Things to do in Monte Carlo
In Southern France’s super-rich city of Monaco lies the principality of Monte Carlo, a place synonymous with indulgence, casinos and the high life. For most of us mere mortals, a few days in this beautiful location will be all that we could spend living amongst the high-flyers of this world but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a trip there and see for yourself just how special this place is. If you are planning on heading to the south of France this year and fancy passing a few days in Monte Carlo then here are some great things to do with your time whilst you are there.
Antique Car Museum
Monaco is well known for it’s inter city car racing, specifically on the Formula 1 calendar and Monte Carlo is home to some of the World’s finest cars. To celebrate this there is a fantastic antique car museum here which is the private collection of the Prince of Monaco that is open to the public. The museum houses over 100 cars from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ford, Ferrari, Jaguar amongst others and many of them are either rare or unique. For petrolheads or lovers of the finer things in life, this is a great place to visit.
A trip to Monte Carlo simply wouldn’t be complete without visiting it’s most famous casinos, the name Monte Carlo exists in some shape or form in all of the World’s top casino destinations and when you visit, it’s easy to see why this place has the reputation that it does. Within the grand casinos of Monte Carlo you can experience table games, slot machines, poker, roulette and everything in between. Who knows, you may even be able to cover the cost of your vacation before you leave if you try your luck with an online game.
There aren’t many cities in the World that can offer a public beach in the centre but that is exactly what Monaco and specifically Monte Carlo can offer you with Larvotto Beach. A perfect place to unwind in the sunshine and watch the people pass you as you hopefully count your winnings from the night before. This is a pebble beach that has a stunning backdrop and is filled with quaint beach bars, restaurants and cafes for you to relax in and take in the beautiful sea view.
Personally speaking, the idea of visiting a grand garden doesn’t really get my juices flowing but I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Monte Carlo’s Jardin Exotique. This huge space features rare and exciting plants from almost every country in the World, the designs are incredibly well thought out and the colours and smells that the gardens emit are beautiful. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while then I would definitely recommend that you head to the gardens for a peaceful walk and indulge in your naturalist side. I never even knew I had one but after walking through Jardin Exotique, it turns out that I was wrong.