Monaco

Monaco city breaks

With a sparkling selection of cultural landmarks, regal casinos and fabulous views of the classic French Riviera, Monaco is a fashionable coastal hotspot. The history of the sublime city is well preserved in an enthralling cosmopolitan bubble of elegance, with race cars faintly ringing in its ears. Get ready to roll the dice… 
A feast for the senses

A feast for the senses

Your eyes will be bulging when you arrive in glamorous Monaco. Michelin-starred restaurants are scattered about, all showcasing some of the most inventive dishes from along the Riviera and beyond. Alongside delicate amuse-bouches and intricately crafted plates, you’ll find plenty of top scenery along this resplendent coastline.

Monaco’s museums

Monaco’s museums

Spread across various exhibitions and galleries, there are some spellbinding collections of art. Learn all about French history in the Napoleon Museum, but there’s a site for learning about all things oceanographic, as well as a museum for avid stamp collectors. Monaco’s a hive of intriguing buildings with so many enthralling features to discover.

Sand on the Riviera

Sand on the Riviera

Monaco’s only strip of sand, Larvotto Beach, affords you time to enjoy jet-skiing, windsurfing, and volleyball, all with a stunning view of the sweeping French Riviera. If you fancy venturing out into the brilliant azures of the Mediterranean Sea, take a boat trip from Monte Carlo harbour and see what all the fuss is about.

Ambassador Monaco

Ambassador Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Based on 435 reviews

  • Great value for money
  • 900m from the nearest train station
  • 200m from the Prince's Palace
  • 500m from the harbour
  • 1.1km from the Casino
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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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  • Great for luxury
  • 1.2km from the nearest train station
  • 450m from Monte Carlo Casino
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Views of Circuit de Monaco
Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Based on 231 reviews

  • Great sea views
  • 2km from the nearest train station
  • Private beach
  • Great dining options
  • 2 outdoor pools
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Bar Américain

Bar Américain

Monaco

Live jazz is on offer every evening at the piano bar at the Hôtel de Paris. Le Bar Américain oozes charm and elegance and is the perfect place to relax after a long day sightseeing or shopping. Sip a cocktail...
F1 Circuit

F1 Circuit

Monaco

Experience the thrills and spills of F1 racing as the streets of Monte Carlo are transformed into a racetrack for 4 adrenaline-fuelled days in May. The Monaco Grand Prix is the event to be seen at, but if...
Fort Antoine

Fort Antoine

Monaco

This 18th-century fortress overlooking the harbour is now an open-air theatre, which hosts plays in summer with a capacity for 350 spectators. It also starred in the James Bond movie, GoldenEye. Its peaceful...

Language

French

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£5 / €5.60

48-hour travel card

£41 / €46

Three course meal

£97 / €109

Sightseeing
It isn’t all terrific turrets, prestigious palaces and glitzy wheel-spinning casinos here. There’s plenty to marvel at as you wander around this lush coastal city. The lavish opera house incorporates some incredible thick gold panelling, while the F1 circuit’s a key resident, too. This is the place for motor enthusiasts and culture buffs.
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Eating and drinking
Seafood eateries, Michelin-starred dining and glitzy bars are just a few of Monaco’s evening highlights. You’ll be wowed by the detail of the delicate dishes in Alain Ducasse’s Le Louis XV. With three Michelin stars, this is the epitome of culinary luxury. For something different, there are plenty of jazz and soul bars around.
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Shopping
Designer labels, chic brands, classy boutiques – Monaco is every bit the expensive shopping haven you’d imagine. Carré d'Or is home to the finer stores, so you’re in for a very exclusive window-browsing experience. You can shop on more of a budget, though. You’ll find household names dotted about the streets, plus fruit and veg markets.
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Getting around
If you’re planning to really see the sights, make use of Monaco’s inexpensive and convenient buses. Ticket Azur will take you back and forth, including the inner city and Cannes. Walking in the sunshine is another great way to properly explore. Monaco now even has bikes – does it get better than pedalling around the Riviera?
15-19 May 2019 – Monte Carlo Fashion Week
For exquisite pieces and exciting new trends, take a seat and watch the catwalk come to life in this showcase of innovative collections.
Monaco Grand Prix
26 May 2019 – Monaco Grand Prix
Make sure you’re in the thick of it all when one of the sporting world’s oldest and most popular events takes centre track.
July – August 2019 – Concerts at the Prince’s Palace
Throughout the month, you’ll be privy to some musical masterpieces of mostly the classical variety in these grand royal confines.
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