Many who go to Monte Carlo know exactly what they want. This article is not intended for them. Our article is for those who come to Monaco as tourists and want to learn and try as much as possible.
Walk around the country
It’s possible. Monaco (including the capital Monaco) totals 2 square km. It’s not a lot. If you wish, you can see all the sights of Monaco and the whole country itself (without exaggeration) in just one day. Some people have photos from all over the country that fit into one image.
Take a walk in the old town
The old town is the historical and political center of Monaco. This is where Prince Albert’s Palace is located. You probably can’t enter the palace itself, but it’s worth a walk around. First, you can see the narrow streets and the wonderful medieval Mediterranean architecture. Secondly, there are many different cafes and tourist shops here. And thirdly, the old fortress is on top of a cliff and from there you have a wonderful view of Monaco and the French Riviera.
Go to Monte Carlo casinos
Of course, the main city of Monaco is Monte Carlo. Most tourists go there. This city’s praise comes from its casinos! There are two casinos in the main square, the Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Casino Café de Paris. There is also the luxurious Hotel in Paris.
Anyone can go to the casino. Admission is 17 euros. But don’t forget to take a photo in the locker room and dress well. They won’t let you into the casino in shorts and a tank top. You can watch how other people play or participate in Monte Carlo Casino yourself. The minimum bet is 5 euros.
You can both play and eat at the Café de Paris casino. It opened in 1900 and maintains the atmosphere of France’s ‘golden age’.
Overall, this is the most famous square in Monaco. Various films have been shot there. Several scenes from James Bond or the animated film Madagascar 3 for example.
Go to several car dealerships
Monaco, and Monte Carlo, impress above all with their cars. They are all more expensive than each other. Most of the cars parked in front of the casinos are regularly taken to exhibitions and shows. There are plenty of car dealerships (for such a small country). You will find Bentleys and Rolls Royces there. Go to a dealership and look at your dream car. No one will stop you. They will only help you. Who knows ? You might have a million euros on you. Everything is possible in Monaco!
Watch the “Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix”
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous stages in Formula 1. It has been held since 1950 and there were horse races here before that. The Monte Carlo circuit crosses the country. The riders ride on normal roads that people and buses normally use every day.
If you’re not in Monaco during the race, you can still see the cars that have raced and won the Monte Carlo circuit over the years in the Monaco Automobile Museum. You can get an official symbol of the circuit there. A ticket for the race costs around 100 euros.
Monte-Carlo has perhaps the best beaches in the world. They are small and artificial since the country is on cliffs. But it is a great place to relax. There is neither sand nor stone. There you will find small pebbles that do not get stuck in your hair and on which it is not painful to lie down.
Try the beer
The cuisine of Monaco has its own specificities, but it is similar to that of Nice. There is, however, a big difference. We drink rosé Nice and beer in Monaco. The beer is local and resembles Belgian beer, which is a bit odd. Nevertheless, Monaco has three types of beer, brown, blonde and amber. We think the last one tastes the best.
send a postcard
First of all, it’s interesting to collect postcards from countries all over the world. Second, Monaco is famous for its stamps. There is even a stamp museum here. The stamp market represents up to 4% of Monaco’s GDP.
Watch the yachts
The main port of Monaco has the largest and most expensive yachts in the world. Of course, it is worth admiring them.
Spend the night in Monte Carlo
The peak of activity in Monaco and Monte-Carlo is at night. This is where the casinos really work and all that’s left is fancy cars on the roads. But if you want to see this extravaganza, you have to spend the night in Monaco. We recommend that you consult this link to see some of the hotels in Monte Carlo.
Enjoy your stay in Monaco!