A trip to Monaco would be incomplete if you didn't spend some time relaxing on a beach. Larvotto is one of Monaco’s most popular public access beaches, and with its tranquil waters, it’s the ideal place to unwind after a night out on the town. There are plenty of restaurants here too, perfect for enjoying a light lunch.
Established in 1910 by Prince Albert I, Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum has some fascinating exhibits including one of the world’s oldest aquariums. The aquarium is home to more than 6000 species including black-tip sharks, hawksbill sea turtles, moray eels, and giant guitarfish. Kids can get up close and personal with animals like crabs and starfish at the touch tank.
This Roman-Byzantine cathedral dates back to 1875 and is where the past princes of Monaco are buried. Take note of the 16th-century altarpiece which was created by the Niçois painter Louis Bréa and the white-marble Episcopal throne. From September to June, you can attend mass here, which is a special experience regardless of your religious beliefs.
Visit the Prince of Monaco at his exquisite 12th-century palace. Originally built as a Genoese fortress, this palace has witnessed much of Monaco’s history. Today, you can visit the state rooms and explore the courtyard which hosts open-air concerts by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. As a working palace, you can also see the daily changing of the guards.
The Monte Carlo Casino is a highlight of any trip to Monaco. At this legendary casino, you can gamble on games of blackjack, texas hold ‘em poker, or roulette. As you try your luck, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the French Riviera. There's a dress code, so make sure you step out in style.