16 May 2024

7 of The Best Things To Do in Monaco

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores of the French Riviera, the tiny yet glamorous principality of Monaco is synonymous with luxury, extravagance, and a lifestyle that dreams are made of. From its legendary Grand Prix circuit to its high-stakes casinos and chic harborside restaurants, Monaco exudes luxury and glamour.

Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller, this list of top things to do in Monaco will help you make the most of your trip:

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1. Explore the Monte Carlo Casino

Located on the Place du Casino in the heart of Monaco.
Visiting Hours are from 10am-1pm for the Atrium and Salon Rose Restaurant.
Game Rooms open at 2pm and are 18+ with a smart dress code required.
Valid Passport required as ID - Driving Licence not accepted.
Entry is €19. For visitors arriving after 2pm, the Casino reimburses you with a €10 voucher to be redeemed on slots, in the bar or restaurant.

Monte Carlo Casino

2. Visit the Prince's Palace

➜ The official residence of the Grimaldi family since the 13th Century.
➜ Witness the changing of the guard ceremony.
➜ Stroll through the state apartments and admire the priceless arts and antiques.
➜ Adult entry is €10, and €5 for children.

3. Drive around the Grand Prix Circuit

➜ Perfect for Formula 1 fans.
➜ Drive or Walk the famous Grand Prix Circuit with it's winding streets and hairpin turns.
➜ Book a guided tour for expert knowledge on Formula 1 History in Monaco.

F1 Circuit Fairmont Hairpin

4. Relax in the Jardin Exotique

➜ A botanical garden perched high above Monaco with stunning views of the coastline.
➜ Home to the worlds largest suculent and cactus collection.
➜ Explore the prehistorical caves of the Observatory cave.
➜ Tickets priced at €8

5. Indulge in Fine Dining & Shopping

➜ Dine at one of the six Michelin Star restaurants in Monaco.
➜ Experience innovative culinary creations and some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine.
➜ Head to the Carré d'Or district for some retail therapy.
You'll find a range of boutiques and luxury stores to treat yourself in.

Monaco Viewpoint

6. Discover the Oceanographic Museum 

➜ Founded in 1910 by HSH Prince Albert || of Monaco's great-great-grandfather.
➜ Explore interactive exhibits, diverse aquariums with more than 6000 species, and learn about marine conservation efforts led by the museums scientists.
➜ Tickets priced at €19 for adults and €12 for children.

7. Browse the Prince of Monaco's Car Collection

➜ Located at Port Hercule, a few yards from the Formula 1 circuit.
➜ Browse the personal collection of cars owned by Prince Rainier ||| over a thirty years.
➜ View iconic cars such as the 1956 Chrysler Imperial which the Prince drove Grace Kelly from the port to the palace for her official welcome into Monaco.
➜ Explore the racing area dedicated to motorsport across the years and view iconic cars such as F1's Ferrari driven by Charles Leclerc.
➜ Tickets priced at €10 for adults.

Charles Leclerc's Ferrari in Prince of Monaco's Car Collection Museum

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