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Zoological Garden

Zoological Garden

Zoological Garden

 

Zoological Garden (Les Terrases de Fontvielle, Monaco) – this zoo is home to nearly 250 animals representing about 50 species: exotic birds, turtles, caimans, hippopotamuses, reptiles, primates and farm animals. None of the animals here were purchased.

What makes Monaco’s Zoological Gardens unique is that its animals were all donated, or were abandoned or seized by customs. Finally, when the park’s facilities mean that it is no longer possible to guarantee good living conditions, the animals are then transferred to more appropriate zoos (as was the case, for example, with the white rhinoceros that once resided there). The Zoological Gardens of Monaco are one of the last royal menageries in the world. There is a playground inside the zoo. Admission: €5 (adults), €2.50 (children ages 6-14), free for children under 6 years. Hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm daily.


Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo

 

Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo (2 Avenue de Monte-Carlo, Monaco) – this is a health spa that combines innovation and savoir-faire in a 6600 m2 facility dedicated to wellness, fitness and preventive health. It’s the perfect place for a luxurious and healthy break in the heart of Monaco, facing the Mediterranean. Beauty, slimming and relaxation are all within reach, thanks to a team of multidisciplinary experts who assess every need and desire, providing a holistic solution in the way of personalized treatments and protocols.

A haven of calm and luxury, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo is an exceptional place that maximizes the benefits of the sea and the Mediterranean climate. From the heated pool, the bird’s eye view of the ocean is simply sublime. Here, everything is dedicated to wellness: the outdoor jacuzzi facing the port and the Rock, solarium, hammam, sauna & panoramic fitness room.


Monte Carlo Country Club

Monte Carlo Country Club

Monte Carlo Country Club

 

Monte Carlo Country Club (155 Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco) – for tennis enthusiasts, this country club is a worthy visit. It has 21 clay courts (of which 2 are covered, 13 with lighting, including hard courts), all playable throughout the year, are attractively set on terraces facing the shore.

Prior court reservations (via phone or in person) is not allowed – the courts are assigned on a first come, first served basis. At peak hours, the maximum time allowed is one hour for singles and 1 ½ hours for doubles. Visit its website for more info: www.mccc.mc

Note: the “Rolex Monte Carlo Masters” pro tennis event is held at the Country Club every April – attracting top male players like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, among others. This is one of the major international events for clay court players. Visit its website for tickets and other info on that event: https://montecarlotennismasters.com

 

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

 

Monaco Yacht Show (Port Hercule, La Condamine, Monaco) – held every September, the Monaco Yacht Show curates the exhibition of 125+ extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards and welcomes over 590 leading companies from the yachting industry.

First held in 1991, the Yacht Show has grown to become the world’s leading superyacht sales event and attracts visitors from around the globe. Given the limited land space that exists in Monaco, yachts often act as second residences for some of its wealthier citizens, as well as a status & lifestyle symbol. Visit its website for more info: www.monacoyachtshow.com

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix

 

Monaco Grand Prix – this legendary auto race (the only one that runs through urban streets) started back in 1929 (as part of similar auto races organized by auto clubs in other European countries like France, Italy, Spain & Belgium). This race, like other Grand Prixs, was postponed during World War II, and didn’t resume until 1950 (when Argentine Juan Fangio won the Monaco Grand Prix).

Over the years, advances in automotive technology coincided with growing international spectator interest in both Monaco’s and other Grand Prix events. Latter advances in mass media technology also helped drive global television audiences in the Monaco Grand Prix. The auto racers themselves assert that the race course’s elevation changes, tight corners, and a narrow throughway make this one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One racing. Nowadays, the Grand Prix is part of a weekend of VIP partying events, complete with celebrity sightings that resemble a Hollywood film premiere.

Monaco Boat Excursion

Monaco Boat Excursion

Monaco Boat Excursion

Monaco Boat Excursion – MER Yachting Services provides interested visitors the opportunity to take part in a one-day cruise departing from Monaco to the outskirts of Cannes (France) – cruising by various parts of the South of France, including Nice and Eze, Cap d’Ail and other points. Such a cruise gives visitors a truly unforgettable experience. Visit the MER website for details: www.meryachting.com

 

Sun Casino

Sun Casino

Sun Casino

 

Sun Casino (Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco) – this is a glittering establishment just a stone’s throw from the Place du Casino. Sun Casino the Principality’s answer to Las Vegas, a chic, welcoming venue full of contrasts and offering American-style entertainment – perfect for visitors of all budgets.

The spacious and lively gaming floor features 300 slots, including a wide variety of games such as video poker and electronic roulette, and about 30 table games (featuring blackjack, craps, English roulette, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em). The casino has been around for over 40 years and hosts regular slot tournaments throughout the year.

Stade Louis II

Stade Louis II

Stade Louis II

Stade Louis II (7 Avenue des Castelans, Fontvieille, Monaco) — tn this part of Monaco, the Stade Louis II was opened in 1985. A football pitch with 16,000 seats, surrounded by an athletics track, a sports hall with 3,000 seats and an Olympic sized heated fresh water swimming pool, make it possible to hold international competitions at the highest level and do so in one of the finest sports complexes in the world. This is also the home of the AS Monaco football team. See the team’s website for info on upcoming games: www.asmonaco.com

 

Port Hercules

Port Hercules

Port Hercules

 

Monte Carlo Golf Club (Route du Mont Agel, La Turbie, France) – located on the outskirts of Monaco, this is an 18-hole golf course. It most immediately has the distinction of being located 900 meters above sea level (just under the peak of Mont Agel). It’s found not far from Nice (France) precisely because the Principality of Monaco doesn’t have enough territory to accommodate a golf course like this one. The spectacular view of the Mediterranean coastline is reason unto itself to play there.
Check the Golf Club’s website for updated info on green fees & entry requirements: https://golfdemontecarlo.com

Monte Carlo Golf Club

Monte Carlo Golf Club

Monte Carlo Golf Club

Monte Carlo Country Club (155 Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco) – for tennis enthusiasts, this country club is a worthy visit. It has 21 clay courts (of which 2 are covered, 13 with lighting, including hard courts), all playable throughout the year, are attractively set on terraces facing the shore.

Prior court reservations (via phone or in person) is not allowed – the courts are assigned on a first come, first served basis. At peak hours, the maximum time allowed is one hour for singles and 1 ½ hours for doubles. Visit its website for more info: www.mccc.mc

Note: the “Rolex Monte Carlo Masters” pro tennis event is held at the Country Club every April – attracting top male players like Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer, among others. This is one of the major international events for clay court players. Visit its website for tickets and other info on that event: https://montecarlotennismasters.com