lagerfeld, Shirley Bassey and Jensen Button all have homes there, while other big names are regularly spotted at its legendary social events.
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