The principality of Monaco is a tiny country, but it is an absolute gem for anyone who enjoys exploring a place that is rich in history, littered with amazing architecture and a veritable playground for the ultra-rich and famous.
Whether you are keen to spend some time at the F1 Paddock Club Monaco, laze on the beach or gamble the night away, Monaco has it all.
The Casino de Monte Carlo
Housed in one of the most beautiful buildings in the principality, the Casino de Monte Carlo is every gamblers dream. This luxurious casino is the epitome of glitz and glamour, and it is not surprising that it has appeared in several James Bond films.
The Prince’s Palace
The Genoese fortress is home to Prince Albert. The Grimaldi family have called the fortress home since 1297, and it is steeped in tradition and beautifully maintained. This lavish venue is open for tours http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2017022669486/prince-albert-grace-kelly-monaco-palace/ and summer concerts are also held in its grounds.
One of the world’s trendiest waterfronts, Larvotto beach is where the celebs and the rich catch a tan. Big sunglasses, designer bathing suits and overpriced lounge chairs are the order of the day, and people watching at this beach is an experience not to be missed!
The Grand Prix
Since 1929 Monaco has been home to the annual Monaco Grand Prix on the Circuit de Monaco. What makes this circuit so unique and a favourite of F1 Paddock Club Monaco fans is that it runs straight through the principality’s streets, so the setting is both glamorous and exciting. The F1 Paddock Club Monaco provides the best view of the action and gives spectators a backstage pass to the pits and other usually off-limits areas too.
Nouveau Musee National de Monaco
Monaco’s national museum is spread out across two different locations and each venue showcases the work of modern artists. The Villa Sauber and Paloma both offer a treat for the culturally inclined, and the latter features regular performances by local artists.
Le Jardin Exotique
An exotic garden that needs to be seen to be believed, the Le Jardin Exotique was opened in 1933 and it features an amazing array of weird and wonderful plants, amazing views and the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology and the Cave of the Observatory as its attractions.