Grand Prix supporters weren't the only ones cheering in Monaco this year – its residential market has cause for celebration as well. Not only did the city state notch up sales of 555 re-sale properties last year, with a combined value of €2.4bn, but it surpassed its previous peak in 2007 by 21 per cent.
It's the very upper tiers of the market that have been the most liquid. As our map shows, the ultra-prime markets are focused in Monte Carlo, around the Place du Casino. The most desirable area is Carre d'Or, followed by neighbouring Fontvieille, which also offers a variety of commercial uses. However, Monaco is unusual in that almost all of its residential stock could be considered 'prime'.