Monaco

Travel Guide
Monaco which includes a coastal town, general coastal views and a city

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.

Where to stay in Monaco

Fairmont Monte Carlo
Fairmont Monte Carlo
4 out of 5
12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo, Monaco, MC 98000
Fully refundable
The price is ¥57,074 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Monaco. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"We stayed one night prior to embarking on a cruise. The hotel is right next to the pier where the ship docked and was a very easy transport to the ship at boarding time. Highly recommend this hotel when in Monte Carlo."

Reviewed on May 12, 2022

Fairmont Monte Carlo
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
5 out of 5
Square Beaumarchais, Monaco, 98000
The price is ¥78,274 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Monaco. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a private beach. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (405 reviews)
"It was a beautiful hotel. The staff was spectacular and goes above and beyond to make your stay a memorable experience. We will definitely be returning!"

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo
5 out of 5
4, Avenue de la Madone, Bp 19, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 98000
The price is ¥69,102 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Monaco. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (352 reviews)
"The ambiance at the Metropole is very special. Immediately you walk in the door you feel relaxed. This is helped by the staff who are so friendly and make you feel at ease from the minute you arrive. The breakfast experience is special and all the food offerings are absolutely delicious. It’s central ..."

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Hotel Metropole, 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.
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, 6240
The price is ¥15,314 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Beausoleil. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (775 reviews)
"Staff at reception speak different languages which is wonderful. Staff helping with any questions. Only for 4 nights stay told me that clean the room when we live that was surprise for me but in general all was perfect."

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté
La Perle d'Eze Appart Hotel
La Perle d'Eze Appart Hotel
244 Avenue de Verdun, Èze, Alpes-Maritimes, 06360
The price is ¥28,130 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this aparthotel in Èze. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Monaco Harbour are located ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (10 reviews)
"The property manager Pascal went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. The rooms are modern and clean. The few near by stores and restaurants are all you need for a laid back trip to the French Riviera"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

La Perle d'Eze Appart Hotel
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Aparthotel Adagio Monaco Palais Josephine
Avenue du General de Gaulle 2A, Beausoleil, Alpes-Maritimes, 6240
The price is ¥19,709 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this aparthotel in Beausoleil. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (453 reviews)
5 star
"Excellent location for monaco. Rooms were very spacious with coffe machine and fridge."

Reviewed on Oct 28, 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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