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Monaco
Travel Guide

Monaco which includes a coastal town, a bay or harbour and a city

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.

Where to stay in Monaco

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
5 out of 5
Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
The price is CA $921 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is steps from Casino Square, Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, and Casino Monte Carlo. Grimaldi Forum and Monaco Harbour ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (175 reviews)

"Probably one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed at, a unique, world class experience. Pretty much everything is to a very high standard. It’s easier to pick at the few faults. The bathroom was a bit small, UK TV channels are barely catered for and old films cost €14 - they really should be included. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 19, 2020

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
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 $479 per night from May 13 to May 14

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! (445 reviews)

"Great hotel with a Lovely pool..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 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 $321 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20

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

4.2/5Excellent! (869 reviews)
Terrific

"The Meridien is a very well run hotel with excellent staff. Excellent facilities including beach and pool are well run and well ordered. Food is excellent too. And for Monaco the price is very reasonable. I am surprised the hotel only has 4 stars. I've stayed in many with 5 stars that don't hold ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2020

Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
3 out of 5
31 Boulevard Du General Leclerc, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is CA $121 per night from Apr 17 to Apr 18

Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Grimaldi Forum. Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco ...

4.3/5Excellent! (717 reviews)
Excellent

"A very good tourist hotel. Our room was large with an excellent kitchenette including a dishwasher. Our large balcony had a sea view."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2020

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Studio redone in NEW two minutes from Monaco
Studio redone in NEW two minutes from Monaco
Beausoleil, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur

Located in Les Moulins, this romantic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, Casino Monte Carlo, and Grimaldi Forum. Monaco ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Great appartment, difficult to rate the listing as technically it was a replacement for the listed

"Good sized apartment, fully equipped, quiet, clean and recently refurbished. However a little bit of a walk from the centre."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2019

Studio redone in NEW two minutes from Monaco
La Perle d'Eze
La Perle d'Eze
244 Avenue de Verdun, Èze, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is CA $143 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22

Situated in Èze, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Eze Beach, Eze-Sur-Mer Port, and Alps Victory Monument (Trophee des Alpes). Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track ...

La Perle d'Eze
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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

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