Top attractions in Monaco
When it comes to smallest countries, the country Monaco, capital of hedonism, is second only to the Vatican, capital of holiness. Money can buy anything in this glamorous state, anything except maybe the view of the Mediterranean from Monaco-Ville.
This building has been the residence of the Monaco prince since 1191—and it remains so today, as well as a museum and center of tourism.
After you watch the changing of the guards at the Prince's Palace, take a short walk to Monaco-Ville, aka Old Town, seated on this giant monolith looking over the coast.
This “exotic garden” is a cliffside botanical garden with a rich collection of cacti and spectacular views of the sea. Be sure to take a private tour of the cave.
Catching a show in this amazing French-style opera house is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but its stateliness is even worth admiring from the outside.
Rising from the cliffside, overlooking the sea, is the monumental Baroque Revival building. Not only is there an aquarium, but many sea-related objects are on view.
This gigantic conference center is seafront on Larvotto. Check their official website for events ranging from exhibitions to ballet.
“Glamour and prestige” meet at the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most important Formula One motor raceways in the world.
You can thank Princess Caroline for this paradise proposed to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy. You might recognize this Monaco casino from a few Bond movies.
This is the first rule of Monaco nightlife. It’s actually the law to have a personal ID on you at all times, and you’ll likely be asked to flash it before entering a Monaco club.
How big is it? The entire country is less than three miles wide. Plan to stroll and enjoy the scenery, but take comfortable walking shoes!
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- If you want to experience Monaco and its lively bustle, plan to visit in the summer, but note that beaches will be packed and prices will be higher. If you'd prefer to relax and save some money, try to go in April or October, when the weather is still nice.
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What people are saying about Monaco
Thought this was a fun experience, it would be useful if Get Your Guide could clearly tell people they need to use their QR code to get tickets in advance of boarding. We only found out as a lady in the queue told us! Otherwise we probably would have missed the boat. There is NO information telling you this, and it was a lengthy wait at the ticket office to get the paper tickets. I don’t know why they don’t accept the QR code in this day and age - it’s archaic the way they run the ticketing system.
Xsavier? Was excellent and very thoughtful my wife has a breathing problem which he picked up on, because She 70 the poor old bones don’t work like they should anymore he immediately changed the seating arrangements to suit hercapabilities. Very impressed at how thoughtful he is. The tour was very informative and beautiful with opportunities to take photos. The perfumery was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommended tour.
We booked the 10 hour French Riviera trip with an English speaking guide and pick up from our hotel. Olivier showed up on time, and during the trip, which had several stops and appointments, he was strictly on schedule. Still, we had plenty of time to see everything. He was very knowledgeable, obviously local, patient and with great sense of humor. Excellent service! Thank you, Olivier , thank you #getyourguide !
After a quick ‘how to’ intro to the 3-wheeler, we set off with some trepidation - myself driving and my teenage son navigating. It turned out to be pretty straight forward and we had a great time, such a fun experience with so many spectacular views of Nice and the coast. Super helpful organiser
Andreu is a wonderful guide. Super interesting and funny, considerate and very informative. He looked after us all so well -all we were left to do is soak up the wonderful sights and ambience of the Côte de Azure. Thank you for a day to treasure forever!