The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign country that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the low foothills of the Alps, on the French Riviera. On the shores of the blue coast, this small country seduces by its elegance, its architecture, its reliefs and its impressive landscapes trimmed by endless turquoise waters.
Then, 10 must-sees on a trip to this sophisticated destination:
1. Monte Carlo Casino
The Beaux Arts style building was built in 1879 by the architect Charles Garnier, who also designed the Paris Opera. Beyond the games of chance, the complex also includes the Grand Theater of Monte Carlo, an opera house and a ballet house that can be seen on a Monaco tour with a luxury car.
2. Larvotto Beach
Located on the Costa Azul, it is the most important seaside resort in Monaco. It is a typical Mediterranean beach, a bay with warm and calm waters surrounded by luxury hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy fish and seafood.
3. Historic Monaco-Ville
This walled enclosure is an Architectural Cultural Heritage of Monaco. It is one of the four traditional districts of Monaco, along with La Condamine, Montecarlo and Fontvieille. There are the Royal Palace, the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral.
4. Grimaldi Palace
Although it was founded in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, today it is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. The most notable spaces of the building are the Patio de honor (where the prince makes his ceremonial appearances) and the state rooms or official rococo-style halls.
5. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Inaugurated in 1910 on a cliff above the sea, it is an important marine science museum. The building houses an aquarium and a remarkable collection of marine fauna species such as stars, horses and sea urchins, turtles, jellyfish, lobsters, rays, sharks and eels, among many others.
6. St. Nicholas Cathedral
Built between 1875 and 1911, it is distinguished by its monumental neo-Romanesque facade. Inside, the altarpiece of the 1500 stands out, representing the patron saint of the cathedral, San Nicolás, La Piedad and the Annunciation, like Apex luxury car hire in Munich.
7. Exotic Garden of Monaco
It is a botanical garden that houses many succulent plants, especially cacti, from various arid areas of the five continents. In addition to exotic species and panoramic views of the city, there is a grotto with stalagmites and stalactites and an anthropology museum.
8. Les Perles de Monte-Carlo
Opened in an old oyster farm, it is one of the most emblematic restaurants in Monte Carlo. A small and cozy place, with mollusks and tasty seafood and always fresh to have lunch looking at the sea.
9. Terrasses de Fontvieille
For car enthusiasts, here are around 100 vehicles that make up the collection of Prince Rainier. Among other gems, there is a Dion Bouton of 1903, a Lotus F1 of 2013 and racing cars of the Monte Carlo Rally and the Monaco Grand Prix.
10. The Rascasse
To know the night of Monaco, nothing like enjoying the dance and the cocktails of one of its most important clubs. Different tracks and live music are some of the attractions of this luxury album.