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24 Hours In Monaco Featured

The world's most exclusive haven, Monaco transports visitors into a regal land where the outside world is immediately forgotten. Known for its upscale casinos, luxury hotels, and yacht-lined harbour, Monaco is a destination you won't want to miss. Find out how you can find the best turquoise beaches, fine dining and breathtaking views with our 24 hour guide. 

by Victoria Castelluccio 24 April 2017

 

 

Horizon Deck has the most spectacular view in all of Monaco as its located on the 7th floor and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Coming here for breakfast is a must do. From here you'll spot the Legendary Opera House, Prince’s Palace, and Monte Carlo Casino all with the backdrop of the lovely French Riviera. With excellent service and a wonderful seasonal menu, we would recommend making a reservation if you want to dine in this magical spot.

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There is an abundance of things to do in Monaco-Ville. From the Prince’s Palace, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Saint-Martin Gardens, and the Palace Guards, you will be able to jump from sight to sight with ease. The garden features Aleppo Pine trees and yellow agaves in its terraces and medieval fortifications. The changing of the palace guards ceremony is a tradition that is over 100 years old. with a black uniform in the winter and white in the summer. These iconic monuments and sights make for a perfect setting for a photo op and make unforgettable memories.

Princes Palace of MonacoPrinces Palace of Monaco

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It wouldn't be a trip to Monaco without a pilgrimage to the grand prix circuit. This race began in 1929 and is considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the  world. Stop at the Monaco Grand Prix and actually drive on the course like a pro. This course races along the beautiful blue shores and through the most posh part of the city.

Monaco Grand PrixMonaco Grand Prix

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After a morning of sightseeing a visit to Joel Robuchon is in order for a spot of lunch. With a traditional French and Mediterranean cuisine make sure to try the fabulous branzino. For those a little on the hungry side, one of their premium steaks will hit the spot nicely. With another splendid view, we could think of worse places to pass the afternoon.

Metropole-Monaco-Restaurant-Joel-RobuchonRestaurant Joel Robuchon

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For something extraordinary go to the Japanese Gardens. Here you will be blown away by the gorgeous flowers and green grasses. This garden has fields of hundreds of exotic flowers and plants like you have never seen before. After this, take a break from the Monaco outdoors and go check out the Le Metropole Shopping Center where you will feel the need to splurge on these designer brands and elegant couture.

Japanese Gardens MonacoJapanese Gardens Monaco

Spend your late afternoon lounging on the beach after a long day of sightseeing and shopping. Go to Larvotto Beach where you can get a little bit of R&R time. Get some sun rays while laying with your feet in the sand and drinking some prosecco. Take an umbrella and chair while you are served and pampered on this luxurious beach.

Larvotto Beach MonacoLarvotto Beach Monaco

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Monte Carlo Casino

Lastly, end your fabulous day at the Casino of Monte Carlo where you can eat dinner and then participate in some drinks and fun activities to end your night. First, eat dinner at Salon Rose which is the beautiful and relaxing restaurant inside of the Casino. Choose from a Mediterranean menu and try the tartars, marinated salmon, or the seabass fillet. Then a visit to watch a ballet, have a spin on the roulette, or go to an opera. A perfect end to your perfect day in royal Monaco.

 

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