Things to do in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is home to some of the most famous sporting events in the world, the most prestigious being the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, which has been held every year in the streets of Monaco since 1929.The Grand Prix is said to be one of the most demanding Formula One circuits because of its tight corners and numerous elevation changes. Another cool event to check out is the Monte Carlo Rally, which has been going strong since 1911. This event is also renowned as the most prestigious and toughest rally event.

But even if you’re not in town when these world-class events are happening, there’s still so much beckoning you to the shores of Monte Carlo; glorious harbours bound by towering cliffs, luxurious beachside views and a rich history to explore.

If you’re a fan of Grace Kelly, you simply must visit Monaco Cathedral – this is where the princess was married and is now buried. Situated in the old town of Monaco-Ville, a short drive (or walk) from Monte Carlo, this cathedral is also the burial place for many past Monaco monarchs.

You can do everything in this exciting place, but sometimes it’s nice just to do nothing. Laze about on the French Riviera and drink in the sun perhaps? Once you’re done lazing about though, don’t miss these must-see Monte Carlo attractions.

Monte Carlo Casino

Want to win big bucks? Or just watch the pros? Head to the main gambling and entertainment complex of the Casino de Monte Carlo where you’ll see big dollars inside and outside the complex – look out for sports cars circling Casino Square.

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo

Want to look like the beautiful people on the French Riviera? Book in for a treatment at this day spa with its four lavish floors of treatment rooms, restaurants, salons and an incredible pool.

Larvotto Beach

Catch a few rays on the glitziest beach in the world. Monaco’s Larvotto Beach is a pebbly beach where you can spot the rich and famous on and off the shore.

Palais du Prince

Whether you’re a royal fan or not, come and see the palatial digs where every member of the royal Grimaldi family has lived for over 700 years.

Jardin Exotique

See over 7,000 varieties of cacti and succulents plus take a guided tour through a prehistoric cave network in this Monte Carlo horticultural extravaganza.