Exhilarating Outdoors of Monaco

The culture of the sea in Monaco gives birth to a specific lifestyle where outdoor activities and sports are practiced by many, encouraged throughout the year by the ever smooth Mediterranean climate. And what better view it is to engage in these activities while openly facing the big blue?


Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco has a fantastic coastline that is home to sailing boats and refined yachts anchored in its “Hercule” and “Fontvieille” ports. Its maritime location allows visitors to enjoy the crystal clear waters and practice water sports activities throughout the year.

You can rent a ski Jet for a 20 to 30 minutes ride, venture with parachute rides, banana boats and even Donut, a kind of float that is pulled by a speedboat and flyboard and a combination of Jet-skiing and jet pack.

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Opened in 1911, the Monte-Carlo Golf Club offers an 18 holes par 72 golf course in a idyllic setting between the sea and the mountains. Nestled between the French and Italian Riviera, is just a 10 minute drive away from Monaco.

A green paradise surrounded by blue at 900 metres above sea level, the golf course guarantees pure enjoyment and total relaxation. The golf club is accessible to its members only, including guests holding the ‘Cercle Monte-Carlo’ card, courtesy of Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

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Inaugurated in 1928, the Monte-Carlo Country Club offers a comprehensive range of activities. Equipped with 21 clay tennis courts it is known worldwide for hosting the Monte-Carlo International Tennis Tournament (now Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters), held in April every year.

The tournament is a player and fan favourite due to its magnificent location with the vast sea view and long tradition of champions. It gathers the world’s best sportsmen including Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who won an Open Era record eight successive titles there from 2005 to 2012.

The Monte-Carlo Country Club is accessible to its members only, including guests holding the Cercle Monte-Carlo card, courtesy of Monte Carlo Société des Bains de Mer.

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Every year in the third week of May, the charming and curvilinear streets of Monaco give way to one of the most popular events in the world, the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco. Deemed by pilots as the most challenging of the calendar, its circuit is only 3.4 kilometers long and adds adrenaline and flashes to the small country.

The first time the aerodynamic cars revved up the tires in the streets of Monaco was in 1929.

The Monte Carlo Race is referred to as the most charming of Formula 1, as the city itself exudes glamour with its yachts populating the harbour, the Casino in the background in addition to international personalities who fly to Monaco specially for this event.

Can’t get enough of race cars? Check out the Rallye de Monte-Carlo, Formula E Grand Prix and the Historic Grand Prix.

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