6 unmissable things to do in Monaco

24 May 2019 08:26

The tiny principality of Monaco is one of Europe's most stunning locations

The tiny principality of Monaco is one of Europe's most stunning locations

If you're heading to Monte-Carlo to soak up the high-octane thrills of the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix, don't forget to check out some of the principality's other great experiences.

Casino de Monte Carlo

Channel your inner James Bond with a visit to the stunning Casino de Monte Carlo, a glittering example of belle époque architecture frequented by European high society. Tours are available most mornings, or dress smartly and hit the tables yourself from 2pm onwards.

Jardin Exotique

Explore one of Europe's best collections of cacti and other exotic plants at this peaceful hillside escape. And there's more than just plants: views from the garden over Monaco are some of the best around and admission includes the Musée d'Anthrologie which displays prehistoric remains found in the principality.

Musée Océanographique de Monaco

This stunning museum and aquarium, teetering on clifftops above the Mediterranean, is one of Monaco's best tourist attractions. Founded by Prince Albert I, the museum showcases the history of oceanography while 90 tanks contain 450 local and tropical sea creatures. The nearby clifftop gardens of St Martin are also well-worth a relaxing visit.

Marché de la Condamine

This lively food market located near the Place d'Armes market is the perfect place to grab a quick bite if you don't fancy heading to one of Monte Carlo's classier establishments. Popular foods include seafood, pizza and local favourite socca, a chickpea pancake not to be missed.

Stade Louis II

Home to AS Monaco, one of French football's most high-profile teams, Louis II Stadium is a must-see for fans of the beautiful game. Stadium tours of the compact arena are available and if you're visiting during the football season, why not coincide your trip with an AS Monaco league game?

Plage du Larvotto

No trip to the Mediterranean is complete without a lazy hour or two spent sunbathing near its crystal-clear waters, so take a break from sightseeing and hit Larvotto Beach. As well as soaking up the sun, Larvotto is a great place to spend the afternoon people-watching.

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