Monaco is a beautiful city located along France’s Mediterranean coastline. The most popular district in Monaco is Monte Carlo so that’s where I spent my day/night stopover in Monaco.
You might think that because Monaco is so small you’d be able to walk everywhere, and you probably can, if your legs are made of steel. There are stairs everywhere in Monaco, not to mention a lot to see and do. Go by taxi when you can. We had the luxury of a tour bus to take us from attraction to attraction which helped save much needed time.
Monte Carlo Harbour is home to some of the world’s wealthiest and elaborate yachts, but more than that, the harbour offers beautiful seaside walks and views over the entire city.
Make your way to the Prince’s Palace for a delicious meal at the surrounding restaurants and views that will simply take your breath away. Visiting the castle’s courtyard is possible by day or night but visiting the state rooms within is only possible during Summer. We were lucky enough to be there as the sun set across Monaco before we enjoyed dinner nearby.
Head to the castle at night to watch the twinkling lights of the harbour and beautiful fireworks display during events and special occasions.
The Casino Square and Monte Carlo Casinoare beautiful by day or night. My favourite thing about the Casino was the really amazing, self-cleaning public toilets! They clean themselves after every flush.
The Monaco F1 Grand Prixis one of the most prestigious races in the world but during the off season you can actually drive the track yourself! Just watch out for traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and other vehicles on the road.
There are plenty of things to do and see in Monaco. I experienced just a snapshot of the city and loved every moment of it. Until I return…
What’s your favourite city to travel to? Let me know in the comments below!
NB I travelled to Monaco in winter when there is less tourist traffic in the city. You may have to line up for attractions during busier seasons.
Wish you were here,