Monaco is the second-smallest country in the world, but don’t let its size deter you from its shedload of culture, scenic sights, and delightful Mediterranean weather.
The principality is as a charming as a fairy tale with its famous royal family, stunning backdrop of mountains, and view of the gorgeous French Riviera
Monaco is perhaps best known for its Formula One racing tracks and glamorous casinos, but there is much more waiting to be discovered during Monaco holidays. Whether you want to spend the day admiring vintage cars, discovering marine life or trying your hand in its spectacular casinos, tiny Monaco provides grand, high-class entertainment.
Beaches, Casinos and Royals
Some people go to Monaco for the yacht clubs, fancy restaurants and casinos, while others come looking to explore the Old Quarter, Monaco-Ville, or absorb the beautiful landscape. Then there are those who choose to visit the principality purely for its fantastic shopping. Whatever your reasons to visit, there are ideal hotels for you on holidays in Monaco. Stay in elegant hotels near lively Monte Carlo
in Les Fleurs or St. Michel, or look out over the Port Hercule from Moneghetti. You’ll no doubt find that Monaco is quite unlike any other Mediterranean destination, even the surrounding area of France
, and you’ll love the surreal blend of ancient architecture and stylish modern structures of this charming country.
Tiny Country with Great Charm
If you love racing cars, then the first pit-stop should be the Grand Prix Formula One racetrack. Experience the thrill by following Monaco’s famous twisting streets, at a slower pace of course. Or better yet, carefully schedule your holidays in Monaco and see the hair-raising event first-hand. The roaring engines and delighted crowds will keep both kids and parents smiling for weeks. Car-enthusiasts will also love Prince Rainier III’s collection of over 100 antique cars.
The grand Oceanic Museum will also keep the whole family entertained. Inside you will find a shark lagoon, piranhas, a 90-foot whale skeleton, and more marine life. You can also travel back in time with a visit to the Observatory Prehistoric Cave, where there are some ancient cave stalagmites and stalactites to be examined.
For some family fun or a romantic retreat, pay a visit to Monaco’s stunning beaches. The most popular include Monte Carlo and Larvotto, where exhilarating activities such as banana-boating, windsurfing, jet-skiing, and boat-peddling entertain all water-lovers. Another must, which the children will appreciate, is a visit to the chocolate store; the Monaco royals love their chocolate! Hop on a car or coach and take a day trip to west Italy
for a different part of the Mediterranean coast.