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Visit Monaco

Visit Monaco

You plan to visit Monaco? The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city state on the French Riviera. It is also the smallest country in the world after the Vatican City. Monaco present beautiful views, classy places, and the Grand Prix Formula 1. Few places on the globe stir up images of glamour, romance and luxury quite like Monaco and there are many things to do in Monaco. Wouldn’t you love to spend your next vacation on the French Riviera and enjoy luxury shopping?

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visit Monaco personal luxury guide Parisian StyleMonaco is known for its tax haven status, which makes the city appealing and exclusive for many of its residents. This status has brought the country to be considered a  wonderful playground for rich and famous people.

Monaco is separated into four areas: Monte-Carlo (business and recreation, widely known for its Casino), Monaco-Ville (the old city), the Condamine (port quarter), and Fontvieille (recreation and light industry). With no natural resources to provide income for the country, most of the country’s revenue is derived from tourist activity.

If you’re not into gambling or watching car races, there are still plenty of other things to do if you plan to visit Monaco. There is an abundance of sporting activities available in Monaco, such as wind surfing, skiing, sailing, golf, and tennis for the most popular ones. In addition, you can enjoy delicious food and be a part of social life there enjoying nightlife with bars, pubs, night clubs, opera and theater. Moreover, Monaco offers many luxury shopping opportunities, as the city hosts some of the most exclusive boutiques in the world.

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Main attractions to visit in Monaco

There are many things to do in Monaco:

Monte Carlo

You can not visit Monaco without having a break at Monte Carlo. This is the central area of Monaco. If you like gambling then you should try your luck at the world’s most famous casino. Built in the 19th century by Charles Garnier (also responsible for the Opera Garnier in Paris), the casino is really worth seeing for its opulence and grandeur. The sculptures inside look almost real with their exquisite craft. The gardens around are also very lovely and featuring contemporary art.

The Monte Carlo Opera is famous worldwide for its painting and carvings all over. It is a must see for tourists who visit Monaco and France.

It was built by Charles Garnier in late 19th century too. The main entrance of the opera house was only used by the royal family at that time. The Opera was inaugurated by Sarah Bernhard herself.

Oceanographic museum and aquarium

Visit Monaco and discover its oceanographic Museum established in the year 1910. Founded by Prince Albert I, this museum is a monument which includes unique architectural characteristics with its magnificent front structure, rising 279 feet above the sea level. Oceanographic museum took eleven years to build and is made up of 100,000 tons of stone bring from La Turbie. You can admire a collection of more than 4,000 fish and marine life and discover history through films, displays and exhibits. This is a great place to bring your children and enjoy a pleasant restaurant with spectacular views.

Wax Museum

If you plan to visit Monaco, consider Wax Museum which is one of the most-visited museums. Throughout the year this museum attends a huge rush and entertains tourists across the globe. It is located on the Rue Basse which is said to be one of the most beautiful streets on the old town. Since a long time this wonderful Wax Museum is enchanting its visitors with its amazing collection.

Prince’s Palace

The Prince’s Palace is one of the highlights of a visit Monaco, with much to enjoy from 15th century frescoes to opulent 18th century state rooms. The Prince’s palace is one of the finest examples of architecture in Monaco. The Prince’s Palace was built in 1191.

Feel the experience of visiting the most famous royal residence in Monaco, where Prince Rainier III and his son Prince Albert made ​​their home. Try to visit the palace just before noon when the guard changes occur.

Flower Garden of Princess Grace

As a dedication to the princess, just two years after her death, the flower garden was established. The garden is popular worldwide for its extraordinary collection of roses that are displayed along the walkways. You can drop in for a moment to have a rest, read books, or just enjoy the aroma of nature here. You can find inside the park a statue of Princess Grace surrounded by most uncommon roses of the world. The garden entrance is free for the visitors.

Monaco Grand Prix

The internationally renowned Monaco Grand Prix is held in the second week of May, the perfect time to visit Monaco if you are keen on that sport! If you plan to come and attend the show, do not forget to buy your ticket in advance. But if you really want to experience the real Monaco Grand Prix, try to book an hotel room with an overlooking  view up to the circuit. You will be able to enjoy the race with your family and friends while sharing a glass of champagne.

Still looking for Monaco attractions ideas?

Visit Monaco and have a walk at Port Hercule to see impressive yachts and enjoy a promenade around the harbor or attend an exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum.

One of the most exciting things to do in Monaco is going shopping. Discover best places to enjoy best shopping there.

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