Quick Guide to Monte Carlo

The entertainment capital of Monaco, Monte Carlo has been the playground of the rich and famous for years, and is a must-visit for lovers of the high life.

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How to Get to Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (and Monaco itself) has no airport of its own, so if travelling by air, you will have to fly to Nice, which is about 40 kilometres west of your destination. Once you touch down, there are regular shuttle buses between Nice Cote-d'Azur International and Monte Carlo, so onward travel shouldn't be too taxing. If you are really looking to splash-out, then Heli-Air Monaco also offer a helicopter service between Nice and Monet Carlo. There are also direct high-speed train services from Paris, so lovers of rail travel can hop on the Eurostar from London and just one changeover in the French capital can take you all the way to Monaco. If you are happy to pay the mooring fees, you can also arrive into the city by boat into its Port Hercule dock.

What to Do in Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo is the hub of every holiday in Monaco, as it is the entertainment centre of this tiny nation. Central to life in Monte Carlo are the casinos, including the world famous Grand Casino, which is the perfect place to play out all of your James Bond fantasies. The Monaco Grand Prix also runs through the streets of the city once a year, and is a spectacle not to be missed. Monte Carlo is also teeming with some of the world's finest restaurants and bars, perfect for the travelling gourmet.