Tips & Tricks
Casino of Monte Carlo (Place du Casino, Monaco) – this eye-catching casino, where the rich & famous have gambled for decades, was built in 1893 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House. Its marble paved “atrium”, surrounded with 28 Ionic columns made of onyx, gives access to the Opera Hall (no visits) […]
Monaco’s history goes back to the Middle Ages, when the Grimaldi family acquired its port and nearby territory from the Aragon ruling family (Spain) in the early 1400s. From that time until the French Revolution, the territory that became the Principality of Monaco was under the protection of the Spanish, Italians and Sardinians. In 1793, […]
Bar Américain (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Place du Casino, Monaco) — Cigar smoke, worn leather, rare woods, dim lighting… the Bar Américain boasts a wealth of magical memories and age-old spirits.
Bus — the Monaco Bus Company (C.A.M) allows visitors & resident to travel around the Principality between 7am and 9.30pm. The network covers all of the main tourist attractions, museums, the exotic garden, business centers, Casino, Stade Louis-II, and more. Monaco is served by six bus routes, seven days a week : Line 1: Monaco […]
Amber Lounge (Sea Club, Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel, 22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco) – this is a three-day event (Friday to Sunday) that’s held only during the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix auto race (late May). On Friday afternoon, a celebrity auction is held for an international charity – attended by the Grand […]
Carre D’Or (Monte Carlo Casino area, Monaco) — The Carre d’ or (golden square) is a hotspot for deeper-pocketed individuals who pursue luxury fashion & style. This shopping district (similar to New York’s Madison Avenue) boasts retailers from some of the biggest names in the fashion industry in the world, including: Hermès, Celine, Saint Laurent […]