The principality of Monaco may be small, but it’s STUNNING. Seriously, there’s no better word to describe it.
Monaco is made up of five different “areas” – Monaco-Ville, which is where the prince’s palace is located; Monte-Carlo, where the famous casino resides; Fontvieille, a beautiful waterfront area; Moneghetti, where you’ll find the exotic gardens; and The Condamine, which is the second oldest area in Monaco. It’s easy to walk to all the areas mentioned, due to Monaco’s small size.
We enjoyed walking around, especially along the coastline. I loved the small beaches – so pretty!
If you’re thinking of visiting Monaco, be prepared to truly be stumped on where to stay. The luxury hotels are plentiful. I wish my daily struggles consisted of deciding between the Hermitage and Hotel de Paris!
The luxury doesn’t end at accommodations. Traveling by a high end car wherever you go is not a problem – they are everywhere, literally!
I couldn’t tell the difference between (I’m saying X car and X car, because I can’t even think of any car names right now). That’s how “car dumb” I am. But, for Josh, seeing “all the different cars” was apparently a very big deal.
And speaking of cars, even I’ve heard of the Grand Prix that Monaco is famous for. Like I said above, we spent a lot of time “just walking around.” In doing so, it’s easy to find the main race route.
Walking to the prince’s palace is another must do. The walk is easy and beautiful. To get there, you pass Fontvieille, the Oceanography Museum, and take a stroll through the palace gardens.
And no trip to Monaco is complete without visiting the famous Monte Carlo Casino!
Monaco at night may be even more gorgeous than during the day. I just can’t decide.