Monaco attractions

Top Choice Casino in Monaco

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 salons privés, is Europe's most lavish example of belle époq…
Top Choice Aquarium in Monaco

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 stunner. Its centrepiece is its aquarium with a 6m-deep lagoon w…
Top Choice Gardens 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 of Moneghetti through a maze of paths, stairs and bridges. Vie…
Top Choice Historic Site in 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 town thrusts skywards on a pistol-shaped rock, its strategic…
Palace in Monaco

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, white-socked Carabiniers du Prince; changing of the guard ta…
Museum in Monaco

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. His haul includes various Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Ro…
Gardens in Monaco

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 contrast to the otherwise sterile high-rise environment of Fontviei…
Cathedral in Monaco

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 1875 Romanesque-Byzantine cathedral.
Park in Monaco

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.
Gardens in Monaco

Jardins St-Martin

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