About Monaco

Good things come in small packages, and Monaco stands true to this. Two hundred hectares of this small historic city has marked its place in the world map with a bonanza of tourist attractions, fun, and countless memories as a takeaway. Consistent formidable weather yearlong makes it a great tourist destination. 

Surrounded by France on three sides but still, uninfluenced the city maintains its personality along with rich heritage and culture. Tourism marks the most significant contribution to the city's economy. It's a haven for gamblers; they flock the Place du Casino for their fun game of gambling in Monte-Carlo. The Monaco Grand Prix is one place that should be in everyone's bucket list. Enjoy this beautiful place with famous casinos in the world, and visit the world's largest aquarium where you can touch baby sharks. Monaco gives the splendid flavors of the richness of churches, the beauty of Japanese gardens and foot tapping ambiance with the world's top DJs. 

The country's economy levies no taxes on its residents, thus maintaining a happy living culture around. So undoubtedly you have a warm welcome from the residents when you visit.

Public Transport System

Buses, boat bus, electric bikes, public lifts & moving walkways.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness and efficiency: high. Awarded certificate of excellence for its excellence in bus services

Mode & Cost of Transports

  • For buses, you can take onboard tickets. From one place to another for any distance, the price is 2 Euros.
  • One day pass would cost 5.50 Euros.
  • For children under five years, it's free.
  • Free carpool services are also available.
  • The prices for boat buses are the same as buses.
  • A Bateau bus is a bus on sea fare equivalent to a regular bus.
  • Electric bicycles can be rented, that will run for about 20 to 25 km.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 4.75
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.37
Rice/Kg USD 2.37
White Bread USD 2.37
Eggs (12) USD 3.56
Combo Meal USD 9.49
Fine Dining USD 106.79
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 4.75
Domestic Beer USD 7.12
Imported Beer USD 7.12
Bottle of Wine USD 14.24
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 8.31
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 4.75
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.37
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 2728.95

Do’s:

  • One must visit Monte Carlo Casino, even if you are not into gambling. The building itself is worth a glance. 
  • Walk around the streets to find fabulous shops, restaurants, and beautiful public spaces.
  • Walk around the harbor area, the boats and the yachts are a magnificent sight. 
  • Do plan a meal in Condamine market; it’s one of the best places in Monaco to dine.
  • Do stop at Prince’s Palace, the view from the hilltop opposite the palace is breathtaking.
  • Visit nearby hotels to relish the best of Mediterranean flavors.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t hire a car; usually, the roads are bustling.
  • Parking is not readily available on roads.
  • As soon as you come out of Larvotto beach, you should cover up your swimwear otherwise you will be fined.
  • Don’t go out without an ID card. In most tourist places ID card is a must for entry.
  • Don’t get Monaco confused with France. Monaco is an individual state and locals are particular about their identity.
  • Don’t invite a local to the casino; they are not permitted to gamble.
  • Don’t stick back to the tourist trips alone. Walk along the streets behind visiting places to get the real feel of Monaco.
  • Don’t hire a taxi while you are in the streets of Monaco; they won’t stop on the roads. Booking has to be done in advance.
  • Never walk barefoot in Monaco, it’s an offense there. Even when you come out of the beach, you need to wear your footwear immediately.

Night Life

Monaco's nightlife is fascinating and exclusive. But one needs to have excellent local knowledge of the area to make the most of your night out. The Sea Lounge, with its white couches looking over the Mediterranean, is the perfect place to start the evening, under the stars while drinking champagne and listening to the chilled beats. You can enjoy a cocktail on the terrace at the ice-cool Blue Gin, or head inside for billiards and listen to the DJ in this very chic venue. For an extraordinary experience, visit the Buddha Bar and Marvel that has an incredible oriental décor and giant Buddhas in the lavishly converted old theatre. 

American-themed Stars and Bars, which sprawls over three levels with a big outdoor terrace offers sensational views across the port, an international menu and an odd bit of celebrity spotting. A unique cafe called Rascasse transforms into a bar after 11 p.m. with live music. The place is happening with unlimited fun, and every second, one can keep their eyes open for more enjoyment.

Must See

  • Go for Monaco Grand Prix, it's fascinating to see the track and a thrill to drive.
  • Heli Air Monaco is the one and the only aviation service in Monaco. Enjoy the lovely views from the helicopter.
  • You can go hiking in Chemin de Nietzsche, it's a good challenging hike, with spectacular views.
  • Hop-on Hop-off Bus - The hop-on service is a great way to see the city and get the geography of the place.
  • You must plan a visit to Le Nouveau Musee National; it's a fabulous, opulent building housing a collection of dolls and sculptures.
  • Do spend some time in Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, a professional and relaxing spa with swimming pools, shops, and restaurants.

Experiences

  • Enjoy an exhilarating drive at the wheel of a Lamborghini Gallardo 560LP Spider along the French Riviera. 
  • Visit the Matisse Museum (Villa des Arenes) located on the hill of Cimiez in Nice. 
  • Have a fantastic romantic cruise along the coast while having a glass of champagne and watching the sunset on the Mediterranean. 
  • Enjoy an exhilarating drive at the wheel of a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider or California T-sport car along the French Riviera.
  • Rent a Vespa and go for drives along the beaches. Enjoy a drink in Le Bar Americain in a vintage style ambiance.

Activities

Shopping

Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo
Shopping Malls
17 Avenue des Spelugues, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
3.1 km
Le Marche de la Condamine
Flea Markets and Bazaars
La Condamine, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
3 km
Chocolaterie de Monaco
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Place de La Visitation, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
0.8 km
The Pavillons
Shopping Malls
Avenue des Beaux Arts, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
3.1 km
Fontvieille Shopping Centre
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Avenue Albert II, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
2.4 km
Les Grands Chais Monegasques
Flea Markets and Bazaars
11 Rue Baron de Sainte Suzanne, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
2.2 km
Pierre
Handicrafts and Souviners
41 Rue Grimaldi, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
2.4 km
Editions V. Gadoury
Antique Markets
57 Rue Grimaldi, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
lais du Maillot
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Plage du Larvotto, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
Bomo- book boutique of monaco
Flea Markets and Bazaars
3 Avenue Du Port, La Condamine 98000, Monaco
Distance From City Center
0.8km
Condamine Market
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Marché de la Condamine Place d'Armes 98000 Monaco
Distance From City Center
0.75 km
Ae Segraeti
Handicrafts and Souviners
17 Avenue des Spélugues 98000 Monaco
Distance From City Center
1 km
Le Dressing
Handicrafts and Souviners
1 Rue Princesse Florestine 98000 Monaco
Distance From City Center
0.7 km
Czarina Shop Monte-Carlo
Antique Markets
3 Av. Princesse Grace 98000 Monaco
Distance From City Center
1.9 km
  • Get yourself some chips from the famous casino as a memento of the country's larger-than-life culture.
  • Get yourself a bottle of the best olive oil as it is the symbol of the Mediterranean coast. 
  • Perfume your wardrobes with lavender bags! These colorful little bags will remind you of the pleasant scents of the south and the excellent weather of the French Riviera.
  • Get smartphone fans exclusively from Monaco.
  • Monaco is known for Grand Prix. Get T-shirts and posters from the event.
  • There are several great films about Monaco which might also work as great Monaco souvenirs, either to give away or to keep as a memory.
  • There are more books about Monaco than films, focusing on all different kinds of things, old and new in the city. 
  • Buy their stamps. They are unique and special because a small country has its own stamp.
  • The Bellet wine is the ideal present to offer to all the wine lovers. 

Official Language

French

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

0.38 (Millions)

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Weather

Clear Sky 8.38°C

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TimeZone

00:26 AM (GMT +01:00)

 

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Ambulance

18

 

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Police

17

 

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Type E
Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
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Airport Name / IATA Code

Airport of Monaco/Monte carlo - XMM

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October - The weather is perfect during this time of year making it the most visited time. The temperatures are moderate and precipitation is less.

Moderate time to visit

February, November, December- This season is perfect for sightseeing, especially in the afternoons.

Worst time to visit

January - The temperature can get as low as 3 degrees, making it the least preferred time for visiting.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 3.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 3.50

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 40.00

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