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Monaco
Travel Guide

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

Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
4 out of 5
Port Cap D'ail, Cap d'Ail, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs12,441 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

This family-friendly Cap d'Ail hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 5-minute walk of Louis II Stadium and Chapiteau Espace Fontvieille. Prince's Palace ...

4.2/5Excellent! (129 reviews)

"Mixed feelings about this hotel, dated interior. Booked a Deluxe Double room got given a twin room with two single beds, view from rooms is great and staff are good. They dont store luggage and they charge for wifi - they have no room service and no mini bar in rooms. For the money there are better ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Riviera Marriott La Porte de Monaco
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
5 out of 5
Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
The price is Rs31,777 per night from 30 Mar to 31 Mar

Located in Monte Carlo, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, just steps away from Casino Square, Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (372 reviews)

"Perfect location. Amazing hotel. Staff were wonderful. Food was excellent. I’d highly recommend it to Friends and Family. 5 Stars from us. Thank you so much!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2020

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
4 out of 5
22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The price is Rs17,852 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

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! (859 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 1 Oct 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.
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Rue des Martyrs de la Résistance, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs5,626 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour. Grimaldi Forum is 0.8 ...

3.9/5Good! (486 reviews)

"The 2 receptionist that we have met were really friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and well prepared the location was perfect. The only thing was you had to pay for the car park which we didnt know about, when i checked their own website it had said car park available. Other than that everything ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Avenue du General de Gaulle 2A, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is Rs6,815 per night from 11 Mar to 12 Mar

Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour. Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and Matisse ...

3.7/5Good! (426 reviews)

"Location is ok"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
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 Rs5,642 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar

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! (711 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 18 Sep 2020

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
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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Reviews of Monaco

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4 Mar 2020

Monaco is an enchanting place to be.

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25 Jan 2020

Best city break yet. Monaco is the most awesome place on earth

5/5 - Excellent

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12 Sep 2019

our 3rd visit we love Monaco

5/5 - Excellent

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7 Sep 2019

Amazing other world

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Aug 2019

Expensive, luxurious, safe and stunning

4/5 - Good

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7 Aug 2019

Great for a short visit - unsurprisingly expensive. Recommend: Take comfortable walking shoes/sandals - there are plenty of hills Try eating in the COSTA market and some wine from the Bar le Zinc - reasonably priced great wine.

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