Monaco is the second smallest sovereign state that offers world-class accommodation, events, gourmet and more. Whether for a short break or an extended holiday, you can rest assured that your time in Monaco will be unforgettable as we have crafted in partnership with the Monaco Government Tourist Office. Here are the 5 reasons why Monaco should be on your top destination list.
1. Centuries of history and culture
Immerse yourself in history and culture and visit the impressive Prince’s Palace, built in 1191 and still the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Do not forget to visit the State Apartments, the Italian Gallery, the Main Courtyard, Salon Louis XV and the Throne Room when you are there.
The Sainte Devote Chapel, dedicated to Monaco’s patron saint, is amongst the principality’s oldest monuments, dating right back to the 11th century. Although the name is now more commonly identified to the first corner of the Monaco Grand Prix track, it is definitely well worth a visit.
2. Gourmet destination
World-renowned chefs are behind some of Monaco’s top restaurants. Dine at Le Louis XV restaurant if you happen to stay in the legendary 5* Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. With 3 Michelin stars, the exceptional menus reflect Alain Ducasse’s gourmet journeys. High marks go to the mouth-watering Mediterranean seabass and wild strawberries with mascarpone sorbet. For more delectable food in luxurious setting, try Vistamar’s original “fish and vegetable” gastronomic concept in the Hermitage hotel.
The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel boasts a range of delicious restaurants. L’Orange Verte is particularly enjoyable for a light bite. For a plate of Mediterranean cuisine “à la Joel Robuchon” head to the chef’s main restaurant in the Hotel Metropole or opt for Japanese at Yoshi.
Monte Carlo has been famous for its legendary casinos offering customers from all over the world a full range of games: the European Roulette, Trente et Quarante, Black Jack, English Roulette and Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker tables.
Monte Carlo is not just a place for world-class casinos. You can also enjoy massages and treatments at Monte-Carlo Beach spa. The Thermes Marins de Monte Carlo focuses on anti-ageing, slimming and deep relaxation treatments. Then, the Fairmont’s Willow Stream also offers a peaceful heaven serenity, as well as Espa Metropole Monte-Carlo with absolutely luxurious setting.
Monaco hosts a number of must-see events including the world-famous Grand Prix. Book your stay with us to live the excitement between 25th and 28th May 2017, when the principality will transform itself into a giant Formula 1 race track.
If you decide to visit Monaco in September, make sure you stay for the international meeting of all superyachts at the Monaco Yacht show. This year’s will be held from 27th to 29th September.
For tennis lovers, the Rolex Tennis Master is in the calendar for 20th to 22nd April 2017.