A stylish marina, luxury casino, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, great food and shopping are the just some of the highlights of a holiday in Monte Carlo. Situated on on the Cote D'Azur, Monte Carlo is part of the Principality of Monaco and is where the rich and famous live and enjoy the finer things in life. No trip to Monte Carlo would be complete without a meal at the The Cafe de Paris or an evening at the Monte Carlo Casino. Shopping is a pleasure amongst the designer shops and boutiques in the Metropole Centre. Trace the route of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix circuit, as it winds its way through Monte Carlo's twisting streets. Monte Carlo also hosts many world championship boxing events, the Monte Carlo Master tennis championships and fashion shows. For a change of scenery, Provence, the French Riviera and Italy are within easy reach. With so much to see and do on a holiday in Monte Carlo, it's easy to see why it's a favourite destination for couples and groups of friends looking to enjoy some sunshine and fun amongst the glitterati.
There are lots of thing to see and experience on a holiday in Monte Carlo. Relax in the sunshine on Lavartto Beach. Take a leisurely climb to the top of the Rock of Monaco to visit the Prince's Palace, see the changing of the guard and call into Monaco Cathedral. Play a round of golf at Monte Carlo Golf Club. The Monte Carlo Therme Marin is a hotspot for spa treatments and pampering. Enjoy a football match, featuring AS Monaco FC, at the Stade Louis II. The children will love the Monaco Oceanographic Museum, home to over 400 species of sealife in 90 pools.
When the sun goes down, there are a good choice of bars and clubs in Monte Carlo to spend the evening. Gamble in style at the Monte Carlo Casino, where you'll also find a couple of nightclubs. Cafe de Paris, opposite the Casino, is a good place for an alfresco drink and a meal. Jimmy Z's at the Sporting Club and The Living Room are popular choices too.
There are lots of cafes, bistros and restaurants to tempt your tastebuds during a holiday in Monte Carlo. Restaurants serve Mediterranean style cuisine with dishes featuring fish, seafood, vegetable, olive oil and rice. Local dishes to sample include the tomato and baked cod dish stocafi and the dessert pastry fougasse. Local french wines and beers make the perfect accompaniement to your meal.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.
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