Top 5 things to do in Monaco

Monaco is the notorious playspot of the rich and famous. But it is also a bit of a mysterious place. Wondering what there is to do in Moncao? Rest assured, there’s plenty to do even if you are not lucky enough to own a yacht.

Monte Carlo Casino

Monaco’s casino is world famous. The gambling rooms are only open to non-residents of Monaco and a strict smart dress code applies. One sniff of a pair of scruffy jeans and you won’t cross the threshold. I (or rather, my partner) speak from experience!

Monaco Prince’s Palace

Set on the hilltop above most of Monaco the Prince’s palace is a working palace, but the state rooms are open to the public in the summer. At night-time the palace is illuminated. It is a nice (albeit steep) walk up to the palace with a great view over Monaco from the top.

Oceanograpic Museum

Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum is an imposing building rising from the rock of the Cliffside looking out into the Mediterranean. It contains all sorts of marine-related artefacts as well as the preserved remains of many marine creatures. Beneath the museum is an aquarium containing a remarkable array of fish, including some Nemos who I’d say are a long way from home.

Yacht walk

Monaco is a magnet for the rich and famous and as such, there are usually a lot of flash yachts to admire in the marina. Take a walk and decide which one you’ll buy when you win the lottery (‘when’ not ‘if’ – think positive!)

Evening drink overlooking the marina

There are plenty of bars and cafes around Monaco in which to enjoy a drink and several overlook the marina which seems especially peaceful at night-time.


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