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Dine in fine restaurants, admire extravagant yachts and sports cars, or duck into the famous Monte Carlo Casino for a high-stakes game of blackjack.

Monaco has long been a destination for the rich and famous and today offers visitors glamorous nightlife as well as beautiful old buildings and palaces.

Monaco is an independent principality on the Mediterranean, completely surrounded by France. It is a mere 500 acres (202 hectares) but is home to over 35,000 people, making it among the most densely-populated countries on Earth. It is ruled as a constitutional monarchy and maintains its own government and constitution. The country is best known for the many rich and famous celebrities drawn to Monaco's attractive tax laws and as a glamorous gambling hot-spot. Although home to some of the world's wealthiest jet-setters, there are still surprisingly affordable vacation options to experience the exciting Monaco lifestyle.

Go for a stroll around Monte Carlo Harbor or the Condamine Marina and gaze at multi-million dollar yachts. Wander over to the Old Town to see quaint old buildings and the Prince’s Palace. You can watch the changing of the guard and even take a tour of the interior. Keep exploring the Old Town to find Monaco Cathedral and the renowned Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Inside is an extensive array of marine species as well as a fascinating collection artworks and artifacts.

Make your way over to Fontvieille to check out the classic old cars collected by the princes of Monaco. Anyone out to relax should head to the exotic garden in the Condamine or the Japanese Gardens in Monte Carlo. If you need to cool off, go for a swim at Larvotto Beach.

When the sun goes down, change into your best clothes and visit the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. Wander past Lamborghinis and Aston Martins as you walk through to the lavishly-decorated interior. Enjoy the impressive paintings and statues and do some serious people watching. For a special night out, take in a show at the Opera of Monte Carlo. It’s a beautiful old building and hosts some of the most prestigious productions in the world.

Monaco is a great place to get a taste of how some of the world’s wealthiest people live. Enormous yachts sit in the harbour and elegant bars and boutiques abound. You can gamble in the classiest casinos and indulge in the finest cuisine or just wander the streets and take it all in. Be sure to stay at least a few days to really experience this spectacular principality.

Top Hotels in Monaco

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
40, avenue Princesse Grace, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
The price is CA $470 per night

Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grimaldi Forum and Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track. Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (432 reviews)

"It was so ice, i hope i will see thisplace again. Thanks for everything."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 1, 2020

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
4 out of 5
22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The price is CA $424 per night

Located in Monte Carlo, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Grimaldi Forum and Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track. Casino Monte ...

4.2/5Excellent! (795 reviews)

"The seaside views are absolutely stunning and the staff are amazing (special shout out to Elizabeth who always went above and beyond for our party)."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2019

Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Fairmont Monte Carlo
4 out of 5
12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The price is CA $440 per night

This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located on the waterfront, steps away from Le Metropole Shopping Center, Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,219 reviews)

"except the drilling noise (maintenance) in the morning around 9 am the hotel is perfect staff is friendly and professional, room was clean, great housekeeping they do their job spotlessly clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2020

Fairmont Monte Carlo

Popular places to visit in Monaco

Casino Monte Carlo
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Casino Monte Carlo

4/5(93 reviews)

Take a trip to the glamorous heart of Monaco, where you can try your luck with games or simply explore the palatial landmark.

Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track
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Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track

4/5(10 reviews)

Every year, these winding city streets host the annual Monaco Grand Prix, said to be one of the toughest races in the Formula One calendar.

Monaco Harbour
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Monaco Harbour

4.5/5(91 reviews)

Walk along the oceanfront in Monte Carlo and see superyachts, glamorous casinos, historic cathedrals and celebrated museums.

Oceanographic Museum
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Oceanographic Museum

Get a close look at a vast array of marine life at this striking museum, which seems to have been carved out of the cliff face.

Casino Square
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Casino Square

Watch people come and go on this central plaza, which is surrounded by some of the most elegant gambling venues in Europe.

Japanese Garden
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Japanese Garden

Experience the tranquility of the Far East among the waterfalls, lanterns and tea houses of this peaceful Asian-inspired garden.

Top things to do in Monaco

Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour
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Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour

86% of travellers recommend
CA $75
Per adult
Small-Group Èze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour from Nice
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Small-Group Èze, Monaco & Monte Carlo Half-Day Tour from Nice

90% of travellers recommend
CA $84
Per adult
Small-Group Monaco & Monte Carlo by Night Tour
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Small-Group Monaco & Monte Carlo by Night Tour

80% of travellers recommend
CA $76
Per adult
Small-Group Monaco, Èze, & La Turbie Full-Day Tour from Nice
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Small-Group Monaco, Èze, & La Turbie Full-Day Tour from Nice

80% of travellers recommend
CA $120
Per adult
Private Day Trip to Monaco with Lunch
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Private Day Trip to Monaco with Lunch

80% of travellers recommend
CA $254
Per adult
Full day : Monaco & perched medieval villages
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Full day : Monaco & perched medieval villages

CA $975
Per adult

Reviews of Monaco

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Jun 18, 2019

Love Monaco. Shopping is great, safe and clean. If you haven't gone...GO!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jan 9, 2019

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