The glitz and glamour of the Monaco yacht scene

Updated 9:09 PM ET, Sun April 1, 2018
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Around 100 superyachts -- ranging from 25 to 90 meters -- will go on display along Port Hercules harbor during the Monaco Yacht Show in September. AFP/Getty Images
The show considers itself to be the definitive representative of the luxury yachting sector, featuring shipyards, brokers, designers, equipment manufacturers and luxury goods firms Courtesy Monaco Yacht Show
More than 500 luxury yachting companies will be involved, vying for the attention of an estimated 28,000 visitors. Courtesy Monaco Yacht Show
Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, 13 miles east of Nice in France, Monaco offers a sunny and temperate year-round climate. Courtesy Monaco Yacht Show
Covering just 1.95 square kilometers, this is the world's second smallest independent state after the Vatican, with a population of a little over 36,000. Courtesy Monaco Yacht Show
For one weekend every summer, the streets of Monaco are transformed into a race track for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The tight corners and steep elevations mean this is one of the slowest and dangerous courses in the racing calendar. Getty Images
Perched high up on Mont Agel is the unusual Exotic Garden. Resembling more Mexico than Monaco, the botanical garden was built in 1933 and is home to more than 1,000 species of cacti. Getty Images
The lavish Monte Carlo Casino was the inspiration behind Ian Flemming's 1953 James Bond novel "Casino Royale". Getty Images
American screen siren Grace Kelly brought Hollywood charm to the Grimaldi royal family when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in April 1956 - pictured aboard their yacht "Deo Juvante II" earlier that year. Getty Images