Plan an amazing trip to Monaco
Known throughout the world for its royal family and as a playground for the jet-set, the principality of Monaco on the Côte d’Azur is not limited to its luxurious veneer. A charming and historic city, Monaco will surprise you with its rich cultural heritage, dazzling gardens, the elegance of the old town and its beautiful setting.
First visit the Rock of Monaco which juts out to see like the prow of a ship. From the heights of its pedestrian streets, you can admire the pretty houses of the old town and stroll along the 15th century ramparts for magnificent views of the port, the Mediterranean and the modern buildings of the new town. The dazzling white Roman-Byzantine cathedral is worth visiting. A visit to the princely Grimaldi Palace will complete your visit.
Dedicated to marine research, the Monaco Oceanographic Museum, on the rock, brings together thousands of marine species that can be observed in their natural surroundings, as well as a lagoon containing sharks and a genuine coral reef that will impress young and old alike.
A trip to Monaco should include visits to its many gardens. The Exotic Garden brings together an impressive variety of plant species from semi-arid areas of the globe. Walking along its terraces offers a wonderful panorama of the city. Close to the sea, the Japanese Garden will transport you to another world entirely, with its waterfalls, pools full of Koi carp, and zen garden.
A number of the principalities places are deserving of a visit: the ‘Belle Époque’ Casino, the Princess Grace Rose Garden, and the automobile museum. After a full day, a quick dip in the blue water of the Mediterranean will round off your stay.
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