Sightseeing

Nouveau Musée National - Villa Paloma

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) showcases the heritage of the Principality of Monaco and promotes contemporary works of art through temporary exhibitions at its two locations: Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber. This approach is rooted in a unique country whose history has always been characterised by a dialogue between artistic, scientific and cultural disciplines, and support for designers, thinkers and researchers. A little history According to the information which is currently available, it was an American, Edward N. Dickerson, who combined six plots of land belonging to different owners in 1913 to construct a villa and create a garden on Boulevard de l’Observatoire in the Révoires area of Monaco. It is believed that there was a...

Saint-Charles Church

Saint-Charles Church is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Charles Borromeo, the 15th-century Italian cardinal and archbishop. The church is situated on the Avenue Sainte-Charles in the Monte Carlo district of Monaco. The church hosts the only English language catholic service on the French Riviera, and offers Catechism classes in English for children and adults. In 1879, the Monegasque prince Charles III commissioned the construction of a new church to accommodate the growing population of Monte-Carlo. One of the builders was Italian-born Jean-Baptiste Pastor. The church's dedication to Charles Borromeo highlighted the Borromeo family's historic ties to the Grimaldi family, the ruling family of Monaco. Bishop Charles Theuret of ...

Fort Antoine

The Fort Antoine Theatre is a small amphitheatre on the Avenue de la Quarantaine in the Monaco-Ville ward of Monaco. The fort hosts open air plays in the summer months. The theatre was originally constructed as a fortress in the early 18th-century before its destruction in 1944 Prince Rainier III had the fortress rebuilt as a theatre in 1953. The parapet of the fort is provided by pittosporum hedges. The militaristic nature of its architecture has been retained with a bartizan and a pyramid of cannonballs at the centre of the theatre. Its military architecture, watchtower and the almost total solitude which can be found there, all combine to give it a particular charm. Its stage has been pleasantly arranged with a pyramid of cannon balls a...

Trip above Monaco (video)

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Café de Paris Monte-Carlo

A brasserie ambience in the heart of Monaco life for 150 years. Bustling surroundings, a chic and cosy terrace and a warm and elegant indoors: welcome to the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, a Monaco hotspot featuring a brasserie ambience and the finest quality products. An inside look at Monaco life… The Café de Paris on the Place du Casino is where it all happens, where Monaco life is in full swing. The legendary outdoor terrace and the light-filled panoramic Parisian terrace are perfect for breakfast and lunch in the sun, gourmet afternoon tea, and get-togethers and dinners after work and into the night. A brasserie ambience for Chef Sari… To celebrate 150 years in this legendary location, Paolo Sari, Executive Chef of the ...

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Built on the side of Monaco’s legendary Rocher, the Oceanographic Museum founded by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I has been watching over the oceans for more than a century. The Museum is renowned throughout the world for its expertise and has more than 6,000 specimens on display. From the flourishes on the façades to the décor in the halls, every aspect of the Museum’s architecture evokes the marine world. Since it was opened on 29 March 1910, this Temple of the Sea, 6,500 square metres of which are open to the public, has been an international benchmark for loving, protecting and raising awareness of the oceans. THE AQUARIUMS A journey through the tropics: the tropical zone reveals the hect...

Naval Museum

Monaco’s Naval Museum is the result of one man’s passion. From a very early age, Professor Claude Pallanca dreamed of sailing and meticulously built model ships. During his military service, he was assigned to the Jeanne d’Arc as a dental surgeon, where he established friendships with many sailors and naval officers, and his passion for boats and the sea grew. A little history Over the years, he gathered and built a remarkable collection, which, thanks to assistance from H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the Monegasque Government and the friendship of His Excellency Mr Bernard Fautrier and Mr Charles Ballerio, culminated in 1993 in the creation of the Naval Museum, a veritable encyclopaedia of all things maritime. An extraordinary col...

Larvotto Beach

Larvotto is the easternmost Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Larvotto was incorporated in Monte Carlo.Larvotto is northeast of Monte Carlo and La Rousse. It borders Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, to the northeast. The Grimaldi Forum, a conference and congress centre, is located on the seafront of Larvotto. Larvotto Beach is Monaco’s most popular – and only – beach, even though the beach is more pebbly than sandy; beachcombers may want to wear sturdy shoes while walking along the Mediterranean Sea. While some visitors recommend the beach for families because the sea is quieter, parents should know it is popular with topless sunbathers. Some sections of Monaco’s public beach are free to visitors, while others ...

Casino de Monte-Carlo

Officially named "Casino de Monte-Carlo", the Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The Casino de Monte-Carlo is owned and operated by the Société des bains de mer de Monaco, a public company in which the Monaco government and the ruling family have a majority interest. The company also owns the principal hotels, sports clubs, foodservice establishments, and nightclubs throughout Monaco. The idea of opening a gambling casino in Monaco belongs to Princess Caroline, a shrewd, business-minded spouse of Prince Florestan I. Revenues from the proposed venture were supposed to save the House of Gr...

Port Hercules

Port Hercules (French: Port Hercule) is the only deep-water port in Monaco. The port has been in use since ancient times. The modern port was completed in 1926, and underwent substantial improvements in the 1970s. It covers almost 40 acres (160,000 m2), enough to provide anchorage for up to 700 vessels. The port is located in the La Condamine district. Harbour pilots are required for all vessels longer than 30 metres. The depth of water in the harbour ranges from seven metres for standard berths and up to 40 metres for the outer piers and cruise ship docks. In 2010 the Finnish manufacturer of marinas and pontoons Marinetek was hired to deliver three new pontoons to Port Hercule. Monaco's old fixed piers were replaced by Marinetek's floati...

Les Jardins Saint-Martin

Overlooking the serene blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Les Jardins Saint-Martin lie near the Musée Océanographique and would be an ideal complement to visiting the museum. The gardens feature a statue that commemorates Prince Albert I who was renowned as a marine researcher. The Saint-Martin Gardens extend along the coast around Le Rocher peninsula with its steep cliff facing the sea. These dramatic gardens offer a rich display of exotic species and vibrant flowers that flourish under the Mediterranean sunshine. Small paths that weave around the rocky slopes and grassy ridges invite visitors to take a leisurely stroll. Stop to admire the little ponds, fountains, and beautiful viewpoints. There are benches placed in just the right spot...

Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

There are those exceptional luxury hotels which one day stop being an address and become a legend. The Hôtel de Paris is one of these magical places. Stay in an Exceptional Luxury Hotel Since 1864, The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has aspired to offer the very best of that time and it continues to symbolise that same excellence in the art of hospitality. The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is perfectly located on the legendary Place du Casino. With 107 rooms and suites (reduced capacity) of great luxury, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is today heir to the spirit of the grand hotels as well as a temple of gastronomy with the 3 Michelin-starred restaurant Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse. Its prestigious cellars are among the best stocked in the world,...