Monaco

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Monaco which includes general coastal views, a bay or harbour and a coastal town

Dine in fine restaurants, admire extravagant yachts and sports cars, or duck into the famous Monte Carlo Casino for a high-stakes game of blackjack.

Monaco has long been a destination for the rich and famous and today offers visitors glamorous nightlife as well as beautiful old buildings and palaces.

Monaco is an independent principality on the Mediterranean, completely surrounded by France. It is a mere 500 acres (202 hectares) but is home to over 35,000 people, making it among the most densely-populated countries on Earth. It is ruled as a constitutional monarchy and maintains its own government and constitution. The country is best known for the many rich and famous celebrities drawn to Monaco's attractive tax laws and as a glamorous gambling hot-spot. Although home to some of the world's wealthiest jet-setters, there are still surprisingly affordable vacation options to experience the exciting Monaco lifestyle.

Go for a stroll around Monte Carlo Harbor or the Condamine Marina and gaze at multi-million dollar yachts. Wander over to the Old Town to see quaint old buildings and the Prince’s Palace. You can watch the changing of the guard and even take a tour of the interior. Keep exploring the Old Town to find Monaco Cathedral and the renowned Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Inside is an extensive array of marine species as well as a fascinating collection artworks and artifacts.

Make your way over to Fontvieille to check out the classic old cars collected by the princes of Monaco. Anyone out to relax should head to the exotic garden in the Condamine or the Japanese Gardens in Monte Carlo. If you need to cool off, go for a swim at Larvotto Beach.

When the sun goes down, change into your best clothes and visit the famous Casino of Monte Carlo. Wander past Lamborghinis and Aston Martins as you walk through to the lavishly-decorated interior. Enjoy the impressive paintings and statues and do some serious people watching. For a special night out, take in a show at the Opera of Monte Carlo. It’s a beautiful old building and hosts some of the most prestigious productions in the world.

Monaco is a great place to get a taste of how some of the world’s wealthiest people live. Enormous yachts sit in the harbour and elegant bars and boutiques abound. You can gamble in the classiest casinos and indulge in the finest cuisine or just wander the streets and take it all in. Be sure to stay at least a few days to really experience this spectacular principality.

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Where to stay in Monaco

Columbus Monte-Carlo
Columbus Monte-Carlo
3 out of 5
23 Avenue Des Papalins, Monaco
The price is £178 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located on the waterfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and Monaco Harbour. Casino Monte Carlo ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (294 reviews)
"Lovely stay, friendly staff, will visit again"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2021

Columbus Monte-Carlo
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
4 out of 5
22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The price is £239 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Monte Carlo, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Grimaldi Forum and Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track. Casino Monte ...
4.2/5Excellent! (888 reviews)
Terrific
"The Meridien is a very well run hotel with excellent staff. Excellent facilities including beach and pool are well run and well ordered. Food is excellent too. And for Monaco the price is very reasonable. I am surprised the hotel only has 4 stars. I've stayed in many with 5 stars that don't hold ..."

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Le Meridien Beach Plaza
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo
3 out of 5
16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The price is £192 per night from 8 Oct to 8 Oct
This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Cafe de Paris, Le Metropole Shopping Center and Salle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (346 reviews)
"The car park is awkward to access from the road outside the hotel but it’s easy to access to the hotel from the car park lift. The pool doesn’t open until 10am, this maybe covid related but was a little annoying. The breakfast buffet was amazing and the room was comfortable and spacious (for ..."

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2021

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Rue des Martyrs de la Résistance, Beausoleil
The price is £74 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour. Grimaldi Forum is 0.9 ...
3.9/5Good! (494 reviews)
"Closeness to Monaco with use of elevators was key for us."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Monte Cristo
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
3 out of 5
31 Boulevard Du General Leclerc, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £117 per night from 19 Sep to 19 Sep
Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Japanese Garden and Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track. Le Metropole Shopping Center and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (730 reviews)
"Lots of stairs to access but overall convenient location and good service."

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2021

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Avenue du General de Gaulle 2A, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £85 per night from 16 Oct to 16 Oct
Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this residence is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour. Prince's Palace (Palais Princier) and Matisse ...
3.7/5Good! (432 reviews)
"I love the location of this place and have stayed here a few times. A two minute walk and you are in the heart of Monaco, but paying a fraction of the price 😉. The room we had this time was exactly as in the photograph and everything was spotless"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2021

Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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