For more than a century, Monaco has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour. What the country lacks in size, it makes up for in history, culture, entertainment and character. Today it is reinventing itself while preserving its environment.
The Principality offers world-class hotels, a variety of cultural institutions, sumptuous gastronomy and cocooning spas; it is the place where the most eclectic desires materialise.
From a refreshed restaurant scene to the addition of a brand-new luxury district, 2023 really is the year to visit the sparkling Principality.
Whether you are looking for a romantic gateway or a revitalizing experience, Monaco is FOR YOU.
Pioneer in Luxury Hospitality
Luxury and the art of hosting have always been an integral part of Monaco. Treat yourself to the iconic 5-star Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, an iconic venue with intimate links to the royal family being the venue of choice for the 20-year wedding anniversary of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III. Right next door, fall for the charm of the “Belle Époque” gem that is the Hotel Hermitage, which offers a stunning panorama over Port Hercule and the Prince’s Palace. For an authentic, boutique-style experience, the 3-star Columbus Hotel invites you to enjoy a local atmosphere together with the Monegasque way of life.
The Principality prides itself on its guarantee of safety and service and to achieve that, it enrols over 1.5 police officers per 100 inhabitants, making Monaco one of the safest cities in the world.
A new Seafront District
Designed as a continuation of the current coastline extending from the Grimaldi Forum to the Formula 1 Grand Prix tunnel, Mareterra is a new district currently under construction that will transform the Principality by adding six new hectares. The main attractions of this new area will include a Prince Jacques Promenade along the seafront with a unique mineral atmosphere, a blue cave that will allow the curious a glimpse into the internal workings of the new structure, a relaxation space, gardens, villas and residential buildings, as well as the Quai du Petit Portier and its marina.
A thriving Food Scene
Monaco’s restaurant scene never sleeps and the Principality constantly brims with innovative new dining concepts. From big-name chefs to local eateries, there is always a new restaurant to check out in the dynamic Principality. Alain Ducasse is entrusting the iconic Louis XV – Alain Ducasse to Emmanuel Pilon, who joined the renowned multi-Michelin-starred chef’s empire in 2009.
Down on the beachfront, don’t miss the seasonal restaurant with 100% organic and wild-caught fish, Elsa Monte-Carlo Beach.
Other news includes the opening of Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno at Hotel Hermitage in April 2022 and La Môme on the roof of the Hôtel Port Palace with decor inspired by the iconic Grace Kelly.
An inspiring Vision
Last but not least, although history is essential to Monaco, so is looking towards the future. A sustainable future that is. Indeed, Prince Albert of Monaco has committed the nation to a 2050 carbon-neutral goal that all sectors of the Principality are striving to meet.