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Monaco Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Specialists

Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Monaco, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Luxury Travel Specialists.


Capital Monaco Ville
Language French
Time Difference 1 hours
Currency Euro
Voltage 220v

Monaco may be the world’s second smallest country (after the fascinating Vatican in Italy) but it makes up for it with its big attitude. Since the early 20th century, Monaco has attracted high-rollers and celebrities that have made this stunning land their playground. With striking super yachts moored in Port Hercule and glamorous cars parked outside the famed Casino de Monte Carlo, this glitzy and prestigious lifestyle calls Monaco its home. Meanwhile, the quaint, medieval streets of Le Rocher feel a world apart from the bustling streets of Monte Carlo’s sleek skyscrapers, offering a taste of culture and history alongside the undeniable glamour. Each May, the country hosts the world famous Monaco Grand Prix, and has done since 1929.

Jardin Exotique

Built on the side of a cliff in 1933, this unique garden offers breathtaking views over the Principality of Monaco. Home to a wide variety of so-called ‘succulent plants’, the garden boasts an extravagant cactus collection - from small Echinocereus to 10m-tall African Candelabras. Visit the unique prehistoric, stalagmite and stalactite strung cave, the only cave in Europe in which the temperature rises as you descend.

Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most celebrated sporting events in the world and one that every professional driver wants to win. Drawing in discerning crowds to beautiful Monaco, it is also one of the most luxurious events in the calendar. With the super yachts moored in pretty Port Hercule, and the buzz around Monaco as the speedy F1 cars race by, it is a wonderful atmosphere to behold and to tick off any sporting fan’s bucket list!

Palais Princier de Monaco

The fortress of this magnificent palace was built atop Le Rocher in the 13th century and remains the private residence of the Grimaldi family. Though most of the palace is off limits, you can take tours of the state departments, unearthing lavish furniture and priceless collections of art, collected by the family over the centuries. A brilliant sight to behold, don’t miss the splendidly dressed ‘Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince’ and their changing of the guard at 11:55am daily, outside of the palace’s gate.

Musée Océanographique de Monaco

Dramatically perched on the side of a cliff and founded by Prince Albert I in 1910, the Musée Océanographique de Monaco is a world-renowned, fascinating aquarium suitable for all ages. Visit the aquarium’s centre piece, a 6m-deep lagoon, containing 450,000 litres of seawater and home to Black Tip Sharks, a Nurse Shark, Hawksbill Turtles, Moray Eels, and much more! A wonderful spectacle, prepare to feel as though you have been submerged several metres in the deep.

Casino de Monte Carlo

A must-see in Monaco, you won’t be disappointed as you take a peep inside this incredible marble and gold casino. Europe’s most prolific example of Époque architecture, its name, ‘Monte Carlo’ – Ligurian for ‘Mount Charles’ - was coined in honour of Prince Charles III, founder of this famed casino in 1866. Visit after 2pm for a spot of gambling, or simply spectate as James Bond-esque professionals play poker. Trainers are forbidden and a jacket and tie is strongly recommended in the gaming room for men in the evening.

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Monte-Carlo’s Mediterranean climate is typically mild year-round, making any time a good time to visit.

Temperature Guide

These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Monaco.

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Getting There+

Flight Information
British Airways from London Heathrow to Nice. UK regional departures and charter flights are also available.

Flight Time
From London Heathrow to Nice: 2 hours.

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Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

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Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit Insect and tick bite avoidance. In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations i.e, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling. Visit the FCDO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: Foreign Travel Advice. Additional sources of information include: Public Health England, The National Travel Health And Network Centre, Foreign And Commonwealth Office and your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.

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