Multi-million-dollar yachts, the Monte-Carlo Casino, and the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Nestled along just 3.83 kilometres of the French Riviera, the Principality of Monaco offers the true definition of glitz, glamour and gambling.
“Just another day in Monaco, where every hour is happy”
Just a short 30-minute journey from Nice, Monaco is easily accessed from many points along the Côte d’Azur. Whether you travel by train, boat or helicopter, Monaco is an excellent stop along the way. Bask under the heat of the sun, explore the winding streets or marvel at the super-yachts docked in the marina.
Far from being one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Monaco is packed full of high-rise hotels and concrete architecture. If finding beauty is your goal, head to The Japanese Gardens and let yourself be transported to the Land of the Rising Sun. Brimming with fabulous flora and boasting endless views across the bay, these gardens are not to be missed!
Of course, a trip to Monaco is not complete without a stop by one of the four renowned casinos. Monte-Carlo is the home of slot-machines and gaming lounges and is a legendary destination for high rollers and hedonists alike. Head to the beating heart of it all, the famed Casino de Monte-Carlo and discover the epitome of luxury in this punter’s paradise.
Although it may be small, Monaco is certainly mighty when it comes to cuisine. With some of the world’s most reputable restaurants, your taste buds will definitely find what they are looking for in the Principality.
- Top of the list is the award-winning Blue Bay. Whisk yourself away on a culinary adventure, sampling a fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavours.
- Just 10 kilometres away lies the French-Italian border – and you’ll certainly feel even closer if you dine at Il Terrazzino, serving up incredible Italian cuisine.
- If you’re after a more casual atmosphere and you’re on a budget, swing by Grubers for mindboggling burgers with fast and friendly dining.
Whether you visit Monaco for a tourism-fuelled day, or weeks of self-indulgence, the Principality is a beautiful bucket-list destination that is definitely one to check off the list if you ever get the chance!