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Monaco

Monaco

Cast as the playground of the rich and famous, Monaco lies on the spectacular Mediterranean Côte d'Azur. It is an independent city-state tucked into Southern France with sunny panoramic views, perfect weather, opulent attractions, and home to one of the most glamorous royal families.

Millionaire gamblers pack the renowned Monte Carlo Casino and wealthy sports fans flock to Monaco's prestigious Grand Prix, UEFA Super Cup, and the Monte Carlo Rally race. Water sports are wildly popular in Monaco, as there are numerous facilities for diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing, water skiing, and yachting.

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Surrounded by cannons from the time of Louis XIV's reign, The Prince's Palace overlooks the yacht-filled harbor of Monte Carlo and is open to the public.

The Oceanographic Museum & Aquarium is a monument to marine science with its impressive "Shark's Lagoon" and massive collection of sea creatures. Just across the street from the Aquarium, you can catch the Azur Express Tourist Train and take a leisurely excursion through the Old Town section of Monte Carlo. The Old Town is filled with centuries-old homes, gardens, and most notably, the Saint-Martin Gardens, which are said to have inspired the great poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

No trip to Monaco would be complete without a shopping excursion to find the latest couture fashions, trendy shoes, expensive perfumes, and high-end jewelry. In the legendary Golden Circle, surrounded by Avenue des Beaux-Arts and Avenue Monte Carlo, you can find Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Dior, Lacroix, and Cartier.

Monaco food culture ranges from the French soul food of the Old Town to the elite fine dining of Joel Robuchon at the Metropole Hotel. You can find every style of cuisine from Mexican and Japanese, to local Monegasque specialties.

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Spoil yourself with abundant healing and restorative spa services. The Monte Carlo Spa is known for its rejuvenating seawater treatments, therapeutic massage, and modern facilities. Les Cinq Mondes and the Fleur de Peau Institute are renowned for their intense massages and invigorating facials. The ESPA Monte-Carlo at the Metropole Hotel feature individualized signature spa treatments, a swimming pool filled with heated outdoor seawater, and a teak sun deck to catch some rays.

Walking is the easiest and fastest way to get around Monaco. With public elevators and escalators everywhere, it is easy to go from the shores of the Mediterranean up to the Exotic Gardens without breaking a sweat. With its strong police presence, Monaco is uniquely crime-free. The official language of Monaco is French, however, English and Italian are widely spoken.

For an indulgent romp on the French Riviera, Monaco has everything a discerning traveler could ever want. Monaco is the place to see and be seen!

 
 
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