The Monaco Principality has defined romance for centuries, as a place of budding affairs and enduring love stories. As winter approaches, Monaco transforms, with its festive illumination captivating hearts and its temperate climate creating an enchanting ambiance. Relish in unparalleled spa treatments, experience breathtaking views from a helicopter, browse the festive storefronts, and indulge in renowned operas and ballets. Savor the sophisticated allure of gourmet dining and reside in the city's most opulent hotel suites.
Spanning less than a square mile, Monaco is a name that whispers a world of hedonism and beauty, offering endless possibilities for unforgettable epicurean experiences. With opulent urban architecture, prestigious events, and unparalleled luxury, Monaco, is more than a destination, it’s an experience like nowhere else.
Where to Stay
Hotel De Paris Monte-Carlo
Nothing epitomizes unforgettable moments quite like the grandeur of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. With its unparalleled refinement and luxury, this majestic establishment boasts the extraordinary Princess Grace Diamond Suite and Prince Rainier III Diamond Suite and is famously known as the late Sir Winston Churchill’s preferred choice of hotels. Lean on the balcony and soak in the historic beauty of Place du Casino, enveloped by the renowned Casino de Monte Carlo and Café de Paris.
Experience the local atmosphere and Monegasque way of life at the Columbus Hotel. Stay in a Rose Garden Suite and let yourself be enchanted by the magnificent view of the Princess Grace Rose Garden, home to over 6,000 exceptional scented roses.
Hotel Fairmont Monte-Carlo
For couples wanting to immerse themselves in Monaco’s sporting energy and excitement, the iconic Fairmont Monte Carlo is the place to stay, as the vibrant engines of the Formula one racing cars can almost be heard approaching the establishment. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the famous Fairmont Hairpin from your terrace.
What to Do
The Casino Gardens
To soak up the unique atmosphere of the principality, stroll through the lush vegetation of the Casino Gardens that surround the infamous Monte Carlo Casino. Known for their waterfalls, trickling streams and landscaping, architect Edouard Andre designed the exuberant surroundings, as form of exotic transportation.
Embark on a cultural journey at the Oceanographic Museum's immersive exhibition, "Polar Mission," which delves into life in the Arctic and Antarctica. As you exit the museum, savour the beauty of Monaco-Ville with its scenic gardens and breath-taking panoramas.
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Be enchanted by the mesmerizing symphonies of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, performing at the Auditorium Rainier III, and on occasion at the iconic Grimaldi Fourm, where their harmonious blend of classical music and magnificent setting promises to have you on the edge of your seat.
Where to Eat
Les Ambassadeurs, Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo
Les Ambassadeurs by Chef Christophe Cussac at Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo offers a unique culinary experience, blending modern ingenuity with Mediterranean flair. This homage to the 1920s creates a memorable moment in a warm and welcoming ambiance designed by Jacques Garcia.
Discover a hidden gem at Beefbar Monaco, nestled in the heart of the Principality. This trendy "meat bar" offers a romantic dining experience with picturesque views of Port of Fontvieille. Indulge in high-quality beef selections, including Wagyu and Black Angus, in a chic and modern setting.
Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno, reflects Monaco's understated yet cosmopolitan culinary identity. Located in the Hôtel Hermitage, it offers a host of culinary delights made with the finest local ingredients, elevated to new heights by Alléno's skill and surroundings.
Where to Relax
Thermes Marins Monte–Carlo
Find a haven of calm and luxury at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo Spa – an exceptional destination that utilises the Mediterranean Sea and climate to make for a sublime and relaxing experience. A place where beauty and relaxation are all in reach, thanks to a team of multidisciplinary experts who cater to your every need and desire.
Spa Metropole by Givenchy
Treat yourself to a care ritual at Spa Metropole by Givenchy for a sophisticated and relaxing experience. Each ritual is an “haute couture” creation offering a sensorial and unique experience that reflects modernity down to every last detail.
Cinq Mondes Spa
Relax at the Cinq Mondes Spa in the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and enjoy an ancient, yet timeless spa treatment. Tradition, beauty, quality and authenticity are the values that the spa places at the heart of its practise. Dedicated to wellness, the spa promises a peaceful and restorative journey, for your mind and body.