It is a newly constructed area reclaimed from the Mediterranean Sea during the 1970s.
It has a population of 3,300 in an area of 0.33 km².
Fontvieille contains Stade Louis II (or Louis II Stadium), which serves as the home ground of AS Monaco FC, a Monaco football club that is one of the most successful in the French national league; the stadium also contains the club's offices and the International University of Monaco (IUM). The ground also hosts the European Super Cup, an annual event pitting the winners of the top UEFA club competitions, the Champions League and UEFA Cup.
The district also contains Monaco Heliport, which provides frequent links to Nice Airport in neighbouring France, with connections to direct flights to New York, London and other important European destinations.