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MONACO

Live life in the fast lane in Monaco's glittering harbor.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Monaco Yacht Show
  • Tour the Palais du Prince
  • Visit one of the most famous casinos in the world
  • Watch a race at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

A small principality in the French Riviera, Monaco is known for gorgeous scenery, unabashed glamour and timeless elegance.

The perfect yacht destination, indulge in world class Michelin star restaurants, chandelliered palace hotels, and Monaco’s infamous glittering harbor. The capital of yachting, Monaco harbor is nestled beneath the Maritime Alps in the warm Mediterranean Sea.

Monaco Highlights

Monaco Harbor

Located just below the famous cliffs of Monaco is the main harbor, Port de la Condamine. Dating back from 1901, here you'll find a range of cafes, restaurants, and gorgeous vistas of the water. You may even just spot the Prince's yacht bobbing in the water!

Whether you're indulging in fast sports cars, exploring the gorgeous harbor, or cooling off in the clear waters of Monaco's spectacular beaches, this small independent state second only to the Vatican in size will take your breath away.

Monaco Harbor

Palais du Prince

Sitting high above Monaco, the Palais du Prince is a 13th century Geneose fortress that houses the oldest monarchy in the world. Renovated throughout the centuries, this luxurious Louis-XIV-style palace is a must see. 

Visitors are welcome to tour the palace when the Prince is not in residence, just look for the flag in the main tower. If it's raised, the Prince is home. 

Highlights include the Blue Room known for its blue and gold decorations and the gorgeous Throne Room and a Palatine Chapel. 

Monaco Palace

Monte Carlo Casino

In Monaco’s major district, Monte Carlo, you'll find luxury hotels, boutiques, nightclubs and restaurants. Whatever you do, make sure you visit the legendary Monte Carlo Casino, one of the most famous casinos in the world.

Straight out of a James Bond movie, you'll see the best collection of cars, famous faces and a great spot to people watch. The lavish interior decor is complete with a marble atrium, chandeliers and 28 onyx columns welcoming you to each of the different themed gaming rooms. 

Monaco Casino

Larvotto Beach

Sunbathe in Monaco;s man-made Larvotto Beach, or take a dip in the gorgeous blue waters of the Mediterranean. Made up of both private and public areas, Larvotto Beach is a great place to spend the day lounging in the sun and people watching. 

If you're into water sports, this is a popular spot for jet skiing and sea kayaking.

 

Monaco Larvotto Beach

Old Town

Walk around the charming labyrinth of alleyways and lanes of the Old Town of Monaco. Dating back to the Middle Ages, the Old Town of Monaco is centered on 'Le Rocher' or 'The Rock'. 

Here you'll find a number of small boutiques and cafes, as well as the best attractions in Monaco. 

Monaco Old town

Jardin Exotique

Located just outside the city center in Fontvieille, sits the gorgeous botanical gardens of Jardin Exotique gardens. Since 1933, visitors have enjoyed these lush surroundings and incredible vistas high atop the towering cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 

With over 7,000 plants from around the globe, including succulents from Mexico and Africa, the Jardin Exotique invites visitors to explore at their own leisure. At the bottom of the exotic garden, you'll find the Observatory Cave with stalagmites, stalactites, draperies, and columns.

Monaco Jardin

Musee Oceanographique

Sitting 90 meters above sea level, the Musee Oceanographique took 11 years to complete construction and is one of the oldest aquariums in the world.

Dive into the marine world at the The Musee Oceanographique with its aquariums, exhibitions, and games. Wander through the three aquariums including a Mediterranean Aquarium, a Tropical Aquarium and Shark Lagoon. There are over 6,000 species of marine life and 100 different pools constructed to mimic coral reefs and other natural environments.

Get up close to sea urchins, baby sharks or starfish, or view the scientific items from famous explorers such as Jacques-Yves Casteau. For visitors young and old alike, the Musee Oceanographique is a priceless experience into the depths of the ocean.  

Monaco Musee

Fine Dining

Monaco is known for its fine dining, and it's not surprising given the wealthy clientele of the area. Some of the best food in the world can be found in Monaco's Michelin star restaurants. 

"Experience some of the best food in the world."

Seafood dominates the menu in Monaco, as well as other typical Mediterranean foods. The aniseed pastry Fougasse cannot be missed on your tour of this beautiful country and a favourite among locals, as well as the infamous Ratatouille. 

Experience fine dining at the iconic French Riviera Restaurant, Le Louis XV. With 400,000 bottles of wine to choose from, you'll never go thirsty. Enjoy freshly caught fish, duck foie gras and other dishes inspired by fresh Mediterranean produce.

Monaco Fine Dining

Monaco Yacht Show

For 28 years, the Monaco Yacht Show exhibits hundreds of extraordinary superyachts, including 40 new yacht models in a world debut.

Considered the flagship event in the international yachting calendar, the Monaco Yacht Show is Europe’s biggest in-water display of large yachts. Over 30,000 visitors travel from around the world for this annual event that spans over four days. 

The ultimate showcase for industry influencers, over 580 exhibitors display alongside the superyachts, including luxury brands, brokerage companies, superyacht builders, yacht designers, highly sought-after tenders and water toys, prestige cars, helicopters and private jet manufacturers.

Monaco Yacht Show Highlights

Monaco Grand Prix

Every year, on the last weekend of May, the Grand Prix is held in the unofficial capital Monte Carlo. Watch the blur of Formula One cars from the comfort of your yacht as they make harrowing turns in the only car race in the world held on city streets.

The one race that every driver dreams of winning, The Monaco Grand Prix is considered the most prestigious automobile race in the world. Since 1929, this Formula One motor race is held each year on the Circuit do Monaco.

The most iconic event of the French Riviera, the Monaco Grand Prix returns to Monte Carlo in May 2019. With 77 laps around the Armco barrier-lined street, there is no margin for error for the world’s greatest motor car racers.

"The one race that every driver dreams of winning."

Formula One cars run at maximum downforce and brakes are worked hard, as spectators watch and enjoy an array of lavish parties and celebrations. Experience the precision driving, glitz and glamour, and exhilarating atmosphere of this incredible spectacle.

Whether you're indulging in fast sports cars, exploring the gorgeous harbor, or cooling off in the clear waters of Monaco's spectacular beaches, this small independent state second only to the Vatican in size will take your breath away.

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Monaco GrandPrix Highlights

 

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