Things to Do in Monte Carlo

Step into a world of high-stakes glamour, with a royal twist. From the Monte Carlo Casino to the Prince’s Palace, see why Monte Carlo is the playground for the rich and famous.

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Monte Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Casino

Go big or go home! Visit the Monte Carlo Casino, a gambling and entertainment complex that includes a casino, the Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. European and English roulette, Poker Texas Hold ‘Em Ultimate, craps, blackjack and slot machines are just few ways you win big -- if you’re lucky. 960 1280

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French Riviera Tour

French Riviera Tour

Take a guided tour of the glamorous French Riviera and Monte Carlo, one of 4 traditional quarters in Monaco. Monte Carlo is also the ward where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. In addition to the casino, visitors should see and experience must-see sights including Le Metropole Shopping Center, Larvotto Beach, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Oceanographic Museum and the Exotic Garden of Monaco. 960 1280

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Prince's Palace of Monaco

Prince's Palace of Monaco

Rub elbows with a prince or just visit the home of Prince Albert II, the son and successor to Prince Rainier. Built in 1191 as a fortress, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco is a popular tourist attraction. The state rooms are open to the public during the summer. We recommended listening to the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra perform an open-air concert in the palace’s courtyard. 960 1280

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Nice, France

Nice, France

Fly into the Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport before heading to Monaco. Go shopping, sample the local cuisine, go sightseeing and make sure you visit Castle Hill, Musee National Marc Chagall, Old Town, Cours Saleya Market and Parc du Chateau. Wrap up your day by watching the sunset while strolling along the Promenade des Anglais, a famous street along Nice’s Mediterranean waterfront. 960 1280

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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo

One of the largest resorts in Europe, the Fairmont Monte Carlo has more than 600 guest rooms, residences and suites, 2 restaurants, a bar, shopping center, in-house casino, award-winning Willow Stream Spa and a rooftop pool for you to enjoy views of the French Riviera. 960 1280

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Monte Carlo Harbor

Monte Carlo Harbor

The Monte Carlo Harbor has some of the most luxurious scenery that Monaco has to offer. It’s a great place to take a leisurely stroll among the impressive yachts and beautiful buildings. The harbor is thriving, with cruise ships, fishing crews and dozens of restaurants and bars in case you need to make a pit stop along the way. We recommend spending $2-ride on the Bateau Bus (water taxi) to really take in all the sights while you relax. 960 1280

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Le Louis XV

Le Louis XV

The cuisine at Le Louis XV restaurant is inspired by the French Riviera and Italian Riviera. A meal here isn’t for travelers on a budget. For lunch, 2 dishes, cheese, dessert, coffee and wines selected by the restaurant’s sommeliers will easily rack up a $190 check at the end of your meal. A jacket is required and tie recommended. 960 1280

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Restaurant Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo

Restaurant Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo

Located at Hotel Metropole, Restaurant Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo is a dining experience not to be missed. Sample the French cuisine with a fresh Mediterraneantwist. This restaurant is one of 2 restaurants owned by world-renowned French chef Joel Robuchon. For travelers who enjoy Japanese cuisine, try Yoshi, Chef Robuchon’s other restaurant also located in Monte Carlo, and expect to pay $250 per person. 960 1280

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Casino Café de Paris

Casino Café de Paris

Increase your chances of winning big! Visit the Casino Café de Paris on Place du Casino, where a jackpot is paid out every 7 minutes! This casino has 1,200 slot machines -- the largest array of slot machines on the Riviera -- including video poker, roller machines, roller videos and wide-area progressives like the Star Wars Jackpot, which includes bets placed at the Sun Casino, Casino Café de Paris and Bay Casino. The pot starts at 500,000 euros (or more than $662,000). 960 1280

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Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort provides a smorgasbord of amenities for its guests, including more than 334 rooms (75% with a sea view), Cinq Mondes Spa, restaurants, casinos, shows and legendary Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo nightclub. There’s really no reason to leave this luxurious resort. 960 1280

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River Cruise on the Seine

River Cruise on the Seine

Spend some quality time with someone you love while you cruise along the magnificent Seine River. Thirty-seven bridges run along the river in Paris, like the Pont Alexandre III, the city’s most ornate, extravagant bridge. And if you’re lucky enough to visit Paris in summer, make sure you enjoy the 3 artificial beaches set up along the river. Sand, palm trees, beach chairs and chaise lounges are brought in to create “Paris Beach,” which is usually set up from late July to mid-August.  960 1280

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Explore the City of Light by taking a Paris sightseeing tour of its not-to-be-missed attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Georges Pompidou Center, Notre Dame de Paris, Basilica of the Sacre Coeur and Palais Garnier. 960 1280

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Le Bistrot Paul Bert

Le Bistrot Paul Bert

Looking for a traditional French bistro? Get a bite to eat at Le Bistrot Paul Bert, but call ahead for dinner reservations because the restaurant’s 2 dining rooms are always crowded at night. An impressively stocked wine cellar, cheese cart, hearty dishes and laid-back, efficient staff are all reasons why you visit this bistro. For about $50, guests have the option of getting the prix fixe, which is 3 courses. Inexpensive wines are on the chalkboard, whereas expensive ones are on the wine list. 960 1280

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Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris

Located near the Champs-Élysées and the Eiffel Tower, Hotel Plaza Athenee Paris has 5 restaurants, 12 categories of rooms and suites, a well-stocked mini bar in each room, a cellar with more than 35,000 bottles of wine and more! You can’t miss getting a luxurious spa treatment at the Dior Institut au Plaza Athenee, either. 960 1280

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Champs-Élysées Shopping

Champs-Élysées Shopping

Go shopping along the Champs-Élysées . This area has a little something for everyone. Big spenders can shop at high-end shops like Hugo Boss, Christian Louboutin, Swarovski and Peugeot Avenue Paris. And there are more reasonably priced spots for frugal shoppers like Gap. Take a break from shopping in Paris and visit the Arc de Triomphe or indulge yourself at a nearby restaurant -- you’ll instantly realize why this is a prime area for people watching. 960 1280

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Parisian Bakery

Parisian Bakery

Take a 2-hour Parisian bakery workshop and discover how real French bread is made! Go behind the scenes of real French bakery to learn how to make baguettes and croissants. And then, enjoy tasting your bread -- fresh out of the oven. 960 1280

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Le Meurice

Le Meurice

Stay at the 5-star Le Meurice Paris, where all rooms and suites feature a private entrance, private bar with refrigerator, twice daily maid service, digital interactive television system, traditional shoeshine service and more. For $128, the hotel’s wine tasting allows guests the chance to savor the best French wines, picked by the head sommelier. This hotel is just a short walk away from a few tourist attractions, including the Louvre, Place de La Concorde and Musee d’Orsay. 960 1280

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Tuileries Palace and Garden

Tuileries Palace and Garden

Visitors to the Tuileries Palace and Garden instantly realize why this crowded spot is the place to be in the spring and summer. During the weekend, it’s not uncommon to see locals lying on the lawn and chatting with friends while thousands walk through the gardens and the palace’s grounds. After the death of her husband Henri II in 1559, Catherine de Medicis had the palace built, featuring a large Italian-style garden to remind her of her home in Tuscany. 960 1280

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Casino de Paris

Casino de Paris

Contrary to what the name might suggest, Casino de Paris is a well-known music and performance hall, and not a gambling casino. After it was built in 1730, the building served many purposes, including being used as a fireworks display venue, before it was converted into a cinema and music hall. African-American actress and singer Josephine Baker was one of many notable people to perform at Casino de Paris.  960 1280

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Four Seasons Hotel George V

Four Seasons Hotel George V

Experience the elegant charm of the Four Seasons Hotel George V, located just steps away from the Champs-Elysees. Swim a few laps in the indoor pool, enjoy eating a classic French meal at Le Cinq restaurant or get a 4-hands massage at the spa. For families in Paris, the hotel provides babysitting services as well as a staff on-hand to provide personalized programs for younger guests both in the hotel and around Paris. See more must-see Paris attractions! 960 1280

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