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Monaco: Heart of the French Riviera

All India, 17th February 2015: Monaco is a tiny strip bounded by the French Riviera to the west and nestling under the foothills of the Alps. It is the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican City. Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco has coastline of 2.5 miles long, the country’s reputation far exceeds than its size. It is an ideal destination for tourists and nature lovers.

Monaco has achieved great heights in the fields of leisure and business tourism, gastronomy and hotels, art and culture, wellness and world-class sport. It offers a great balance of historical and modern attractions. It hosts every summer, the Monaco Grand Prix, which needs no introduction. It is one of the biggest highlights of the year. The race is run on the Monte Carlo’s most narrow and twisted streets. The thrilling part of the Grand Prix is the proximity of the speeding Formula One cars to the spectators.

Monaco is home to the best pubs, restaurants, casinos of the world and the nightlife is an important part of the city. Jimmy’z is the world famous nightclub where one can spot stars from all over the world. Monaco is one of the safest places on the earth. Another hot spot is the Sass Café, it is the “IN” spot for the celebrities. It has witnessed many international stars like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Prince Albert II, etc.

The casino in Monte Carlo is the keystone of Monaco’s legend, the symbol of its glitz and glamour. A trip to Monaco would be incomplete without a visit to the famous Casino de Monte Carlo. It is beautifully decorated with stained glass windows, sculptures and unique allegoric paintings. At Casino La Rascasse one can choose to play from 85 slot machines and can try out many exciting games that truly are interactive. Three Bond films including Casino Royale, Golden Eye, and Never Say Never Again were filmed here in Monaco.

Monaco has left its mark on the world gourmet map as the world’s best chefs are found here. The food is inspired by the rich culinary heritage and abundance of fresh and flavorful ingredients. With over 170 restaurants throughout in Monaco, cuisine is diverse as grilled meat or fish dishes and other exotic cuisine also appear on the menu. At the Hôtel Hermitage, Le Vistamar proudly displays its well-deserved Michelin star. Under the direction of acclaimed chef Joël Garault, dinners here fall under the spell of a Mediterranean-influenced seafood menu complimented by spectacular views of Monaco’s yacht-filled harbor.

Monaco is unquestionably the international capital of luxury. Principality does not leave a chance to woo its tourists. The legendary Monte Carlo’s Golden Circle is the spot to shop. Fashion enthusiasts can shop from brands like Chanel, Christian Dior, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Valentino, etc. Metropole center is worth visiting to see the luxurious shopping center, even if one has no intention of buying anything.

Monaco does not have its own airport but one can choose a helicopter ride or by train or by yatch. As one flies in a helicopter ride the tourists can enjoy some of the Monaco’s top attractions. If one intends to travel by train, the station is centrally located and one can enjoy remarkable sights on the route.

Monaco is a masterpiece when it comes to architectural structures and monuments. The floating palaces at Port Hercule in La Condamine will leave the tourists mesmerized. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Rock of Monaco and the Prince’s Palace which is home to the current monarch. It is the same place where in the year 2001, Prince Albert II married Princess Charlene Wittstock. And come fall in love with the impressive architecture of the Ocenographic Museum. Fontvielle and exotic gardens to the western side of Monaco includes the Automobile Museum and one of the most attractive places of tourist attraction, Exotic gardens. On the hills to the south-west these gardens are unique, both for the cacti and plants and impressive views across rooftops and the sea.

Be it the luxurious spa or the magnificent Grand Prix or the mega yachts or the fashionable streets, the country will never leave a chance to mesmerize its travelers and will add up to the unforgettable trip to the Principality of Monaco.

About Monaco:
Monaco is one of the world’s most desirable destinations with over 300 days of sunshine a year and mild temperatures, it celebrates with enthusiasm the arts, culture, sumptuous cuisine, spas, beautiful surroundings, spectacular landscapes and high-adrenaline activities like the Formula One Grand Prix, casino gaming, land and water sports and exciting nightlife.

Tourists will be more than happy enjoying luxurious accommodation, family restaurants and exceptional landscape in Monte Carlo. This charming destination adds that magnificence experience to your holiday which everyone dreams for. The place is gorgeously clean, the hotels are a marvel, the people are beautiful and the food is delicious. There are wonderful restaurants, shops, attractions, coast, nightlife, sports facilities and culture all within walking distance. You can have a fulfilling romantic experience with the world class spas, set in gorgeous surroundings and offering a variety of therapies and treatments from around the world.

For further details please contact:
Monaco Government Tourist Bureau – India
C/o TRAC Representations India Pvt. Ltd
Akanksha Sharma | 011 22312294, 9873812364 | Email:

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