Monaco is worldwide well-known to be the undisputed international capital of luxury. Monaco’s upscale image is directly reflected in its shopping. Shopping in Monaco will remain an incredible experience!
Fashion greatest names have established themselves in the Principality: haute couture clothing and shoes, jewelry, perfumes, cosmetics, accessories… The world’s most beautiful finery is showcased in the Principality of Monaco.
The Côte d’Azur has few indoor shopping malls. It is especially pleasant to walk around pedestrian alleys of the Principality while shopping in many small and independent boutiques. From the cobble-stones lanes of Monaco center where the shopkeepers display traditional souvenirs to the retail stores of the Métropole Monte-Carlo with their enchanting windows of clothing and gifts, all that you could wish for, you can find in the Principality!
Not surprisingly that many of luxury brands have set up shops in Monaco, but you will also find shops that are slightly less out of reach for mere mortals. If you’re on a budget, you can still go window-shopping, strolling the historic district in Monaco Town. This is a great area to walk, pick up some souvenirs and enjoy the old-world ambience. Fashion enthusiasts will want to head for the Carré d’Or, the area around the casino, to see the boutiques by famous names such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel and Christian Dior while the nearby Metropole center is worth visiting to see the luxurious shopping center itself even if you have no intention to buy anything. A larger shopping mall can be found at Fontveille, and there are also numerous shops and boutiques in the streets behind Port Hercule. Shopping in Monaco is multifaceted.
Many designer boutiques can be found at the Métropole Shopping Center opposite the Casino Gardens. With its 80 boutiques, the Métropole Shopping Center is as ostentatious as the shops within: under marble and chandeliers you flit between upmarket fashion shops and jewelers in addition to restaurants and art boutiques. Shopping in Monaco is a fairy…
While discovering the Old Town and its rich heritage, you will find shops where you can buy a souvenir of your wonderful stay and shopping in Monaco. Whether on the Boulevard des Moulins, the Boulevard d’Italie or along the Avenue Princess Grace and the Larvotto beaches, fashion boutiques, interior design shops, pubs and tea rooms are there for your pleasure. Many welcoming restaurants around the Princely Palace, the Cathedral and its museums will give you a taste for typically Monegasque cuisine.