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Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo is a business and recreational district in Monaco, a city-state that lies between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. Bound by the French Riviera on the west and the Italian Riviera on the east, this area is a stunning place to vacation. From shopping at the Condamine Market to attending the Monte Carlo Rally, this locale is undeniably opulent and over the top.

Monte Carlo History

  • Palais Princier – This palace offers breathtaking panoramic views over Monte Carlo.
  • Monaco Cathedral – Built in 1875, this romanesque-byzantine church is dedicated to Saint Nicolas.
  • La Condamine – Stop here to marvel at the luxurious yachts adorning the marina.
  • Napoleon Museum – A museum containing artefacts belonging to Napoleon I.
  • Prince’s Car Collection – The ideal destination for car enthusiasts where old carriages and cars and brand-new Formula One racing cars can be found.

Monte Carlo Art & Culture

  • Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium – A world-renowned Monte Carlo attraction. This museum is home to fascinating collections of marine fauna and specimens of sea creatures.
  • Monaco Opera House – Built by architect Charles Garnier, the opera house is as flamboyant as it is beautiful.
  • Marlborough Fine Arts Gallery – This gallery hosts a fine collection of post-World War II artwork, including paintings by Pablo Picasso, David Hockney and Henri Matisse.
  • Grand Casino – Enjoy a wide range of entertainment at this casino.
  • Monaco International Salsa Festival – This yearly festival gathers together some of the greatest salsa dancers.

Monte Carlo Shopping

  • Fred Boutique – Located on an exclusive avenue, this boutique is the official jeweller of Monaco's royal family.
  • Boutique du Rocher – Popular with travellers wishing to purchase souvenirs to take home.
  • Golden Circle – Where all the most fashionable clothes shops are found. Hermes, Gucci, Christian Dior and Prada can be uncovered here.
  • Condamine Market – A lively market located in the Place d'Armes and a great place to bargain for souvenirs.
  • Galerie Moghadam – An award-winning shop selling handwoven tapestries.

Gay & Lesbian Monte Carlo

  • Le Box – An ultra-hip, cosmopolitan party venue perfect for those who wish to dance until dawn.
  • Le Karement – A huge, vibrant club featuring multilevel spaces and great music.
  • Chip and Castle – A lively bar which offers tourists and locals an eclectic, memorable night out.
  • Black Diamond – A classy bar with a relaxing ambiance.
  • Le Point Rouge – An elegant bar, perfect for relaxing with newfound friends.

Monte Carlo Outdoor

  • Monaco-Ville – An astonishingly picturesque medieval village comprising countless pedestrian streets and passageways.
  • Jardin Exotique (Exotic Gardens) – One of Monte Carlo’s many gardens and home to thousands of rare plants from across the globe.
  • Aquavision – Discover Monte Carlo from the sea by taking a fascinating boat tour in a catamaran-style boat with two windows for underwater vision.
  • Azur Express – Take this fun tourist train to visit Monte Carlo and its palaces.
  • Casino Square Gardens – Take a stroll around these magnificent Monte Carlo gardens.

Monte Carlo Sport

  • Catch Monaco’s spectacular annual Formula One Grand Prix race through the narrow and twisted streets of the Circuit de Monaco.
  • Watch world championship boxing while on holiday in the city.
  • Enjoy the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
  • Check out the Monte Carlo Intercontinental Rally Challenge.
  • Be in awe of the skills of the participants of the World Backgammon Championship.

Monte Carlo Attractions

  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Napoleon Museum
  • Prince's Palace

Monte Carlo Activities

  • See the Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Take the Aquavision boat tour
  • Have fun at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club

Monte Carlo Climate

In Monte Carlo, the weather is rarely bad, and how could it be with almost 3,000 hours of sunlight per year? Rainfall averages about 43 inches (1,100 mm) a year, and snow is extremely rare. In the summer, temperatures frequently reach 86°F (30°C), and during the winter, days are a breezy, warm 50°F (10°C).

Getting There & Around

The nearest airport is the Nice Cote-d'Azur International Airport, which is about 25 miles (40 km) from the city's centre in nearby France. There are regular Rapide Cote D’Azur buses that connect to and from Monte Carlo, as well as taxis.

Once in the city, walking, buses and hired cars are a great way to get around. When walking about, visitors will find escalators that help to climb steep hills, making a trek in the city easy and fast.

Hotels in Monte Carlo

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From US$213

1 Fairmont Monte Carlo

4 stars
4.8 / 5 5 reviews

12 Avenue des Splugues Map

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Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo is a unique convention resort, close to Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, Theatre Princesse Grace and Slammers. It is also 45 minutes drive from the Nice International... More

Couples Getaway
All I can say is WOW!! This hotel was amazing in every way and things don't get much better than this.
25 Nov 2014
From US$213

2 Le Meridien Beach Plaza

4 stars
3.7 / 5

22 Avenue Princesse Grace Map

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Perched upon a rocky outcropping overlooking the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean, the Monte Carlo is the most remarkable jewel in a jewel-bedecked Riviera, the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel... More

From US$173

3 Novotel Monte Carlo

3 stars
4.3 / 5 10 reviews

16 Bld Princesse Charlotte Map

Rate includes breakfast

Ideally located in the heart of the Principality, Novotel Monte Carlo with its excellent accommodation offers utmost comfort, warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere to make your stay a... More

Long weekend in Monaco
Great hotel! Location is very handy - just a few minutes walk from the train station.. Nice walk down to casino square and the harbour. Also bus stop outside hotel which takes down down to the...
15 Jul 2015
From US$98

4 Hotel Forum

3 stars
3.0 / 5

Place des Moneghetti Map

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With comfortable accommodations and strategic location, Hotel Forum Menton makes for a suitable base for travellers in this part of the French Riviera. This value-for-money Menton hotel is near the... More

From US$122

5 Ambassador-Monaco Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

10 Avenue Prnice Pierre Map

Set on the foot of the Rock of Monaco, Ambassador Hotel Monaco makes for an ideal base for exploring the old city. The hotel places travellers within close proximity to the famous Casino de Monte... More

The best for Monaco on a a budget!
If you doing Monaco on a budget (like us mere mortals!) I cannot recommend this hotel enough - it is fantastic! Firstly it is reasonably priced for Monaco. Second the breakfast is very good. Third...
21 Jul 2015
From US$255

6 Port Palace Monte Carlo

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

7 avenue John F. Kennedy Map

Port Palace Monte Carlo welcomes business and leisure travellers with tasteful, elegant accommodations in this part of the French Riviera. This boutique hotel is set in the heart of Monaco, an... More

Port Palace fit for a Pauper
Room not ready on arrival although they did provide coffee and pastries on the house. The only thing that would be free. The pastries were actually quite dry. Room was very big and comfortable...
13 Oct 2014
From US$104

7 Residence Quai des Princes

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Port de Cap d'ail Map

With modern accommodations in the harbour of Cap D'ail, Residence Quai des Princes makes for an ideal base for short- and long- term travellers in this side of France. Patrons jumpstart the stay in... More

From US$103

8 Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews


Rate includes breakfast and daily housekeeping

Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for travellers exploring the French Riviera with its self-catering accommodations set in a central location. While on a Monaco... More

Close and comfortable.
The hotel was located within walking distance to shops, casino and restaurants. The reception staff were very friendly and check-in and out were easy. There are many hotels in Monte Carlo /Monaco...
27 Sep 2015

9 Columbus

4 stars
4.3 / 5


This is an excellent modern property. ( 0708/ss ) This is a modern and bright building. This hotel is situated in the area of Fontvielle.Overlooking the Mediterranen sea on one side and the... More

From US$112

10 Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

2A avenue du Général de Gaulle Map

Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine Aparthotel offers a perfect combination of privacy and convenience. Situated right on the border of the Principality of Monaco, this property is an ideal choice for a... More

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