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Monaco Travel Guide

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Plan Your Monaco Vacation

On one of the best stretches of the Mediterranean, this classic luxury destination is one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. With all the high-rise towers you have to look hard to find the Belle Époque grace of yesteryear. But if you head to the town's great 1864 landmark Hôtel de Paris—still a veritable crossroads of the buffed and befurred Euro-gentry—or enjoy

a grand bouffe at its famous Louis XV restaurant, or attend the opera, or visit the ballrooms of the casino, you may still be able to conjure up Monaco's elegant past.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. High stakes and high style Even if you aren't a gambler, the gold leaf and over-the-top Rococo in the casino are definitely worth a long look.
  2. Princess for a day Follow in Grace Kelly's footsteps with a visit to the Palais Princier, the official residence of the royal family.
  3. Walk in the park Yes, Virginia, you can afford to visit Monte Carlo—that is, if you head to its magnificent Jardin Exotique de Monaco.
  4. The Undersea World One of the world's best oceanography museums, the Musée Océanographique is an architectural masterpiece in its own right.
  5. Hit the Beach The chicest spot on the entire French Riviera, Monte Carlo is well known for its underwater diving and its people-watching.

When To Go

When to Go

The area is at its hottest in July and August, and the beaches are at their best in June or September.

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