Best things to do in Monaco
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Perched on an escarpment below the Maritime Alps, beside the French Riviera, the administrative center and one of the four quarters of Monaco, Monte Carlo is one of the finest cities and top tourist destinations of Monaco. Having a rich royal history of Grimaldi family, who still rule the country, Monte Carlo is a luxurious city and is full of life. The western side of the city is dominated by the world-famous Place du Casino, a gambling center, while the amazing Larvotto Beach is on the eastern side of Monte Carlo. Home to a number of posh casinos, Monte Carlo is a world’s popular gambling place and is famous for its extravagant displays of money and wealth. A visit to Monte Carlo is incomplete without visiting its famous casinos. From luxury hotels, top restaurants, picturesque buildings, fancy casinos to amazing views and beautiful gardens, Monte Carlo has it all. That is not all, if you are in Monte Carlo in May don’t forget to attend the famous Formula One Grand Prix. The city also hosts a prestigious yacht show.
The Monte Carlo Casino, also known as Casino de Monte-Carlo is a gambling place in Monte Carlo which includes a casino, an opera house called Grande Theater de Monte Carlo, and a ballet company called Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The casino has a vast variety of games including slot machines, video poker and stud poker. With its elegant exterior and regal interior, it is a sight to behold.
Located on the eastern side of Monte Carlo and surrounded by breathtaking buildings, arranged like deck of cards, Larvotto beach is a peaceful place to relax, swim and bask in the sun. The giant cruise ships and boats make the view even more beautiful. You can also enjoy drinks from the nearby bars and restaurants.
If you are in Monte Carlo in May and love car racing then don’t forget to watch the Formula One Grand Prix, which is held every year in the last week of May in Monte Carlo. A very interesting fact about this car racing event is that it is the world’s only car race which takes place on the streets of the city.
The Monaco Yacht show which takes place in Port Hercule, the Monte Carlo Harbor, is one of the world’s most prestigious boat/yacht shows and is the biggest in-water yacht display of Europe. It is a four-day event in which about 125 yachts are displayed and around 580 exhibitors participate in the event.
The Monte Carlo Gastronomie is a four-day event that offers visitors, specially foodies, a chance to discover taste and purchase a vast variety of food items including chocolates, wines, cheese, meat, candies and champagnes. Food is not all that is sold in this event, kitchenware and many other home items are also available for you to buy.