Monaco cityscape

Monaco : The Guide

The Principality of Monaco enjoys an international aura. The Grimaldi dynasty marked Monaco with bold and modern choices.

From the procession of the Ferraris parked on Monte-Carlo’s Casino Square to the countless luxury shops, the Principality is symbolised by an exceptional standard of living and services. Poverty is not mentioned here because it does not exist.

Excellence will tell you the secrets of this luxurious haven. Follow the guide!

Monaco can pride itself on being the most secure state in Europe. With one policeman for every 100 inhabitants and an extremely high-performance 24-hour video protection system, international billionaires can move about in Monaco without the slightest fear.

In addition to being a safe place, in Monaco, everything is luxury and pleasure. For business or pleasure, Monaco concentrates exceptional facilities within its 2 kms². Convention centres, palaces, starred restaurants, casinos, marine thermal baths, prestigious clubs… all the elements are there for a holiday under the sign of elegance.

The princely family still lives on the Rock, which makes the privileged atmosphere of the Principality genuinely authentic.

The principality also hosts exclusive events: Formula 1 Grand Prix in the heart of the city, Yacht Show or Bal de la Rose are just a sample of the legendary events that move the elite of this world.

Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco, French Riviera

Monaco lives all year round according to the Principality’s agenda. The cultural programme is so rich that you can come here at any time without taking the risk of getting bored. Here, entertainment and cultural enrichment are provided continuously.

The climate is Mediterranean, which offers a warm summer and milder winters. If you wish to bask in the sunshine by the Olympic swimming pool at Monte Carlo Beach, it is best to visit Monaco during the summer season, as the hotel closes during the winter. On the other hand, to enjoy the exclusive treatments of the Monte Carlo Spa, no matter what the period.

In the twilight of winter, international high society meets for the legendary Rose Ball. The pre-season is then punctuated by renowned sporting events, such as the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters or the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The summer period is marked by more festive activities and a more significant influx of curious people.

The tourist season is closed by the Monaco Yacht Show, which attracts up to 50,000 visitors each year.

Monte Carlo Beach Club in Monaco, French Riviera

The famous Rock, dominating the 2km² that the Principality covers, can be reached by sea, air or road.

The train arrives just a stone’s throw from the Carré d’Or in Monte Carlo, but it quickly takes on the feeling of a metro, as posted workers prefer this mode of transport. So, avoid it.

You will be able to reach Monaco from Nice airport by car, although you may have to face the legendary traffic jams that lead to it. There are multiple taxis and heavily discounted chauffeurs to ensure a shuttle service for travellers in a hurry.

If you are aboard a boat, the ports of Hercule and Fontvieille will be able to accommodate your ship.

The simplest and fastest way to reach Monaco is undoubtedly by helicopter. Two types of flights exist: regular flights, popular with business clients; and private flights, which will take you from Nice Côte d’Azur airport to Fontvieille heliport in just 7 minutes.

Helicopter taking off from Fontvieille Heliport in Monaco

If you are travelling with your family, Monaco is full of exciting getaways to share. At the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, your children will be made aware of the importance of preserving marine biodiversity. Fun activities and extraordinary discoveries will blend throughout the visit.

To take care of you during your stay, the Marine Thermal Baths of Monte Carlo is the perfect place for a few hours of self-care. Covering 6600m², this temple of well-being offers 360° care for body and mind.

Besides, Monaco hides a priceless treasure in the eyes of classic car enthusiasts: Prince Rainier III’s collection of 100 cars is housed in the Monaco Top Cars Collection in Fontvieille. Spend a few moments of your day there.

Finally, how can you come to Monaco without turning this stay on a shopping trip? In the heart of the Carré d’Or, 40 of the biggest names in luxury are spread out along the Monte-Carlo Shopping Promenade. Chanel, Chopard, Alexander McQueen and Hermès are waiting for you.

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Monaco transforms at night. As the mass of tourists leaves for other destinations on the French Riviera, you’ll discover a more exclusive Monaco.

Before an evening out, turn your evening into the ultimate dining experience. The Hôtel de Paris is home to the legendary Louix XV restaurant, which has three Michelin stars and is run by chef Alain Ducasse. If you prefer to mix simplicity and gastronomy, let yourself be tempted by the chef’s new opus, the Ômer restaurant, located in the new Rotonde wing of the Hotel de Paris. You’ll set off on a taste journey to the Mediterranean, through flavours never before dared in the Principality.

After turning your taste buds upside down, it’s then time to enjoy the magic of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the work of Charles Garnier. After the croupiers, you’ll be able to meet the dancers of the opera, housed in the very heart of the casino. The Monte-Carlo Ballet has earned its reputation and performs in Monaco until June.

Monegasque evenings are also festive, and the elite are rushing to Jimmy’z, the most famous nightclub in Monaco. You can let yourself go to the sound of the greatest DJs, a glass of champagne in hand.

Jimmy'z Monte Carlo Nightclub in Monaco

Travelling to Monaco is a sign of a desire for personalisation, attention and safety. Three words that sum up all the importance we give to our clients.

The Excellence teams aim to make your stay more comfortable. Don’t waste any more time planning your holidays, we manage it for you, according to your preferences, your desires and your expectations. At Excellence, every client is particular. You are not anonymous, you are unique!

Our expertise in tourism on the French Riviera offers you the guarantee of a serene holiday and the best services. From boarding a yacht to booking a restaurant or helicopter flight, Excellence is available 24/7, at every stage of your stay in Monaco.

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