Monte Carlo Cruises
Situated in the Principality of Monaco, on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps, Monte Carlo is the epitome of extravagance and wealth. Near the western end of this lavish French Riviera city, is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling centre which cemented Monte Carlo’s global reputation. It is also the location of the Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris, and the Salle Garnier – home of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
Aside from the myriad of wealth and celebrities, Monte Carlo is a highly cultured place, with numerous museums, incredible gastronomy and some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. Its manicured streets, plush palaces, cool boutiques, and lush fountained parks can be beguiling to visitors. The harbour area with its huge yachts, is another popular attraction.
The Monaco Historic Grand Prix
Two week’s before the world famous F1 Grand Prix, the Historic Grand Prix of Monaco takes to the same streets with charming vintage cars. Join in the fun on our ‘must do’ tour HGP – The Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
One of the most famous buildings in Monaco, the impressive Monte Carlo Casino, was built in the 19th century, and designed to save the Grimaldi family, who ruled Monaco at the time, from bankruptcy. The casino was designed around a marble paved atrium, which is surrounded by 28 columns made from onyx, and was featured in three James Bond Films. Interestingly, it is illegal for residents of Monaco to enter the casino, unless they work there.
Also known as The Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline along this southeast corner of France, also includes the state of Monaco. There is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend from the France-Italy border (Italian Riviera, east) to Saint-Tropez, Hyères, Toulon or Cassis (west), in the French Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.