Attractions

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 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, is Europe's most lavish example of belle-epoque architecture. Prince Charles III cam…
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…
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. The Monaco boys’ choir, Les…
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…
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…
Museum in Monaco

Collection de Voitures Anciennes

Since the early 1950s, the car-mad Prince Rainier amassed an impressive away of classic automobiles, which he opened to the public in 1993. His haul includes various Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Rolls Royces a…
Gallery in Monaco

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Monaco's national museum is split between two sumptuous villas. Seasonal contemporary art exhibitions focus on a theme: performing arts (Serge Diaghilev, stage designs etc) at beautiful belle époque Villa Sauber, wh…
Gardens in Monaco

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 Shinto high priest and quiet contemplation and meditation is encou…
Gallery in Monaco

Villa Paloma

This pearly-white villa, built for an American in 1913, is part of Monaco's Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. Its hosts seasonal contemporary art exhibitions with an environmental theme (oceans, apocalypse etc).