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At South of Francealong the mediterranean coastlinein the heart of the Côte d’Azur and about twenty kilometers from Nice
and the Italian border, monaco
stands proudly on its rock and fascinates cruise passengers.
The imagination immediately makes you think of upscale hotelsto yachts in the marina, at Casinoto luxury carsto private beaches and at Formula 1 Grand Prix
but Monaco happens to be much more than a city attracting stars and personalities from all over the world.
The Monaco principaty abounds with a multitude of activities on a country which extends only on 2 square kilometers.
Monaco in one day
The advantage of Monaco is its ability to do everything on foot, by bike or with public transport. As the city is built on hillsides, there are many stairs, escalators and elevators available.
The port of Monaco is easily accessible and you will be right in the heart of the city to start your day of Monegasque discoveries.
Far from the splendor and the displayed jet set, we advise you to start your visit to the city by going to Le Rocher where is the Prince’s Palace, the alleys, the ramparts and the remarkable religious buildings. A very beautiful oceanographic museum
is also open to the public.
Monegasques are very attached to the royal family and to their principality, the Palace is an emblematic visit to the city. The changing of the guard is a popular moment for travellers, every day at 11:55 a.m. Le Rocher is worth a visit to discover a more secret facet of Monaco and to get as close as possible to the place where SAS lives Albert II.
Going down from the Rock, direction Casino Square. In addition to the parade of magnificent cars, the facade and interior of the Casino designed by Charles Garnier are sumptuous.
A stone’s throw from the Casino, if you feel like coming and saying hello, we will be delighted to welcome you to our premises to visit our offices, meet your advisor and have a coffee 😉
The Principality is not just about a frantic race to build large buildings like the Odeon Tower or simonayou will find oases of greenery scattered around: a large botanical gardena Japanese gardena Zoo and public gardens.
Also, the Automobile Museum of Monaco retraces the history of the Grand Prix, which has become an unmissable event.
For lunch: delicacies and Mediterranean flavors
Between French southern cuisine and Italian flavors, Monaco offers you a lunch with Mediterranean flavors. A Monegasque specialty to try: Barbagiuana sort of beignets stuffed with Swiss chard: a delight!
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