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Experience the Unknown Side to Monaco

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Catalysed by cultural icons from James Bond to Grace Kelly, Monaco’s timeless allure continues to
capture the hearts of countless travellers. Although renowned for its glitz and glam, Monaco is a
destination that caters to all budgets, allowing everyone to indulge in the enchantment of the
principality. Conveniently located within reach of London and other major European cities, Monaco is
an accessible, safe and friendly destination for travellers in pursuit of an escape from the city, for a
weekend of relaxation, adventure and cultural immersion. Enticing visitors with its temperate climate,
verdant landscapes, enchanting boutiques, bustling markets and historic landmarks – all within easy
reach on foot, Monaco boasts an abundance of offerings that won’t break the bank and warmly
welcomes all travellers for a truly unique and unforgettable stay.

What to Do

Oceanographic Museum: Perched dramatically on a cliff edge, the museum is an internationally
renowned symbol of conservation, education and admiration. For over a century, it has diligently
watched over the shores of the principality while inspiring visitors to safeguard marine ecosystems.
Spanning 6000 sq. ft. the museum showcases over 6000 meticulously marine specimens from the
Mediterranean and tropical waters. From families seeking an educational retreat to individuals in
search of a serene connection to the sea, it offers an immersive and enlightening experience for all.

Tickets start from approx. £16 per adult and approx. £10 per child.

The Casino Gardens: Soak up the unique atmosphere of the principality and stroll through the verdant
oasis of the Casino Gardens that surround the infamous Monte Carlo Casino. Designed by architect
Edouard Andre, these grounds beckon with cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, and
meticulously crafted landscapes. Each element serves as a testament to Andre’s vision, offering visitors
a sublime journey into an exotic realm of botanical wonder.

Free entry for all visitors.

Old Town, The Rock: Explore the principalities historic district, an impressive fortress overlooking the
city from atop Monaco’s infamous rock. The old town’s charm, with colourful Mediterranean-style is
spell bounding. Strategically meander around the town, to reside outside the Place du Palais, to
witness the Changing of the Palace Guard that takes place every day at exactly 11.55am, for a
spectacular glimpse into Monaco’s royal legacy.

Freely accessible to all visitors.

Where to Stay

Novotel Monte-Carlo: Residing in the heart of Monaco, the Novotel Monte-Carlo is a short walk from
the Place du Casino and the Grimaldi Forum. Rooms and suites encapsulate a chic, yet vibrant style
with balconies that offer sweeping views of the Rock of Monaco, inviting guests to relax from the
moment of their arrival.

Rates start from approx. £210 per room, per night.

Columbus Monte-Carlo: Offering views of some of Monaco’s most iconic places, such Port of Fontvieille,
the Princess Rose Garden and the Mediterranean Sea, the Columbus Monte-Carlo promises both
elegance and comfort. The hotel’s charm comes from its embodiment of riviera style living – where
guests are made to feel so at home, they forge a sense of belonging within the Principality.

Rates start from approx. £235 per room, per night.

Fairmont Monte-Carlo: Situated opposite the famous Fairmont Hairpin turn on the Formula 1 Grand
Prix the lively yet sophisticated hotel immerses guests within the Monaco’s sporting history from a
haven of comfort of contemporary design. Located on the French Riviera, overlooking the glistening
Mediterranean Sea and close to the legendary Monte Carlo Casino, the Fairmont Monte Carlo luxury
hotel is a perfect base for both relaxing and exploring.

Rates start from approx. £320 per room, per night.

Where to Eat

Smakelijk: With a menu designed to tantalise the senses, Monaco’s first Belgian-style brasserie
promises an unforgettable culinary voyage to Belgium. Designed to combine comfort with a fine dining
experience, the team at Smakelijk have created a cosy and jovial atmosphere in which to experience
iconic Belgian cuisine of the finest quality.

Giacomo: Nestled along the picturesque Larvotto beach, Giacomo is an enchanting seaside restaurant
and a crown jewel of the renowned Big Mamma group. It’s chic and vibrant terrace offers a panoramic
vista of the Mediterranean inviting diners to savour Italian cuisine curated in the unmistakable Big
Mamma fashion – fresh yet decadent and indulgent.

Marche de la Condamine: The Condamine Market, a vibrant hub open year-round invites visitors to
delve into Monegasque culture. Amidst a lively ambience, one can explore a treasure trove of local
delights: from savoury socca and babagiuans to aromatic pissaladiere and fougasse. Since its
inception in 1880, it has been an integral part of the principality’s iconic narrative, weaving together
tradition, community, and culinary excellence.

The second-smallest independent state in the world makes up for its size in history, culture,
entertainment and character. The Principality is committed to and is leading the way in planet
preservation with an ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 55% by 2030. Championing
sustainable travel, guests of the city-state can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime getaway that’s also kind to
the planet. With over 21% of the principality covered by verdant green spaces, and offering
environmentally friendly transport options such as electric bikes, buses, or leisurely strolls along the
short and safe picturesque routes within the intimate square mile boundary of the Principality, Monaco
astutely caters to the conscientious traveller.

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Published 08th April 2024

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