Make the most of your 48 hours in Monaco with this sample itinerary from La Costa Properties Monaco. Find things to do in Monaco here.
Monaco is an international hub of luxury, a place where sophistication and glamour go hand-in-hand with high living and hard work.
Despite its compact size – it measures less than 2 km2, making it the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican City – there is such a wealth of entertainment that it is easy to lose track of time in this miniature sovereign state.
Suppose you have just 48 hours in this magical corner of the Mediterranean before you have to jet out again; what should you do to make sure you have an unforgettable 48 hours in this unique metropolis?
Here are our suggestions:
12:00 pm – After arriving by helicopter at the Heliport in Fontvieille, home to some of the Principality’s most palatial real estate, we suggest you head on down to Larvotto Beach for some excellent seafood with your toes in the sand at La Note Bleue, famous for its great tunes and relaxed atmosphere.
2:00 pm – Full from a plate of grilled fish or fresh salad, it’s now time to relax on Larvotto’s pristine beach. Swim in the crystal clear water, which is cleaned every morning and protected from jellyfish by special nets.
6:00 pm – After a freshen up in your Monaco apartment or hotel room, head to the legendary Café de Paris for a cocktail and soak up the atmosphere in Casino Square.
8.30 pm – For a truly memorable meal in Monaco, we suggest you reserve a table at the Louis XV, sampling Alain Ducasse’s food at the Hotel de Paris.
11:00 pm – It’s time to let your hair down at the Sass Café – the place to be seen after dark in Monaco.
2:00 am – If you can still find the energy in the early hours of the morning, we suggest you head over to Jimmy’z, Monaco’s hottest nightspot for some more dancing.
10:00 am – With the sun pouring through the windows of your Monaco apartment or hotel suite, it’s impossible not to want to jump out of bed and commence your day. We recommend the Horizon Deck at the Fairmont Hotel for a truly exceptional champagne brunch.
11.55 am – After a sumptuous meal, why not take a stroll up to the Rock – home to the Prince’s Palais, as well as some of the most sought-after Monaco real estate – where you can watch the changing of the guard? It’s wonderfully old-fashioned, and gives you an insight into the fascinating heritage of the Principality of Monaco.
2:00 pm – Monaco is famous for its hair-raising Formula One Grand Prix, which takes place over four days in May. The Principality has also become a magnet for supercar owners, with prestigious events such as Top Marques Monaco, a live supercar show, being held in the Principality every April. If you are not in Monaco for either events, worry not; there are plenty of supercars to see cruising around the Principality, and even a museum displaying the vintage cars of Prince Rainier III of Monaco at the Terraces of Fontvieille.
6:00 pm – It may well be time for an aperitif in the Crystal Bar in the Hotel Hermitage before dinner in the hotel’s Vistamar restaurant, a Michelin star dining room overseen by Joel Garault.
11:00 pm – The Casino de Monte-Carlo is famous the world over and any 48 hour stay in Monaco would not be complete without a foray into this glamourous scene, where a game of roulette is played out while gamblers sip chilled glasses of champagne.
11:00 am – There’s just about enough time for one last coffee – this time in one of the string of excellent pedestrian cafes overlooking Port Hercule and its plethora of superyachts – before heading back to the heliport in Fontvieille.
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