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A Week in Monaco

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The port, the coastline, the royalty, the ballet, and the natural beauty: Immerse yourself in the lavish elegance of this tiny city-state on the French Riviera.
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1, Restaurant, +, 93505130, Quai Louis II, 98000, Monaco
Bugattis and Bentleys filling the streets make it hard to believe you can visit Monaco on a budget, but this is the place where dreams really do come true. Start your morning by the Yacht Club, with breakfast at the Société Nautique de Monaco,...
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17 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
A reflective disc by Anish Kapoor crowns the historic Place du Casino. A señora by Valdés turns her back to the sea. Walking through the streets of Monaco is a treasure hunt for internationally acclaimed contemporary art, with hidden jewels...
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If you have a kitchen for your stay, head to the Condamine daily market to pick up the season’s best from local producers. Marcel Ravin, an extraordinary chef who carefully selects seasonal ingredients to create exceptional French cuisine with a...
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Marché de la Condamine, Place d'Armes, 98000 Monaco
Open daily, even on Sundays, the Condamine market is a combination covered and outdoor market where residents come to stock up their larders with regional specialties, local produce, and fish directly from the sea below. Grab a coffee at one of...
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68 Allées des Boulingrins, 98000 Monaco
Shopping is a hobby for some of the incredibly rich and maybe famous who sail into Monaco's harbor. The Pavillons Monte Carlo is an otherworldly shopping center where Madame can dress from head to toe starting with a tiara! More down to earth...
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62 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco
Designed in 1933, the Exotic Garden on Monaco paints a rich palette of succulents and cacti from across the globe, with a variety of flowering seasons to ensure bursting blossoms throughout the year. There are panoramic views that give unique...
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4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, 98000 Monaco
There was a temple dedicated to Saint Nicholas on the Rocher as early as 1247, but the current Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, aka the Cathédrale de Monaco, aka Saint Nicholas Cathedral, was built in 1875. Home to the the...
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Fontvieille, 98000 Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Precious four acres in Fontvieille have been transformed into a public park with a lake, monumental sculptures, and the Princess Grace Rose Garden, boasting 8,000 bushes of 300 different varieties of rose, including the Grimaldi Royal Family’s...
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Larvotto Beach, Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Larvotto is a small stretch of pebbles along the shore, and the country’s only beach. Gathered at Monaco’s extreme eastern border, it is the ideal spot to appreciate the Mediterranean. Paddle boards and kayaks are available for rent, while SkiVol...
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06320 Cap-d'Ail, France
It is so easy to stroll into France, many visitor cross the border without ever realizing they’ve been abroad. Instead of a coastal hike, the French Riviera offers a paved path that takes travelers from the Principality to Mala Beach on the Cap d’...
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40 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
In an area about the size of Central Park, Monaco boasts 4 Michelin star restaurants. Chef Paolo Sari’s Elsa in the swanky 1930's designed Monte Carlo Beach Hotel is the world's first 100% organic Michelin star restaurant. Rock star chef Alain...
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5 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
With all the opulence, it is refreshing to find a little zen refuge, set like a precious stone between skyscrapers and the sea. The Japanese garden was created by landscape artist Yasuo Beppu as a stylized replica of nature. A large path wraps...
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9 Rue Princesse Marie de Lorraine, 98000 Monaco
In the 1970‘s Princess Grace, an American with Irish roots, acquired diplomat Count Gerald Edward O’Kelly de Gallach’s coveted book collection, then enriched it with tomes dedicated by past Irish President Eamon De Valera and other cherished...
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1, Restaurant, +, 93505130, Quai Louis II, 98000, Monaco
The Club Bouliste Monégasque hides in plain sight. Occupying a quiet corner on the “Rocher”, near the Oceanographic museum, locals flock to this private bocci ball club for a quiet lunch away from the swarms of tourists. While technically for...
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Avenue Saint-Martin, 98000 Monaco
In 1881 professor Milne Edwards led a historic expedition to the depths of the Gascogne Sea. Reports of his adventures inspired Prince Albert I to build a centre dedicated to marine biology. His Musée Océanographique de Monaco opened in 1910 and...
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98015 Monaco-Ville, Monaco
At five minutes before noon every day, the uniformed Carabiniers du Prince perform a ceremonial changing of the guard in front of Monaco's palace. Though the royal family still lives in the palace, much of the year there...
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Caroline, Princess of Hanover, established Les Ballets de Monte Carlo in 1985, respecting the wishes of her mother, Princess Grace of Monaco. When not out touring the globe, the classical ballet company performs a repertoire of Diaghilev’s Ballets...
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Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco
The sight of tuxedo-clad James Bond ordering his martini in the Casino de Monte Carlo makes a girl's heart race, her imagination run wild. Have your martini at the Hôtel de Paris' American Bar before crossing legendary Place du Casino for your...
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Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco
With the Monte Carlo casino and cosmopolitan shopping within walking distance, and the beautiful French countryside a short drive, Monte Carlo has the best of both worlds. A visit to a French perfume factory and a small village with tiny authentic...