TOP 20 Things to do in Monaco + Insider tips

In this Monaco travel guide, I’ll tell you the 20 best things to do in Monaco and the most important travel & insider tips for the city along the Côte d’Azur. Whether it’s a weekend city break or a shore excursion on your cruise, these insider tips for Monaco will help.

You have only little time or even only one day in Monaco and still don’t want to miss any sights and highlights during your city trip? Then JOURNICATION is the right place for you! With the BIG5 checklists, a map with the most amazing things to do in Monaco and my personal experience report with the best hotels, restaurants and photo spots in Monaco, you are well-prepared for your trip. You’ll see, in 24 hours in Monaco there are more sights to discover than just Port Hercule, the Opéra de Monte Carlo, Le Palais Princier, the Terrace du Palais and the Port de Fontvieille. Let’s go for a perfect day in Monaco in 2022!

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Checklist of the 20 best Things to do in Monaco

Here you have an overview of the 20 highlights in Monaco, so to speak your personal Monaco Bucket List to check off. This way you can make sure that you don’t miss any of the best things to do in Monaco during your city trip.

  1. Monte-Carlo Casino
  2. Port Hercule
  3. Hotel Café De Paris
  4. Opera of Monte Carlo
  5. The Oceanographic Museum
  6. The Prince’s Palace
  7. Changing of the guard in front of the Palais Princier
  8. Palace Terrace
  9. Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate
  10. Port of Fontvieille
  11. Exotic Garden of Monaco – Botanical Garten
  12. Larvotto Beach
  13. Garden of Little Africa
  14. Rainier III Water Stadium
  15. Saint-Nicolas de Fontvieille Church
  16. Louis II Stadium
  17. New National Museum of Monaco
  18. Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden)
  19. La Condamine Market
  20. Formula 1 track “Circuit de Monaco”

 

Take a relaxed look around the alleys of Vieux Monaco

Take a relaxed look around the alleys of Vieux Monaco

 

#1 Things to do in Monaco: Gamble at Monte-Carlo Casino

Probably the most famous attraction in Monaco is the famous Monte-Carlo Casino. The entrance fee is currently 17 euros. This is one of the best places you can visit. Even if gambling is not your favourite activity, it is worth exploring. The Monte-Carlo casino has been known for its opulent atmosphere for many years. Although gambling is frowned upon by French citizens, foreigners can actively participate.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: The Casino of Monte-Carlo with sculpture on the square

The Casino of Monte-Carlo with a sculpture on the square

 

There is no better place than the Monte Carlo Casino to engage in such activities. Please note that you must bring your passport as proof of identity. For some European countries, your ID card is also sufficient.

 

 

Fun Fact: Did you know that Monte-Carlo is an ideal location for a casino? The Principality of Monaco has the lowest crime rate in the world.

#2 Things to do in Monaco: Enjoy Port Hercule

Monaco’s large marina is located in a natural bay in the heart of the Principality. You can get a great view of the harbour from Prince’s Rock and from the viewing platforms on Avenue d’Ostende. Although there are many deep-water ports on the Côte d’Azur, this one seems to be the deepest among the others. Cruise ships with a length of about 300 meters are moored in this port. There are many interesting facts you should learn about Port Hercule. For example, it combines the features of a modern and an old port. This natural bay is really worth a visit.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: The Port Hercule makes you wonder about the many huge yachts

The Port Hercule makes you marvel at the many huge yachts

 

#3 Things to do in Monaco: Visit Hotel De Paris

Hotel De Paris has managed to make many headlines over the years among tourists from all over the world. You have probably heard that it is one of the luxury hotels in Monaco. However, its importance goes far beyond that, as it has left an indelible impression on foreigners.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: The Hotel Café De Paris is one of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in Monaco

The Hotel Café De Paris is one of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in Monaco

 

It has everything you need to make your dream of visiting Monaco come true. This includes the perfect view of the sea, large rooms, five-star service and much more. You can make your stay in Monaco an unforgettable experience by booking a room here.

#4 Places to visit in Monaco: Opera of Monte Carlo

If you don’t visit the Opéra de Monte Carlo, it can only mean that your visit to Monaco is incomplete. That’s because of the facts you can discover. Want to know the best part? It is part of the Monte Carlo casino mentioned above! So you’re killing two birds with one stone. Simply put, you can visit both places.

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo is very magnificent

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo is very magnificent

 

It’s quite astonishing that the house was built within 8-9 months. The decorations you’ll find here are out of this world. For example, it has been discovered that the mouldings and paintings contain more than 70,000 golden leaves. This iconic building is truly worth exploring in Monaco.

#5 Things to do in Monaco: Explore the Oceanographic Museum

There is something very special about the Oceanographic Museum. It’s the fact that here you can experience nature first-hand. Since its foundation in 1910, it has become one of the most attractive places for tourists who want to visit Monaco and France. Imagine getting the rare opportunity to discover big fish in its aquarium for only 14 euros.

The Oceanographic Museum is one of the most famous Monaco attractions

The Oceanographic Museum is one of the most famous attractions in Monaco

 

The main attraction of this museum is the shark lagoon. It contains about 450,000 litres of seawater. Besides sharks, there are other marine animals to see in this aquarium. Do you want to learn about marine animals that are not so well known in the world? Then this is the right place for such an adventure.

The Oceanographic Museum offers fascinating exhibitions and aquariums

The Oceanographic Museum offers fascinating exhibitions and aquariums

 

Book your ticket online without any queue:

 

#6 Things to do in Monaco: Visit the Prince’s Palace

It is also called the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. Do you want to learn more about the Prince of Monaco? Le Palais Princier is the best place to have this experience. It was built in 1191 as a fortress. Even today, it is one of the most striking buildings in France. A visit to this palace will give you the opportunity to learn some unknown facts about the Grimaldi family. They have ruled the Principality of Monaco for over 700 years.

View of the Palais Princier from a vantage point on the Palace Hill

View of the Palais Princier from a vantage point on the Palace Hill

 

For example, you’ll learn more about how different armies have shot at and tried to capture the palace over the centuries. A building that has existed for more than seven centuries is really worth seeing!

#7 Things to do in Monaco: Watch the changing of the guards

A crowd gathers in front of the Palais Princier, waiting excitedly. But for what? Is a member of the princely family leaving the palace? No, it’s about the changing of the guard. It takes place several times a day in front of the princely palace. There are small and big changes of the guard.
The big changing of the guard starts at 11:55 a.m. every day.

Le Palais Princier is the residence of the Grimaldi family in Monaco

Le Palais Princier is the residence of the Grimaldi family in Monaco

 

Monaco Insider Tip: If you want to have a particularly good view, you should be at the Place du Palais already around 11:30 am. Depending on the day of the week and the time of year, it can get really crowded. The changing of the guard in Monaco is no longer an insider tip and many people interrupt their tour of the city just to watch the spectacle on the Prince’s Hill.

#8 Monaco Highlights: Palace Terrace

Don’t get too distracted by the Palais Princier and the changing of the guard. Another Monaco sight is waiting just around the corner: the Terrace du Palais! From here you have a magnificent view over the city, the Port Hercule, up to Monte-Carlo.
From my point of view definitely one of the best vantage points on “Le Rocher”, the Prince’s Rock.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: Great photo spot from the Palasthügelhast with great view over Monaco with the Port Hercule

 

#9 Places to visit in Monaco: Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate

Another name for the Notre Dame Immaculé Cathedral is Monaco Cathedral or Saint Nicholas Cathedral. You’ll have the chance to meet the Grimaldis first-hand, as they hold services here almost every Sunday. Of course, there are other cathedrals you can visit in Monaco. But this one is special because of its architecture, age and size.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: The Cathedral Notre Dame Immaculé on the palace hill of Monaco

The Cathedral Notre Dame Immaculé on the palace hill of Monaco

 

This cathedral was built by King Louis (VII). Over the decades it has been a typical example and symbol of the spiritual, cultural, political and economic power of Paris. It is a religious monument that will always remain relevant for different types of tourists.

Take a look inside the Cathedral Notre Dame Immaculé as well

Take a look inside the Cathedral Notre Dame Immaculé as well

 

#10 Things to do in Monaco: Enjoy the view on Port of Fontvieille

The Fontvieille district stands almost entirely on artificially developed land. This means that it is a rather young district compared to Monaco-Ville, La Condamine or Monte-Carlo.

In Fontvielle is the Stade Louis II and the large Monaco Heliport, the fastest connection to the international airport of Nice and other cities on the French Côte d’Azur.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: From the palace hill there are great viewpoints of the Port de Fontvieille

From the palace hill there are great viewpoints of the Port de Fontvieille

 

The heart of the neighbourhood full of stores, some hotels and hip bars is the marina Port de Fontvieille. After Port Hercule, it is the second-largest port in the Principality of Monaco.
You can get a great view of the Port de Fontvieille from the Prince’s Rock.

#11 Places to visit in Monaco: Exotic Garden – Botanical Garten

Since its opening in 1993, the Jardin Exotique de Monaco – or botanical garden – has made many headlines both inside and outside of France. It’s the perfect place for you and your loved ones to visit on vacation. Here, for example, you’ll find more than 1,000 species of plants. Its underground cave is also worth exploring. This is characterized mainly by caves that have numerous columns, draperies, stalactites and stalagmites.

The Exotic Garden of Monaco offers great views of the city

The Exotic Garden of Monaco offers a great view of the city

 

There is no doubt that you will experience unforgettable moments in this place. For example, you can learn more about nature, which would not be possible otherwise. There are also records about prehistoric people and the animals they ate.

#12 Things to do in Monaco: Relax on Larvotto Beach

You’ve probably visited other places on your vacation and heard people talk about “natural beaches.” That’s great, but it can also be boring, especially if they all offer the same thing. No need to worry because Larvotto Beach is unique. That’s because it’s man-made.

After all the Monaco sightseeing you can relax at Larvotto Beach

After all the Monaco sightseeing you can relax at Larvotto Beach

 

There are public and private areas that you can use. Larvotto Beach may be artificial or man-made. However, it is still one of the best places in Monaco. If you’re on a budget and can’t decide on any of the places mentioned above, Larvotto Beach is for you. This is because it is a free public beach.

Monaco, and indeed the entire French Riviera, is particularly predestined for sunbathing on the beach: Monaco has around 300 days of sunshine a year!

#13 Things to do in Monaco: Stroll around the Garden of Little Africa

The Jardin de la Petite Afrique is a park in the city of Monaco, located near the Jardin des Boulingrins. One of the reasons why tourists like to visit it every year is its modern facilities. These include the pool, the relaxation room, the fitness area and many others. If you have kids, Jardin de la Petite Afrique is the best place to take them during vacations and special seasons. Seeing as there is a playground and go-karts.

The park Jardin de la Petite Afrique near the Casino of Monte-Carlo

The park Jardin de la Petite Afrique near the Casino of Monte-Carlo

 

In this place you can find unique plant species like aerial roots. There are also trees with oversized roots. Learn more about this park that was created from nothing.

#14 Monaco Insider Tip: Rainier III Water Stadium

At Stade Nautique Rainier III, one thing is certain. That is the fact that it will meet all your sports and fitness needs during your visit to Monaco. Whether you are single or have a family, it is the perfect sports complex. The swimming pool has been around since 1949 and features water slides and dividers. The Stade Nautique Rainier III will truly be one of your favourite places in Monaco. This is because of the fun activities you can participate in.

The swimming pool Stade Nautique Rainier III in the center of Monaco

The swimming pool Stade Nautique Rainier III in the centre of Monaco

 

This Olympic-sized swimming pool is perfect when it comes to lane swimming. Do you want to know what is the best thing about it? It is not expensive!

#15 Monaco Insider Tip: Saint-Nicolas de Fontvieille Church

It is true that most tourists visiting Monaco lately do not consider the Église Saint-Nicolas de Fontvieille. But that doesn’t mean that it can’t offer you unforgettable experiences. The first thing you will notice about this Romanesque Catholic church is its architectural design. Apart from the fact that it is quite large, it is very impressive. The components of the church were reinforced with massive concrete and bricks.

The Église Saint-Nicolas de Fontvieille was built only in 1989, but its beauty always attracts tourists. Likewise, its architecture is modern. The priests are also very friendly and make you feel at home.

#16 Monaco Highlights: Louis II Stadium

If you’re into soccer, there’s every reason to believe that Stade Louis II can give you the ultimate experience. This stadium was designed by some of the most renowned engineers. The name of the stadium probably comes from Louis II and apart from soccer matches, it is also used for other sporting activities such as athletics events. It has a capacity of 18,523 seats. You will love this stadium because it is one of the best in France. It is the official stadium of AS Monaco FC and is sometimes used for international matches as well.

The Stade Louis II, home stadium of AS Monaco

The Stade Louis II, home stadium of AS Monaco

 

#17 Monaco Insider Tip: New National Museum of Monaco

The short form of Nouveau Musée National de Monaco is NMNM. This is a museum that houses contemporary works of art. Both the exhibitions and the collections are unique and will leave you speechless. For example, in this opulent building you will find sculptures and dolls. In fact, you can say that the NMNM is not a museum. This is because it displays international exhibitions of the highest quality.

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco may be a small museum. Still, its collections are not only unique, but also worth experiencing. On Sundays, you can even take advantage of “free admission.”

#18 Things to do in Monaco: Enjoy the Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden)

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden)

 

Since the Japanese garden was created in 1994, it attracts numerous tourists from all over the world every year. This is due to its uncompromising features. In fact, this garden is a combination of beauty and nature. For example, you can find a stream, a beach, a waterfall, a hill and a mountain. There is even a place to meditate. Besides the natural guardian stones, there are also various bridges in the garden. This is one of the places you must visit in Monaco.

There are very few gardens like the Japanese garden in the world. That is because it was designed to have the features of a modern garden.

The Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden) in Monaco takes you to Asia

The Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden) in Monaco takes you to Asia

 

#19 Monaco Insider Tip: La Condamine Market

The market of La Condamine district is quite old – it was founded already in 1880. After 1992, the market hall was renovated again in 2012. The focus here is on the sale of regional products.
Marché de La Condamine is mainly for the locals. You’ll also find three communal areas where you can eat the produce you just bought – and get easily into a conversation – in peace. At the market, you will find authentic Monegasque delicacies such as pissaladière (special onion tart), fougasse (light bread) or barbarians (dumplings mostly filled with spinach).

At the Marché de La Condamine you get fresh fruits and vegetables

At the Marché de La Condamine you get fresh fruits and vegetables

 

Monaco insider tip: At the Marché de La Condamine you can stock up on fresh fruit for your city trip through Monaco relatively cheaply. There are also several supermarkets nearby for more snacks, water and other soft drinks.

#20 Things to do in Monaco: Drive the Formula 1 track “Circuit de Monaco”

You want to feel like a Formula 1 driver and experience one of the most famous circuits from the “cockpit”? Nowhere is that easier than in Monaco! Here, the entire Formula 1 track runs through the middle of the city – and is therefore openly and FREE of charge accessible for everyone. It’s a great feeling to drive through the streets and admire some of the Monaco sights like the Port Hercule or the Casino of Monte-Carlo as you drive by.

Especially for Formula 1 fans who know large parts of the track, the Monaco circuit is an absolute must! Over 3.337 kilometres with 19 curves, the Circuit de Monaco leads you through the city. The pit lane at the harbor and the entrance to the tunnel under the Fairmont Hotel are particularly recognizable.

The start and finish are on the Boulevard Albert 1er. Everywhere in the curves the white-red curbs (kerbs) are permanently attached and convey also off the racing season Formula 1 flair along the track in Monaco.

Monaco Insider Tip: AT the tourist information (Office de Tourisme) you can get a free city map, in which the Formula 1 track is clearly marked. Ideally suited for self-driving, cycling or exploring on foot.

Things to do in Monaco Monte-Carlo highlights one day travel tips: The famous hairpin curve of the Formula 1 on the Circuit de Monaco

The famous hairpin curve of the Formula 1 on the Circuit de Monaco

 

There is no doubt that Monaco is still one of the most attractive destinations for tourists and travellers on the Côte d’Azur, if not in all of Europe. It’s just a matter of finding the right places to visit. This post will help you find them all.

BIG5 Things to do in Monaco & Travel Tips

You don’t want to miss any Monaco highlights in one day? Find all travel tips and your city trip checklist for one day in Monaco here:

BIG5 Monaco – Speed Date

What should you know before your trip to Monaco? So let’s go on a speed date:

What is outstanding in Monaco?

The high density of luxury on display is impressive. Every few seconds there is an expensive car, the sophisticated flair in the casino or the incredibly large yachts in Port Hercule – and you can stroll relaxed through the middle of it.

And also important for travellers: Monaco has around 300 days of sunshine a year!

What sucks in Monaco?

Monaco is on a slope and there is a lot of up and down. Especially if you want to explore the Monaco sights on foot. Moreover, Monaco is very crowded and you can get lost in deep high-rise canyons. The reason is simple: Monaco is the second-smallest state in the world. Around 39,000 people live here on just 2.1 square kilometres. You have to build high up and down into the ground…

What you should definitely DO in Monaco?

Drive with the rental car along the “Circuit de Monaco”, the Formula 1 track. Even if you will not be quite as fast as the racing drivers: The red and white curbs are installed in the sharp curves all year round and give your drive the right Formula 1 flair even outside the racing season.

What NOT TO DO in Monaco?

When sightseeing in Monaco, don’t limit yourself to the square in front of the casino, the Port Hercule and Le Palais Princier : The city has so much more to offer with the Opéra de Monte Carlo, Terrace du Palais and the Port de Fontvieille.

What not to tell your mother about Monaco?

Just the entrance to the casino already costs 17 euros. And don’t even think about how much more money can be lost playing roulette…

BIG5 Monaco – Rapid Fire Q&A

How many days for the Monaco city trip?

The best Monaco sights you can admire in just one day. For a comprehensive visit I recommend at least two days. It is also worth to visit some insider tips in Monaco and leave the beaten track.

What not to miss in Monaco?

Many Monaco attractions can be found on “Le Rocher”, the Prince’s Rock. Here you will find the Palais Princier with changing of the guards, the Oceanographic Museum and great viewpoints of Monaco.

Is parking expensive in Monaco?

Surprisingly generous: In most parking garages, parking is free for less than one hour! Parking in Monaco is quite expensive compared to other cities along the Côte d’Azur. From one hour you are quickly over 3.00 euros. Over 2 hours at 9.00 euros and for another 15 minutes always one euro. The night tariff is again with 0.60 euros per hour quite favourable. More information is available at Parkings Monaco.

What is Monaco known for?

The independent city-state of Monaco is known for its large marinas, luxurious casino and the Formula 1 event “the Grand Prix of Monte-Carlo”.

Is Monte-Carlo in Monaco its own city?

No, but Monte-Carlo is the largest district in the city-state of Monaco.

From where do you have the best view of Monaco?

A very good viewpoint of Monaco’s skyscrapers is from the parking lot at The Maybourne Riviera Hotel. If you travel to Monaco by car, the place is conveniently located on the way.

BIG5 Monaco – Orga

What is the best travel time for Monaco?

The best times to travel to Monaco are the months of April to October. At this time it is warm and you have to expect little precipitation. In July and August, however, it can get quite hot – perhaps even too hot. This is especially noticeable in the deep high-rise canyons, where the air remains still.

Travel tip: If you want to combine Monaco with a round trip through Provence: The flowering time of the famous lavender fields goes from mid-June to August, depending on the region.

How to get to Monaco?

Do you need a visa for Monaco?

Visa: Check here whether you need a visa for Monaco with your passport

Is it possible to fly to Monaco?

Monaco does not have its own international airport. Nearby is Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (IATA: NCE), which is regularly served by all major airlines.

Is it possible to travel to Monaco by Bus?

As with the rail network, Monaco is very well-connected to the French long-distance bus network.

Is it possible to travel to Monaco by train?

Yes, the Principality of Monaco has a train station, Monaco-Monte-Carlo. It is well-connected to the rail network in France. Travelling by train is convenient. The Monaco-Monte-Carlo train station has 6 exits that provide access to all parts of the city. Current connections and timetables can be found on the site of the French railroad SNCF.

Is it possible to travel to Monaco by Car?

Arriving by car is no problem due to the good connection to various highways.

Monaco travel tip: Try to avoid the morning rush hour, otherwise you’ll be stuck in traffic for a long time.

Tips for the continuation of the journey from Monaco

Next, head to Nice, Menton, Saint-Tropez, Lyon or Paris (all in France). Furthermore, takealookattheJOURNICATIONCityGuidesandTravelGuidesforotherexcitingdestinationsinFrance:

 

What is the Price Level / Budget for Monaco?

  • What is the currency in Monaco? – The currency in Monaco is Euro (EUR, €).

Withdraw money:  To save money when travelling, you should use a credit card that doesNOT charge additional fees abroad. I have been using the free DKB VISA credit card for many years.

Beer indicator: For a beer in a restaurant there are quickly around 10.00 euros due, in the supermarket it is much cheaper (around 3-4 euros).

Cost for public transport: A one-way trip on Monaco’s buses costs 2.50 euros.

Do you need a travel adapter plug for Monaco?

In Monaco, E & F sockets are used with a voltage of 230 V with a voltage of 50 Hertz.

Do you need a travel adapterfor the sockets in Monaco? Then I can recommend you SKROSS Pro World travel adapter, which I myself have in my luggage for some time:

What are the best Restaurants, Bars & Cafés in Monaco?

  • Horizon Rooftop (12 Av. des Spélugues, 98000 Monaco) – magnificent view at moderate prices
  • La Rascasse (1 Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco) – mostly finger food and international cuisine, especially interesting for travellers on a tight budget
  • L’Intempo by Sergi Arola (22 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco) – great Mediterranean cuisine, partly with a sea view
  • Pavyllon (1 Sq. Beaumarchais, 98000 Monaco) – with one Michelin star, upscale Mediterranean cuisine

BIG5 Monaco – The must do Activities

What activities should you not miss in Monaco in any case? Here are my BIG5:

  • Watch the changing of the guard at 11:55 am in front of the Palais Princier
  • Stroll through the streets of Monaco-Ville, the old town on the princely rock Le Rocher
  • Relax on one of the beaches of Monaco
  • Have a round of gambling in the famous Casino of Monte-Carlo
  • Drive by car or ride a bus along the famous Formula 1 circuit of the “Circuit de Monaco”.

 

  • Monaco: Extra tip: Drive a luxury car yourself through the streets of Monaco!

 

BIG5 Monaco – The best Photo spots

You may be wondering about the best photo locations to take pictures for Instagram or your holiday album. Here we go:

  • From the viewpoints on Av. d’Ostende on the harbour with the palace
  • From the Terrace du Palais Princier to the marina Port Hercule
  • Especially in front of the Casino and Hôtel de Paris, you will find many opportunities for typical photos from Monaco #luxuscars
  • Point de Vue Port de Fontvieille on the port of the same name
  • In the Jardin Exotique de Monaco, there are great viewpoints over the city

 

 

BIG5 Monaco – Insider Tips / Things to do off the beaten track

  • Take a look around the Fontvielle neighbourhood
  • Buy fresh fruit and Monegasque specialities at the Marché de Condamine
  • You are traveling as a couple or good friends? Get to know Monaco from a completely different perspective:

 

BIG5 Monaco – Communication

What language do you speak in Monaco?

French is the language spoken in Monaco.

Monegasque is considered the unofficial national language. Many people in Monaco also speak Italian.

Here is an overview of the most important expressions for a nice word in the national language:

  • thank you – merci
  • yes – oui
  • no – non
  • hello – Salut / Bonjour
  • goodbye – Au revoir

BIG5 Monaco – Culinary Journey: What to eat in Monaco?

  • Barbajuan – the national dish in Monaco consists of deep-fried ravioli filled with either meat or vegetables (especially spinach).
  • Pisalladière – pizza with olives, onions and anchovies
  • Socca – popular crèpe made from chickpea flour
  • Fougasse – delicious light bread
  • Pissaladière – typical Monegasque onion tart

    Additional tip in Monaco: Monte-Carlo beer, the typical beer in the principality

Things to do in Monaco – Helpful Websites & Resources

  • The official website for travellers to Monaco is VisitMonaco.
  • You don’t want to take care of everything yourself? Just enjoy your vacation and still not miss the best things to do in Monaco? No problem, great tours and excursions are offered on site:

 

TakealookattheJOURNICATIONCityGuidesandTravelGuidesforotherexcitingdestinationsinFrance:

 

What are the best day trips from Monaco?

If you have more than one day in Monaco, you should take a day trip to Nice, France; Villefranche-sur-Mer, France; or Cannes, France.

Monaco is also a good base for day trips in the region or tours throughout France. Especially many day trips to Monaco and the surrounding mountain villages are offered from Nice:

 

The 20 best Things to do in Monaco 🇲🇨

Once again summarizing the Monaco Highlights as checklist for you at a glance:

  1. The Monte-Carlo Casino
  2. Port Hercule
  3. Hotel Café De Paris
  4. Opera of Monte Carlo
  5. The Oceanographic Museum
  6. The Prince’s Palace
  7. Changing of the guard in front of the Palais Princier
  8. Palace Terrace
  9. Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate
  10. Port of Fontvieille
  11. Exotic Garden of Monaco – Botanical Garten
  12. Larvotto Beach
  13. Garden of Little Africa
  14. Rainier III Water Stadium
  15. Saint-Nicolas de Fontvieille Church
  16. Louis II Stadium
  17. New National Museum of Monaco
  18. Japanese Garden (or Princess Grace Garden)
  19. La Condamine Market
  20. Formula 1 track “Circuit de Monaco”

 

Now you know the 20 best Monaco attractions and see what a great destination Monaco is. With Hotel Café De Paris, the Oceanographic Museum and Stade Louis II, is Monaco on your bucket list now? What do you find particularly exciting?

 

Having said the above, it is clear that there are many great places to visit on your next vacation in Monaco. The ones listed here will surely give you the ultimate experience. If you want to know more about the things to do in Monaco or need more info, feel free to let me know via message or in the comments.

 

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