GUIDE TO MONACO
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Expert guide to Monaco
Visit the Royal Palace
When you are in Monaco make sure that you visit the royal palace.
Enjoy one of the Beach Bar
Sipping an amazing drink while sitting near the beach is one experience that you cannot afford to miss.
Gamble at the Casino
Try your hand at gambling. There are possibilities that you might win a huge amount.
One of the oldest and till date best nightclubs to visit in all of Monaco, Jimmy’z has seen many numerous celebrities, and famous personalities get down at the dance floor. The luxurious and posh nightclub is intended for the elite as it priced high and hosted premium crowds. The club has been in action for more than 40 years, making it a vintage and prime spot. The club is architecturally distinct considering it is located part inside and part outside, surrounded by an impeccable Japanese garden. Jimmy’z is open from midnight to sunrise.
The Living Room
The Living Room is quite an exotic club offering great electronic music nights, hosted by a live DJ. For patrons to get in the club, you need to look your best. The club is characterized by flashing lights, delicious appetizers and even has an open terrace floor. The club is open from midnight and closes at dawn.
Brasserie de Monaco
The beautiful bar by day and crazy nightclub by dusk, the Brasserie de Monaco is distinct from its fellow nightclubs in the principality. Brasserie de Monaco literally translates to a brewery, which is true, considering the bar/nightclub brews its own exquisite organic beer, favored by many people. The bar by day offers excellent views of the seaside and by sunset plays extravagant DJ music till 2 in the morning. Moreover, it provides delicious and fresh food as well.
Le TWIGA is a different nightclub in Monaco, considering it is the only nightclub which is accessible by boat and harbors its own private jetty. The luxurious bar lounge serves delectable Japanese-Italian cuisine while soaking in the view of the Mediterranean from its seaside terrace. After midnight, the posh lounge turns into mad club dueling raves and parties hosted by famous music artists. The club is renowned for hosting notoriously fun beach parties during the weekend as well. The extravagant club is open from 5 pm to 5 am.
Monte Carlo Bar
Commonly known as the MCB, the Monte Carlo Bar is not among the posh and luxurious lounges or nightclubs since it offers delicious food and drinks to socialize rather than fuelling midnight parties surround by luxurious lifestyle and personnel. The bar/restaurant has barely been refurbished since its opening in 1973 and is more of a place to grab a drink or bite to eat in the middle of the night. It is favored by the locals and middle-class people due to the affordable prices and pure atmosphere. The bar/ restaurant is open from 8 am to 4 am.
The club/ bar/ restaurant offers some of the best finger food and drinks at affordable prices while providing great views of the port. The La Rascasse is characterized by live music playing during the evening, and post-midnight conducts wild parties. The club is open from evening to dawn.
Usually, to make quite an impression in the tiny nation, tend to visit the nation by sailing through a yacht. If you do not have access to a yacht, the next best option is flights.
The closest airport to Monaco is located at Nice-Cote d’Azur which is over 20 miles situated along the coast. The airport sees flights all year around from British and EasyJet airlines, all the way from London, Dublin, Manchester, Liverpool and more.
If you transport via helicopter or yacht to Monaco, the next option is to transfer mode of transportation after appearing in the Nice-Cote d’Azur airport. From the airport, you can transport to Monaco via various reasonable and affordable options such as taxis, train, bus and motorcycle taxi. Bear in mind each particular mode varies in fare and duration considering factors such as luggage and traffic.
Another option on how you can visit Monaco is by availing the services of a cruise liner. These are practical options considering such cruises will port at the Old Port Hercules of Monaco, from where you can then catch a taxi get around.
Since the nation of Monaco is barely over 2 miles long and over a mile in width, Monaco is easy to get around by walking. Termed as one of the smallest nations in the world, you can explore the whole land and seaside by merely walking.
· Public transport
The public transport system in Monaco, mainly the buses are quite affordable and cheap to avail. Those who wish to save funds or cannot afford traveling in exotic vehicles can easily avail public transport services.
· Street lifts
In Monaco there are certain street lifts accompanied by escalators which can directly take you from one spot to another instantaneously, saving a lot of time. For example, behind the Quais des Pecheurs car park at the Old Port lies a lift which can transport you in front of the Oceanographic Museum.
Although the miniature train of Azure tourist express looks funny, it will get you in and out of Monaco’s top attractions under an hour for a very affordable price, making it an attractive and fun way to explore the nation. It is a particular favorite among children.
· Car hire
Hiring the services of car rental or bring an exotic car from elsewhere should be driven with extreme care since Monaco has very rigid and strict traffic rules watched over by 24*7 CCTV cameras. If you do not abide by such traffic regulations, you can get your vehicle impounded and cause a big hassle.
· Tourist bus
When traveling with family, getting around Monaco in an open roof tourist bus is desirable as it enables you to see all the top attractions the nation has to offer, all under an hour for affordable prices. Moreover, it allows you to get picture perfect shots of the city from the top of the bus.
Experts from respective fields design the fantastic and breathtaking hotel, Hotel Metropole, ranging from renowned talents such as Chef Joel Robuchon to famous designers Didier Gomez and Karl Lagerfeld. Often, patrons offer feedback claiming the only problem with the hotel is once you stay there, you lack the desire to leave.
Monte Carlo Beach
The famous Monte Carlo Beach has been one of the reigning five-star hotels to visit since the 1920s. The hotel is actually located on the French border and is accessible via their private jetty. Patrons are benefitted to soak in the beautiful view of the beach, swim in their Olympic size pool or enjoy a scrumptious meal from their Michelin star hotel.
Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
A recent addition to the four-star line of Monaco’s hotels, the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort is a favorable destination among friends and families due to terraces offering mesmerizing views of the Mediterranean Sea and sand filled lagoons.
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
The Le Meridien is characterized for offering the best in class luxurious services within the principality accompanied by the significant factor of owning a private beach. The hotel is a favorite among parasailers who tend to unwind at its famous summer lounge.
Fairmont Monte Carlo
The Fairmont is undoubtedly one of the best luxurious hotels within the principality. It is distinguished due to its luxurious features such as a rooftop pool offering high views of the beach, designer restaurants, relaxing spa facilities and even has a Formula One circuit.
The exorbitant and luxurious filled hotel is often favored by many famous personalities and personnel as a getaway to unwind and away from the hassle of paparazzi. You can tell this hotel is a posh hotel with its long line of extravagant supercars lined up in front of it.
Hotel de Paris
The Hotel de Paris has appeared in many famous Hollywood movies such as James Bond. The palace-like built hotel is decorated with eye-catching architecture and interiors, three Michelin star hotels and harbors the world’s most extensive wine cellar.
Columbus Monte Carlo
The Columbus Monte Carlo is one of the best middle range hotels the principality has to offer. It offers excellent services for its price and is true to its value. The hotel was co-founded by competitive racing driver, David Coulthard, which is probably why plenty of renowned sportsmen tend to stay at the hotel.
The Port Palace is famous for providing an excellent view of Monaco’s Port Hercules, from each room of the structure. The contemporary themed hotel is renowned among sailors due to the undisturbed and extensive amount of privacy offered.