Despite being the second smallest country in the world, the Principality of Monaco defies its size restraints, offering more than 600 cultural and business events every year, 2,500 rooms and suites for visitors, some 80,000 sq. feet of event spaces for professionals… Let us find out the top 10 reasons to visit Monaco!
01 MONACO AS THE HEART OF EUROPE
Rail and roads connect Monaco with all of Europe, but Monaco’s main gate of entry is Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport which enjoys 100+ direct daily flights from all major international hubs in Europe and the Middle East. Then it takes a 30-minute cinematic journey by car or an unforgettable 7-minute helicopter flight, James Bond style, to reach the Principality! So why not add one more touch of elegance to your trip?
02 EXCEPTIONAL MICROCLIMATE AND WORLD CLASS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS
Surrounded by the French and Italian alps, Monaco glistens in the Mediterranean sun for almost 300 days a year, even during the winter season. Spring and fall seasons’ mild temperatures allow for the practice of ski in the alps (5 ski resorts in France & Italy within an-hour drive range) and water ski in Monaco on the same day! Natural reserves and National parks surround the Principality for amazing wildlife experiences and hikes. With bright and clean beaches, its marine sanctuary and its various water sports offerings, Monaco is the most elegant sunny summer destination.
03 MONACO IS THE SAFEST PLACE IN EUROPE
If safety is your number one priority in a destination, then Monaco is for you. Security is paramount for the tiny constitutional monarchy and is provided by an armed national police force consisting of 515 men and women, giving it the reputation of being the “safest square mile” in Europe. What’s more, policemen and carabinieri will always welcome tourists’ questions and offer them directions and recommendations with a smile.
04 ACTION-PACKED MONACO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
It would take an entire publication to talk about and show all the 700+ cultural and sporting events that Monaco hosts. From Opera to contemporary pop-music concerts; the Ballets to the Circus; Formula 1 to the Red Cross Ball, World-class congresses and symposiums: the options are endless. Feel the moment in the country’s vibrant event scene. Keep posted about the yearly programme on visitmonaco.com
05 WORLD-CLASS INCENTIVE EVENTS IN MONACO
Monaco has been the preferred choice for international companies to host their corporate events, due to its expertise, experience and a proven formula to receive them. Monaco certainly leaves organisations satisfied and impressed with its excellence, the glamour on top!
06 MONACO’S WORLD RENOWNED GASTRONOMIC SCENES
Packed with Michelin-starred restaurants ran by world-renowned chefs like Alain Ducasse, Joel Robuchon and Alan Yau, Monaco also offers plenty of affordable food places praised by the locals and visitors alike for their scrumptious national and international cuisines. Monaco’s cuisine was influenced by Italian and French gastronomy but each dish has a unique touch.
07 HOTELS THAT MEET YOUR NEEDS
Spreading across Monaco are 14 hotels exemplifying excellence in hospitality regardless of their category. From the luxurious to the exclusive, from the family friendly to boutique styles, hotels always offer views of the natural landscapes and the highest level of service, with that warm touch. Fairmont Monte-Carlo, Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Metropole Monte-Carlo… are regular recipients and winners of prestigious international hospitality awards, contributing to the ongoing legend of Monte-Carlo worldwide.
08 THE MULTICULTURAL PRINCIPALITY
Although the official language of Monaco is French, English is a favourite vehicular language as a result of the residents of 139 nationalities living and working in the Principality. Travellers from the world, you will be able to enjoy a polite, friendly and professional interaction in different languages on every occasion.
09 THE MOST LUXURIOUS HARBOURS OF EUROPE
Port Hercule and Port de Fontvieille are some of the most visited photo spots in the country. The sight is indeed impressive with luxurious super yachts juxta positioned against the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, the area houses many dining options and nightlife spots to end a perfect evening. Port Hercule hosts the Monaco Yacht Show, held in September every year and is the world’s most prestigious super yacht showcase.
10 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Situated in the middle of the Riviera of France and Italy, glamorous and sophisticated Monaco enjoys the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea, the surrounding alps’ natural landscapes, the quaint villages of the back-country and much more. Sports gear in the morning and Tuxedo in the evening: Monaco is the ideal location to enjoy the wealth of experiences offered by three different nations and major cultures of Europe, in one go.