Positioned on the French Riviera, Monte Carlo is not short of glamour or Wealth. This small area of France is filled with class and style in every single corner. This is one of the most affluent areas in the world and with natural beauty all around, it is the gift that keeps on giving. The climate is warm, the seas are turquoise and the palm trees sway lazily in the sun. Monte Carlo is the ultimate in luxury.
Palais du Prince
Monte Carlo is positioned in Monaco and so, a trip to the Palais du Prince is well worth it. Sitting high above the region, it dates back to the 13th century and when it is not in residence you can visit it. Take in the gallery that is modelled in the Italianate style while the Blue Room is known for its stunning décor.
Monte Carlo Casino
A trip to Monte Carlo is complete without a visit to the Casino de Monte Carlo. This is one of the most famous casinos in the world and dates back to 1893 as can be seen from the Beaux Art style. Lavish in every way, the marble atrium is breathtaking while the 28 onyx columns lead the way to the gaming rooms. The setting for Casino Royale, James Bond lovers will instantly recognise it and with different gaming rooms that are decorated in varying themes, you can be sure that this is a casino that will simply mesmerise you.
Positioned 90 metres above sea level and taking 11 years to build the foundations, the Musee Oceanographique is a stunning feat of design. It opened in 1910, making it one of the oldest aquariums in the world with it being dedicated to all things marine and oceanographic. The museum contains a collection of scientific items that come from an exploration carried out by Prince Albert I as well as Jacques-Yves Cousteau, making this one of the signature collections in the museum.
For those who love underwater creatures, the three aquariums cover the Mediterranean, the Tropics and sharks. With more than 6,000 creatures and 100 pools, you can explore the different coral reefs and underwater worlds that they call home. For those younger visitors, there is a touch tank that allows them to get up close and personal with starfish, urchins and even baby sharks.
This is the only public beach in the area but positioned near the iconic Avenue Princess Grace, you will find a stunning place where you can sunbathe or swim in the ocean. You can bath easily here and with nets submerged below the water, it means that you are protected from jellyfish. However, if sunbathing is your thing then the golden sands certainly won’t disappoint.
This beautiful harbour can be found at the bottom of the famous Monaco cliffs. The harbour dates back to 1901 and with the expensive yachts moored up inside, it is clear to see that this is an area with an unfathomable amount of wealth. Here you can see the Prince’s main yacht as well as the yachts of many residents and so, this is well worth a trip just to see how the rich and famous live. There are a number of cafes and restaurants dotted around the harbour offering you a well-deserved break from the yacht spotting!
Collection de Voitures Anciennes
If cars are your thing then why not take a trip to the see the Collection of Voitures Anciennes. Found in Fontvieille, this amazing collection of private cars are owned by the Prince of Monaco. You can take a look at more than 100 cars and many models are vintage cars from across Europe and America. There are old-fashioned coaches for you to take a look at also and for those who are really into their cars, then they really should make sure that this is on their list of things to do.
Map of Monte Carlo
Events In Monte Carlo
Monaco Grand Prix
Head to Monaco in May and you can experience the thrill of Formula One Racing. This is not just your normal race because this takes place on the famous streets as opposed to a race track and so, you can watch the cars cruise through the streets of the city and past many of the famous areas. This is a historic race and has been taking place since the start of the 20th century, so if you are in Monaco at the right time then you are in for a treat.
Pictures of Monte Carlo
Hotels In Monte Carlo
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