The All Saints holidays are approaching and in this year of uncertainty we imagine that you may not feel like traveling to the end of the world. A small principality, often described as heavenly, Monaco is full of activities and sites to discover with the family. Whether you are a Monegasque resident, whether you live on the Côte d’Azur or elsewhere in France, here is the guide to the perfect All Saints’ Day holiday in Monaco. You will discover the activities to practice in the Principality this autumn and the most nice trips to do around Monaco.
What to do during the All Saints holidays in Monaco?
This year the dates of the All Saints holidays in Monaco are as follows: October 21, 2020 – November 3, 2020. If you have chosen to spend them in the Principality, here are some ideas for family activities to do
- – Obviously, we cannot omit mentioning the so-called “classic” activities including the visit of the Exotic Garden and that of the Japanese Garden which, in addition to their success with families, have the advantage of being located outside. The Oceanographic Museum is also an unmissable part of Monegasque visits which will not fail to occupy your children during an All Saints’ Day holiday afternoon in Monaco.
- – This year, the Foire Attraction de Monaco will be held from Friday 16 October to Thursday 19 November. Find, as every year on Port Hercule, the 85 rides and other attractions adored by children.
- – Picking mushrooms is an activity that we don’t necessarily think of but which nevertheless gives children the benefit of a rejuvenating moment in the heart of nature. Boletus, porcini mushrooms and chanterelles are among the many mushrooms that grow in autumn in the forests and on the hills around Monaco.
- – Participate in an escape game and carry out an exciting investigation with friends or family. The Iris Game space offers 3 Escape Games, from 14 years old.
- – Visiting the animal garden is an ideal activity to do during the All Saints holidays in Monaco. Birds, reptiles, fish, small mammals and even a hippopotamus await you for a moment of family discovery.
- – Explore the districts of Monaco. Monaco may be a very small principality, its 8 districts all offer different atmospheres, each seeming to be a very small country in a small country. Discover their streets, their views, their monuments, their restaurants.
Trips to do and cities to discover around Monaco for the All Saints holidays
- – San Remo: Discover the city of Sanremo in Italy. Located just an hour by train from the Principality, Sanremo is one of the best excursions to do around Monaco. Enjoy la dolce vita, discover its shops, its itinerant flower sellers, its monuments and its delicious Italian restaurants. Change of scenery guaranteed at the gates of Monaco!
- – Corsica : Embark on the Nice-Bastia Ferry and set off to visit the Island of Beauty. During the All Saints holidays, temperatures in Corsica can rise to 22°C. Ports, beaches, towns, villages, mountains, hills, Corsica offers hundreds of varied landscapes to discover and a specific culture perpetuated by centuries of custom.
- – Elba Island: Located in Mediterranean waters, at the same level as the north of Corsica, this small Italian island is the most famous and the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago. Set off to discover its wild coasts, just a few hours from Monaco via Italy and the ferry.
- – Mercantour Park: Among the exotic activities to do around Monaco, the Alpes Maritimes and the Alpes de Haute Provence offer a bubble of fresh air and nature. Set off to explore the Mercantour National Park, its fauna, its flora and its flamboyant autumn colours.