What to Do in Monaco on a Luxury Getaway

Monaco is a European city-state surrounded by France and attracts many luxury travelers each year. While the entire area is only slightly over 2 kilometers, Monaco offers a unique experience. Here are five things to do on a weekend getaway to Monaco.

Monte Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Casino

If you’re fond of the James Bond books, then you’ve probably heard of the Monte Carlo Casino. The fictional British spy is often associated with the place. The Monte Carlo Casino is, however, real and one of the first major casinos in the world. The casino has roulette, stud poker, baccarat, blackjack, craps and several other games. In addition to the casino, the entertainment complex includes the Monte Carlo Opera and the offices of the Monte Carlo Ballet.

Palais Princier

Palais Princier

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence to the Prince of Monaco. It dates back to 1215 when it was built as a Genoese fortress. While the Palace is a private residence, the State Apartments are open to the public a few times per year. Each room has a rich history and is an intimate look at Monaco’s past.

Musée Oceanographique

Musée Oceanographique

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is a museum of marine sciences. It was opened in 1910 and has exhibits on many types of sea fauna including jellyfish, sharks, lobsters, sea urchins, eels, etc. In addition to the museum, there is also an aquarium with more than 6,000 specimens. The aquarium is one of the oldest in the world.

Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Exotic Garden of Monaco is a botanical garden that opened in 1933. It boasts plants from all over the world including the United-States; Mexico; Central and South America; South Africa; Eastern Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. The gardens are located on a cliff and offer stunning views of Monaco and the water.

Admire Superyachts in Town

Admire Superyachts in Town

Every September, yacht enthusiasts travel to Monaco for The Monaco Yacht Show. It’s the prime time to see the superyachts that are on exhibit at Port Hercules. However, the yacht show isn’t the only time to get a glimpse of these luxurious vessels. However, the Yacht Show isn’t the only time to see super yachts. Many are floating in the waters of Monaco year round and are worth taking the time to admire.

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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