A stylish weekend in Monaco
Planning your holiday to Menton? Take advantage of its location by planning a daytrip to Monaco. The Royal Westminster has identified the must-see sites: follow our guide!
Monaco Ville, or Le Rocher, has a very royal feel. With its monuments, museums, opera, gardens and stunning views of the Mediterranean, the principality of Monaco is worth the trip. From your hotel in Menton, it takes just half an hour to reach Monte Carlo. The advantage of the most stylish enclave in the world? A day is long enough to visit it!
A dip in the deep blue sea at the aquarium
The first unmissable place to visit is Le Rocher, the old town, which overlooks the Mediterranean. It’s host to the palace, the cathedral and the oceanographic museum. This “temple of the sea” deserves a special mention as one of the most beautiful aquariums in the world, with a turtle island, a shark lagoon and a touch tank. A visit here is like taking a dip in the deep blue sea!!
During your weekend in Monaco, you can’t miss the port, surrounded by luxury shops and art galleries, with beautiful (and envy-inducing!) cars whizzing past. You’re bound to go past the prestigious Monaco Casino with its Belle Époque style, built by Charles Garnier, the architect behind the Opéra in Paris. A magnificent building surrounded by Japanese gardens – the ideal place to take a break!
You should also visit the botanic garden and its succulents, for a round-the-world plant tour. It includes American, Mexican and South African species, including the famous cacti.
A gem to visit during your holidays in Menton
Lastly, if you want to enjoy a touch of culture during your weekend in Monaco, you can choose from a wide range of museums:
- the museum of prehistoric anthropology,
- the new national museum of Monaco,
- the museum of old Monaco,
- the exhibition of the Prince of Monaco’s classic car collection,
- the stamp and currency museum,
- the naval museum.
Whatever your preference, Monaco is a gem on the Cote d’Azur and a must-see if you’re on holiday in Menton. If you’re running out of ideas, your hotel in Menton can suggest other excursions!