Monaco

What you need to know before you go

    The principality of Monaco is famed as a place where the rich and famous gather for a luxurious vacation on the French Riviera. Despite being the 2nd smallest nation in the world, there are plenty of casinos, designer shopping malls, opulent beach clubs, and world-famous resorts dotted all over this city state.  

    Monaco also has a rich history. Check out medieval landmarks like Monaco-Ville, Palais Princier, and Monaco Cathedral, along with museums such as the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. You can enjoy warm climate for most of the year, though the best time to visit Monaco is in early autumn, when the summer crowds have dissipated and hotel rates are lower. 

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    • Monte Carlo City Centre

      Monte-Carlo is a tiny district of Monaco, but attracts plenty with its stunning sea views, world-class shopping, gourmet dining, and exciting nightlife. Monte-Carlo Casino attracts those looking to test their luck at its opulent gambling rooms, while the Monaco Opera House regularly hosts international performances.  

      If you’re traveling with kids, Monte-Carlo’s quieter side can be felt at family-friendly museums and botanical gardens. Check out Musée Océanographique’s extensive collection of sea creatures, models of Prince Albert’s laboratory ships, and live aquatic shows. Jardin Exotique is a large botanical garden with thousands of rare plants from around the world. 

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