It is said that during the Monaco Grand Prix, this tiny country held the highest concentration of billionaires, A-list celebrities, and influential politicians. Monaco is home to the opulent Monte Carlo famous for star-worthy clubs and resorts, and the French Riviera which is the playground of the billionaire’s yacht club. It is probably the only place in the world where there supercar traffic jams, and a Ferrari will bring on a yawn. A luxury vacation in Monaco will help you redefine class and high-end living. What is there to see and do in Monaco?
If you are a fan of everything cars, Monaco has plenty to offer. The Automobile Club de Monaco organizes some of the most highly regarded car events every year. There is the flashy Formula 1 Grand Prix held at the end of May, attended by who is who in the world of fashion and celebrity. There is the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique that showcases cars and drivers pre-1977. There is the futuristic Monte Carlo eRally where 50 cars using clean energy compete. The four day Rallye Monte Carlo is a car event cum showoff for Monte Carlo as the best cars in the world speed along all the city’s famous landmarks.
Roll the dice with high rollers at the Casino Monte Carlo. This famous casino has been featured in James Bond Movies including Never Say Never, GoldenEye and Casino Royale. Expect to put down stakes in tens of thousands of dollars.
Take time to visit the classy Monte Carlo Opera house which dates back to 1893, designed by the same architect that designed the Paris house. The opera hall is a show of opulence with lots of red and gold décor and 28 onyx columns. Catch one of the more famous European orchestras playing there from time to time.
The French Riviera can be said to be the world’s meeting point of billionaire super yachts. You will see all kinds of boats, from the modest to the outlandish. Expect to see plenty of beautiful and famous faces lounging on the boats as they enjoy luxury travel, with Monaco being a favorite port of call.
All the big names in fashion are to be found in Monaco. Walk into any of the high-end boutiques and pick your choice of top end apparel and accessories in Haute couture. A tax-free regime means that you can spend your money without worrying who is watching.