With travel restrictions being lifted, Monte Carlo is the place to be to celebrate your freedom. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the city!
With Covid-19 finally taking a backseat and travelling slowly resuming around the world, I decided to visit Monte Carlo, Monaco earlier in August. It was truly an experience of a lifetime with so much culture to take in.
With Monte Carlo, you don’t need to worry about itineraries or what to do because there will always be something going on not just to keep you occupied but to make sure you are having pure, unadulterated fun! If you are looking forward to taking a break from your everyday routine and stepping out of your city, they have definately got you covered with wide range of activities that you can do in Monte Carlo.
Places to Stay
This 5-star hotel is a historic building from 1864 but extremely modern from the inside. It is located in the heart of Monaco with easy access to Casino de Monaco next door. If you want to relax inside without stepping out, you could easily do that in the restaurants that have a view of Place du Casino, or the American-style piano bar with a spectacular wine collection straight from their wine cellar.
This luxury French Riviera retreat is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. You could bask in the sun, play in the pool or find love amongst the historical arches of this building that has survived two pandemics as well as two world wars and yet, it stands tall welcoming celebrities from all over the world.
One of the leading hotels in the world, it brings with it an air of sophistication where elegance meets luxury. It’s the perfect spot to sip your mimosa while looking out at the calm wavesof the Mediterranean.
Places to Visit
Before soaking up the midday sun, you could venture out onto La Turbie to hike. La Turbie boasts 17 hiking trails, covering both short hiking routes and long-distance hikes. So gather up your strength and hike away to take in the panoramic views at the top before sunbathing by the beaches.
The official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco was built in 1191 and has withstood attacks and bombings from many foreign powers. This palace encompasses Monte Carlo’s vibe; slightly risqué yet glamorous.
Gaia Monte Carlo is a green Mediterranean restaurant that doesn’t just bring Greek food to the table but the Grecian culture too through the restaurant’s wonderful ambience. Evgeny Kuzin and Chef Izu Ani come together to usehomegrown food and vegetables in perfect harmony so your taste buds can enjoy a tantalizing journey.
Ristorante Da Marco
This Italian/Swiss restaurant situated in Pattaya gives you the feeling of home but with exceptionally cooked food in the open kitchen by Chef Marco. It is both entertaining andeducational to watch! And of course, let’s not forget about the burst of flavors taking you straight to heaven.
Other than their regular menu, they have lots of seasonal dishes to tempt your tastebuds. If you want to test the local fish and homemade pasta (the authentic kind), there is no better place to visit than La Piazza, located only a few minutes away from the Casino and quite close to Larvotto beach.
Monte Carlo is a city that never rests, and will welcome you with open arms. With travel restrictions lifting, it is the place to be to celebrate the freedom of being out in the open air!
Be free and open to the new!
Love, yours LenLen