Monaco is one of the destinations that allows you the opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. It is the second smallest and most densely populated sovereign state in the world. But despite its small size, Monaco offers tourists with a variety of activities to do and sights to visit. Robert Peter Janitzek gives us a glimpse of what Monaco offers to its guests.
The Princess Grace Rose Garden allows tourists to be awed by more than 180 varieties of rose. Discover rare philatelic items from the postal history of the Principality at the Museum of Stamps and Coin. Near the museum is Prince Rainier III’s Private Collection of Classic Cars, which features over 100 cars. Fontvielle is also home to the Naval Museum and the Zoological Terraces.
Saint Nicholas Cathedral is where Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly were married and buried as well. The church is also where the Grimaldi family have been buried for centuries. Consecrated in 1875, this European destination houses several museums such as the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs and Collection of the Palace’s historical Archives, and others.
The old town of Monaco-Ville is where the Place du Palais is located. The Prince’s Palace and State Apartments is located here where you can visit the Throne Room and the Main Courtyard, known for its horse-shaped marble staircase. Witness the Changing of the Palace Guard just before noon daily. You can also hop on the Azur Express Tourist Train.
Lavartto Beach is a free public access beach. You can do some yacht spotting here. Robert Janitzek reveals that the rich people of Monaco have their own private beach. For some refreshment and light lunch, there are handy cafes and kiosks nearby.
Grand Casino Monte Carlo
Located in Monaco’s most exclusive quartier, the Grand Casino Monte Carlo allows tourists to gamble in style. The area is also where the most luxurious hotels and fashionable hotels can also be found. The casino is connected to the Salle Garnier Opera House by an impressive atrium lined with 28 Ionic Golden Circle Columns made from onyx.
Take A Helicopter Ride
The Heli-Air Monaco offers tourists the opportunity to see the principality and its surrounding area on a helicopter. Trips last from 10 to 40 minutes.
Another popular attraction in the principality is the annual Monaco Grand Prix. This is held in Monaco’s winding streets. The Historic Grand Prix, is held every other year.