Monte Carlo Casino is the most beautiful and most popular casino in Monte Carlo. Entrance fee is charged for entering the casino proper. Nevertheless no entrance fee is charged for entering the slot machines room near the entrance to the casino. The casino is beautifully lit-up at night especially in front of its premises with the adjoining hotel and the restaurants.
Classic table games are available in the main casino such as the American, European and English Roulettes, Three Card and Stud Pokers, Trente et Quarante, Black Jack, Big Wheel, Punto Banco, Craps and Chermin de Far. Make it a point to visit the Monte Carlo Casino at night even if you are not a gambler - plenty of beautiful night scenes for your favourite souvenir snapshots!
Dress Code: Correct attire mandatory in the main casino and all the game rooms. In the Salons Privés, jacket recommended. No sports shoes.
Whether you've seen the James Bond movie set in the Grand Casino or not, a trip to this Monte Carlo landmark is a must!
However, if you do plan on visiting the Grand Casino, you'll need your passport to enter. Monegasques are not allowed to gamble in their own casinos, and passports are checked to enforce this law. The Casino was designed by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House. Even if you're not a gambler, you should go in to see the beautiful frescoes and bas reliefs. Many can be seen from the lobby of the casino without having to pay the entrance fee. There is a fee ranging from 50 to 100F, depending on which room you enter. The gaming rooms are spectacular, with stained glass, paintings, and sculptures everywhere. Makes the slot machines look a little out of place! There are two other more Americanized casinos in Monte Carlo. Neither of these has an admission fee, and the dress code is more casual.
Dress Code: Very strict dress codes apply: Men need to wear coat and tie, and tennis shoes are off limits.
Besides concerts, this place has restaurants as well. I'm not sure, but I guess there is also a casino. It's definitely an adult spot and a good place for people watching, since many people dress up to come here. The Japanese restaurant "Fuji" (check my restaurant tips) here only opens for dinner during the summer.
Dress Code: No jeans and no sneakers, except you're very famous (i.e.: people easily recognize you wherever you are).
Even if you have never gambled any where else, this is the place to do it!! I'm not talking about parting with thousands of dollars, just visit the coin slots so you can say you've been gambling in Monte Carlo!! My friend and I played 10 Euro's in the 20 cent slot machine and ended up winning 120 Euro's, so we can now tell people that we gambled and WON in Monte Carlo!!! It really is worth a visit.
Dress Code: From what I could tell there definitely is a dress code in all of the Monte Carlo casino's so I would wear something nice just to be on the safe side!
After visiting Botanical Gardens you could go to the famous casino of Monaco. It is near the Royal Palace. There are also lots of bars and discos here.
On the picture: my mom at the entrance of the botanical garden.
At Monte-Carlo, celebration is an art that is practiced in enchanted corners and major meeting places, for boredom has no place under the stars of the principality. Entirely dedicated to the night, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club, on a peninsula won from the sea, combines a music hall, gaming rooms, restaurants and, last but not least, the favorite night clubs of the jet set.
During the summer, the regulars of the Parady'z dance on the banks of an enchanting lagoon. As for Jimmy'z, it is the most prestigious and dazzling of all the night clubs on the French Riviera.
Nightlife is not a problem. Three casinos - including the famous Monte Carlo Casino - beckon. Discos abound, restaurants - while surprisingly mediocre - are plentiful. You won't be bored.
Dress Code: Surprisingly, attire is casual in most places, with the exception of the more expensive places such as the Hotel de' Paris restaurant and the back rooms of the Monte Carlo Casino. In most of the casino, casual attire is acceptable, though you will feel a bit underdressed. If that is a problem, two other smaller casinos down the road are available.
Before, during of right after the fashion collection feature, Models and top models go there for display.
Do not surprise if you have a conversation with these special and 'woow' people
Dress Code: For girls
This season is brand new, 2001 is a modern collection about now. There is no reference to vintage, there is no retro.
The '90s were all about long and linear; this season I wanted to go against that and work with shape. The most important accessory is the bra. The breasts are covered but there is much more of a line. It is very curvy, very stretchy. It is perhaps a little Marilyn Monroe, but today's woman is not as vulnerable, she is strong and fierce. The shoulder is longer and stronger, more angular. The waist is very fitted.
Skirts slightly poof out at the bottom, there is volume around the knees with movement and shape. There are lots of strapless dresses, but with an understructure and very fitted. Pants are pleated at the top, with a peg leg and worn with high heels. Shoes are high and closer to the foot, still very sexy, with a closed toe. The most important color for shoes is white. The other shoe style is a leather basketball sneaker which is worn with swim wear.
This season, the silhouette is different. Last season it was closer to the body; in 2001 the shoulder is strong, the jacket shape is bigger. The trousers are worn loose at the waist, full, very long and straight. Shirts are slightly oriental.
This season there is an influence of judo and karate, complimented by a Chinese and Japanese feel. It is quite Zen. The rock star is still here but wearing different clothes. The Gucci man is more masculine. Makeup is used only to make the man more worldly. Robert Mapplethorpe's personal style identifies the look, for example a white cotton shirt buttoned to the neck and worn with no tie, or a beautiful short silk kimono worn over a shirt.
In swimwear, the trunks are stretch and tight to the knee, brief trunks are worn underneath. Some are transparent, some in Chinese prints in black, white, lavender, ivory, red, and green.
As I have mentioned, you MUST go to the Casino and dress nicely. There are many very wealthy people who come to Monaco's casino and it is a very safe place to be at night, so be sure to experience an evening stroll as well. While romance was not in the air on my trip to Monaco, this has the potential to be a VERY romantic place.
The world-famous Monte-Carlo Casino is a perennial attraction.
Every thing about Casino's started here in Monte-Carlo by the italians.
Nice place to hang about, specially in the evenings when there a great cocktail parties and dinners are held in the function room inside the Casino.
Dress Code: In the evenings always in smart dress code.
$$$$ if you have good luck.
Dress Code: If you plan on just playing the slots, you can go to the 'American' style casino which has no entrance fee and you don't have to get very dressed up. But if you want to pay a little more to get into the nice casino to play for the bigger bucks, you should dress accordingly.
'A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO' is the title of a well-known song often sung during gala evenings which end up with marvellous firworks.
Every evening thousands of lights go on and every terrace, balcony and window offers a different view over the Monte Carlo Amphitheatre.
No bands of drunken lager louts roaming the streets of Monte Carlo at night - the discreet but ever-present police make sure of that. You are more likely to encounter a couple of Lagerfeld lads as they stroll in their casual designer jackets on their way to some chic nightspot. Find a corner in Le Texan bar, eke out your euros by ordering beer by the pitcher, and watch Monaco's jeunesse dorée primp and prance before you.
Not as classy as the Main Casino, therefore maybe a better choice for you !?!
Less impressive, but less intimidating also. Very nice people to meet anyway, maybe a bit more American (duh!!!) style games and all.
Nightlife?? Hm... let's see. If there's any serious partying to be done, we did them all at Nice or Cannes. So, I really can't give you that accurate a picture of the happening spots in and around Monte Carlo. But...for those of you out there who cherish a secret ambition to be the King of Gamblers, you can try your hand at the gaming tables in the Monte Carlo Casino. ;-)
That's me (again) in the pic below, standing just outside the famed casino...
Dress Code: To gain entry into the casino, dress up please!