Monte-Carlo Travel Guide

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Monte-Carlo Things to Do

  • Casino

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    The most Grand of the four Casinos of Monte Carlo is the Casino De Monte Carlo, located along the Eastern side of Place Du Casino and this Casino shares the Opera De Monte Carlo and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo,in the Same Building. The Casino is bounded by Place Du Casino, Avenue De Monte Carlo, Ailee Francois Blanc and Tunnel Larvoto on the Other...

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  • Grand Prix de Monaco

    In April 29th, 1929 the very first Grand Prix de Monaco took place and the winner was William Grover (1903-1945) with his Bugatti B35 and that is why you will see a monument for him in the centre of a roundabout opposite of the Church of Saint Dévote. The monument was made by the artist Francois Chevallier and opened there in 2001 by Prince Rainier...

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  • Change of Guard

    There's isn't an overwhelming amount of things to do in Monaco, after all it's barely bigger than my backyard. So every tourist in Monaco I think comes to see the Changing of the Guard, a 10-15 minute ceremony featuring a lot of stomping and clanking of guns that one wonders if they even work since no one has ever probably had to use one to defend...

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Monte-Carlo Hotels

  • Hotel Hermitage

    Square Beaumarchais Bp No 277, Monte-Carlo, 98000, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel De Paris

    Out Of this World Where the glitz meets the glamour. Don't come here on a budget. Incredible...

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  • Fairmont Monte Carlo

    It was a Loews when I was there. Great location (overlooking water and next to casino). It is given...

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Monte-Carlo Restaurants

  • Restaurant In Old Town at Night

    The pasta was actually very tasty good! But dont expect good service from the waiter, I had to wait for quite a while for my bottle of water! Spaghetti Vongole

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  • Good Pizza take away

    If you think regular restaurants in Monte-Carlo are to expensive Pizza System has quite good take away pizza slices. Pizza slice with champignons des bois et artichauts was € 3,50

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  • grill, bbq, cigars and karaoke after...

    The food is really nice like nowhere, like homemade, atmosphere is the same! casual chick untill midnight, after people gather in lounge zone and sing karaoke and smoke shishas! Fantastic! They have this big wood table in the middle of a restaurant with red curtains, so with big company or for the family or romantic dinner it can be nice, realli...

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Monte-Carlo Nightlife

  • A private beach party

    At the private beach of Hotel "Le Méridien", a cocktail party before having diner in the exclusive restaurant "Maya Bay"I was focused on a ship called "SS Delphine". This steamer is registrated as a passenger ship and was builded in 1921, restored early 2000/2004.Up to 250 guests can be welcomed on board (not cruising) for events such as the...

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  • Fountains At Night

    We found it interesting to take awalk around at night and see allthe great fountains Monte Carlohas to offer ....These pictures were taken near the Sun and Monte Carlo Casinos.

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  • Casino At Night

    The Monte Carlo Casino, designed by Charles Garnier, the legendary architect who also built the majestic Paris Opera, was dedicated from the outset to the art of gaming. With its great frescoes in the style of Boucher, its bas-reliefs, sculptures and caryatids, and an astonishing gold and marble atrium, the architecture exerts an unforgettable...

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Monte-Carlo Transportation

  • by cruise to Monte Carlo

    Cruiseships that are coming to Monaco will be able to dock only when they are quite small and there is also only space like that for a single cruiseship and all of the others have to anchor offshore and take their passengers ashore by tender-service.While I was in Monaco there was one ship docked and 2 cruise-ships were anchored in some distance to...

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  • Bateau - bus, the electric ferry to...

    The motto of this ferry-bus is : "Rapide - facile - ecologique" because there is an electric ferry as a part of the bussystem from the port of Monte Carlo to Monaco-Ville at the other side of the port. Buy your tickets onboard, each person has to pay just 2 Euros one way for a distance that would take about 25 minutes to walk.For more information...

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  • walking in Monte Carlo

    Walking in the whole Principality of Monaco is quite tricky and sometimes impossible. Everything seems to be made just for the car-trafic and at many places you will not find any sidewalk and will have to walk wide de-tours to get to some of the places.That situation is a bit better in Monte Carlo, where you will also find some nice parks around...

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Monte-Carlo Shopping

  • Montecarlo Pavilions

    you can find all kinds of luxury shops in Monaco as it is the playground of the Rich and Famous. however, there is a one of a kind strip mall along Montecarlo facing the Casino Row and made of Aluminum material and are like beach pebbles with a pathway in between the Shops, which are called Montecarlo Pavilions (Pavillons des Merveilles and the...

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  • Monte Carlo Shopping

    although there are many retail shops in Monaco, the most exclusive and the most luxe international brands are mostly located along the Monte Carlo Area of Monaco as this it where most of the famous Jet Set converge and also gamble. Hence there are many luxe shops located in and around this area of Monaco of which some retail shops have their own...

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  • Monte Carlo Luxe Shops

    although there are many retail shops in Monaco, the most exclusive and the most luxe international brands are mostly located along the Monte Carlo Area of Monaco as this it where most of the famous Jet Set converge and also gamble. Hence there are many luxe shops located in and around this area of Monaco of which some retail shops have their own...

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Monte-Carlo Local Customs

  • Luxurious Cars

    what you would see along Place Du Casino Complex in Monte Carlo is literally a feast for the Car Loving Enthusiasts as you are treated to a luxe Car Show! you will see rows and rows of Various Expensive Cars, Sedans, Coupes, Mini Coupes, SUV's, Mid SUV's, Hummer and a lot more automobiles parked along Casino Row and often with their driver and...

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  • Luxe Cars Parked Along Casino Row

    what you would see along Place Du Casino Complex in Monte Carlo is literally a feast for the Car Loving Enthusiasts as you are treated to a luxe Car Show!you will see rows and rows of Various Expensive Cars, Sedans, Coupes, Mini Coupes, SUV's, Mid SUV's, Hummer and a lot more automobiles parked along Casino Row and often with their driver and...

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  • The Royal family

    With the exception of the British monarchy, I'm guessing that the Grimaldi family is the best known royal family of Europe. From the beautiful Princess Grace Kelly who left Hollywood to marry her Prince and died in a tragic car accident, to the wild child Princess Stephanie to Prince Rainier's heir Prince Albert. As we were walking around Monaco,...

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Monte-Carlo Warnings and Dangers

  • You have been warned.

    Driving into Monte Carlo and finding space in a carpark (in itself no mean feat), almost the first thing I saw was the sign shown in the photo. It appears the Monegasques do not want half naked people walking about the place. Actually, I agree with that. If you want to sunbathe go to the pool or the beach. It appears you can be prosecuted for even...

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  • Take plenty of cash.

    Be aware that Monte Carlo, as I said in my introductory page, is a byword for opulence. It is not, frankly, a place for penniless backpackers living on $20 per day. As an example, in a cafe, albeit a particularly nice one in the square opposite the Castle, a beer, a Coke and a small bottle of water cost me €17, which equates to almost $22 US.

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  • Very expensive soft drinks/sodas

    We stayed in the Fairmont hotel, and the only non-alcaholic drinks avialable were from the mini bar, room service or the bar.casino. Prices were about 5 Euro 50cents for 1 Coke! There are no Soda machines nearby, and there are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, either. As such, if you don't want to be wasting a fortune (and don't want to...

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Monte-Carlo Tourist Traps

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    Paris Hilton in Monaco

    by Luchonda Updated May 19, 2007

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    Paris Hilton in Monte Carlo, exclusive picture from a Paperazzia like me
    Hilton in the Hotel "Le Méridien" At a business beach party - only a few days before her emprissonment in LA
    BTW How can she afford it

    Unique Suggestions: Be sure the man or woman is not a look alike

    Fun Alternatives: It was fun, many of my colleguas were surprised to meet this famous lady
    But if you want to meet the real ones, go to the Film Festival in Cannes (nearby)

    Paris Hilton in Monte Carlo
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Monte-Carlo What to Pack

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    Packing List

    by o00o Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: It is only 30 minutes by train in distance or 10 minutes by helicopter from Nice, I would suggest keep all your belonging into the hotel or coin locker if you plan to have a day trip.

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Monte-Carlo Off The Beaten Path

  • Around the Church of Saint Dévote

    I walked around the Church of Saint Dévote on a sunny day in October and behind of the church there starts a path uphill that I followed some time, but finally I gave up. It was interesting for me to see that some of the houses and / or paths and streets there high above the church were built overhanging the rocks just in order to gain some...

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  • The interior of the Church of Saint...

    This is the interior of the Church of Saint Dévote, nothing very spectacular to see there but maybe a great place to relax a bit on a hot day. The Chapelle Sainte Dévote is a Roman Catholic chapel dedicated to Saint Devota, the patron saint of Monaco and Corsica.Every year on January 26th since 1874 there are special festivities in Monaco and...

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  • The Church of Saint Dévote

    The Church of Sainte Dévote was the first sight of Monaco that I did see, when I came out of the tunnel from the train-station. You will find it at a place between the rocks and under several concrete-bridges of highways and a small square in front of it that is normally used as a carpark and as a storing-place for all sorts of stuff during the...

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Monte-Carlo Sports & Outdoors

  • Speed boat race

    Monte Carlo has a speed boat race periodically in early June. With Monaco being such a small country, it’s not like the boats are spinning round in small circles. No, it’s a distance race. These boat are coming from Cowes, Isle of Wight. Monte Carlo is simply the finish line, and you might get a chance to see the boats close up after the race.

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  • Formula 1

    The Formula 1 Grand Prix is *the* spectator sport event in the Principality. It is also one of the most exciting motor racing shows^ add up some of the fastest cars on Earth and the narrow winding streets and you’ll see why. Tickets are costly, though, but you can always watch from a rooftop or the Casino surroundings.

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  • Grand Prix

    It was just fantastic to walk the course of the Grand Prix , each time I see it on TV I remember walking the exact roads!!!! that was a great memory for me as I used to follow Grand Prix about 5 years ago

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Monte-Carlo General

  • Winning at Casinos

    if you happen to win at the four Casinos at Monte Carlo, the winnings are only subjected to tax if you are French citizens or French permanent residents, otherwise there is no tax on winnings. if you won at the gaming tables, then you can cash your casino chips at the payment counters of which you can either be issued cash in euros or in...

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  • Winning at Casinos

    if you happen to win at the four Casinos at Monte Carlo, the winnings are only subjected to tax if you are French citizens or French permanent residents, otherwise there is no tax on winnings.if you won at the gaming tables, then you can cash your casino chips at the payment counters of which you can either be issued cash in euros or in check.if...

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  • Monaco has the Euro

    Monaco is one of the countries of the Eurozone, BUT it might be quite hard to find any local Eurocoins in your change when you go shopping there ! Just like in the Vatican they rather sell their coins only to collectors and for a much higher price that the denomination of the coins is. The set of fresh coins in my picture was offered for 9,5 Euros...

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