Must-see attractions in Monaco

  • The Monte Carlo Casino, gambling and entertainment complex in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Cote de Azul, Europe. It includes a casino, Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo, and office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.; Shutterstock ID 113483572; Your name (First / Last): Daniel Fahey; GL account no.: 65050; Netsuite department name: Online Editorial; Full Product or Project name including edition: Best in Europe POIs

    Casino de Monte Carlo


    Peeping inside Monte Carlo’s legendary marble-and-gold casino is a Monaco essential. The building, open to visitors every morning, including the exclusive…

  • The aquarium of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. (Photo by: Godong/UIG via Getty Images)

    Musée Océanographique de Monaco


    Stuck dramatically to the edge of a cliff since 1910, the world-renowned Musée Océanographique de Monaco, founded by Prince Albert I (1848–1922), is a…

  • Cacti and other succulents on the cliff side of the Jardin Exotique overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Monaco.

    Jardin Exotique


    Home to the world’s largest succulent and cactus collection, from small echinocereus to 10m-tall African candelabras, the gardens tumble down the slopes…

  • Monaco-Ville or Le Rocher, Monaco.

    Le Rocher


    Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher, is the only part of Monaco to have retained its original old town, complete with small, windy medieval lanes. The old…

  • Palais Princier de Monaco


    Built as a fortress atop Le Rocher in the 13th century, this palace is the private residence of the Grimaldi family. It is protected by the blue-helmeted,…

  • Collection de Voitures Anciennes


    Starting in the early 1950s, car-mad Prince Rainier amassed an impressive array of over 100 classic automobiles, which he opened to the public in 1993…

  • Roseraie Princesse Grace


    Thoroughly revamped in 2014, this exuberant collection of over 4000 rose bushes – along with the adjacent Parc Fontvieille – stands out in dramatic…

  • Cathédrale de Monaco


    An adoring crowd continually shuffles past Prince Rainier’s and Princess Grace’s flower-adorned graves, located inside the cathedral choir of Monaco's…

  • Parc Princesse Antoinette


    Shaded by centenary olive trees, this park in the hills above La Condamine is popular with local families for its ample playground and minigolf course.

  • Jardins St-Martin


    The steep-sided, statue-studded Jardins St-Martin runs round the coast outside the Musée Océanographique.

  • Crique Ciappaira


    This minuscule, hidden cove at the foot of Le Rocher is reached by a steep staircase near the Parking des Pêcheurs. Tucked up against steep cliffs and a…

  • Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies


    This one-room museum traces the history of stamps and coins minted in Monaco. The stamp collection, spanning many decades, is especially fun, with images…

  • Église Ste-Dévote


    This 19th-century chapel is dedicated to Monaco's patron saint, whose body was brought here after her martyrdom in Corsica in 303 AD. The current church…

  • Jardin Japonais


    Sandwiched between built-up Monte Carlo, Larvotto and the Mediterranean, the Jardin Japonais is intended as a piece of paradise. It was blessed by a…

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