Rendez-vous in Monaco
Monaco, pearl of the Mediterranean
With its famous rock, palaces and casino, Monaco offers tourists from around the world a truly picture-perfect setting. Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the world at just 2 square kilometres, enclaved in French territory.
The principality’s highest-end boutiques, couturiers and jewelry shops can be found in the prestigious Monte Carlo quarter between the Avenue des Beaux-Arts, Place du Casino and Avenue Monte-Carlo.
The area is also home to the casino and sumptuous villas. An initiative of Prince Albert I, the Port d’Hercule located in the Condamine area shelters some of the most luxurious yachts in the French Riviera.
Monaco also offers many exhibitions and reception and two convention centers, including the Grimaldi Forum.
The Rock of Monaco overlooks the sea and offers a magnificent view of the city. The Prince’s Palace, Oceanographic Museum, and exotic garden attract a high number of tourists each year.
Not to be missed
- Monaco Grand Prix- Formula One championship
- Monte Carlo Tennis Masters
- Rally Monte Carlo
To see and visit
- Monte Carlo Casino : the current building was designed in 1879 by Charles Garnier (who also built the Monte Carlo Opera and Paris’ Garnier Opera)
- Oceanographic Museum: with an aquarium, exhibits, games and fun, the Monaco Oceanographic Museum will take you deep inside the marine world.
- Palace of HSH the Prince of Monaco: The origins of the palace go back to the thirteenth century. After successive transformations, the ancient Genoese fortress now has a 17th century appearance likened to other characteristically sumptuous residences of the Grand Siècle. Today, the palace houses the grand princely apartments.
- Exotic Garden and Observatory Caves : For over 75 years, this garden has amassed a collection the most astonishing and rare species of exotic plants in an outdoor setting facing the Mediterranean.
- By plane : The Nice-Côte d'Azur international airport links the Principality of Monaco to over 86 destinations around the world.
- By car : between Nice and Monaco, there are three popular routes: the "Basse Corniche" (N98) along the waterfront, the "Moyenne Corniche" (N. 7), through Eze Village, the "Grande Corniche" through La Turbie and Col d'Eze, at 512m above sea level.
Direction du Tourisme et des Congrès de la Principauté de Monaco
2a, boulevard des Moulins, Monte-Carlo
MC 98030 Monaco Cedex
Tél. +377 92 16 61 16
Fax. +377 92 16 60 00