Many people don’t know this, but Monaco is not a city of France. It is its own Principality with its own Royal Family. It’s the second smallest country in the world and the richest. It’s a popular destination due to its gambling and being so close to the French Rivera. It’s a great country to visit but it can be very expensive so budget accordingly!
French is the dominant language while few will speak English. It’s important however to not assume they speak English and to always ask first.
Bonjour – Hello
S’il vous plaît - Please
Parlez Vous Anglais – Do you speak English
Excusez Moi – Excuse me
Pardon – Sorry
Merci Beaucoup – Thanks you very much
Another four-star hotel that is right next to the beach. Why not the best property it is a great accommodation on a lower budget.
The average price per night starts at €200.
A four-star hotel situated right on the water. This is a great accommodation that has a luxury feel without breaking the bank. This is also the largest resort in Monaco with lots of activities on site.
The average price per night starts at €250.
This accommodation is arguably the nicest and most expensive hotel in the city. It has an amazing location right by the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino. Staying here is a very luxurious experience and it will not come cheap.
The average price per night starts at €600.
An interesting historical figure is Baron Francois Joseph Bosio. He was a Monegasque sculptor and he gained recognition in the beginning of the 19th century. He sculpted the French Monarchy and many of the famous statutes in Paris such as Equestrian Statue of Louis XIV.
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Monaco has many Mediterranean influences and it reflects in their local cuisine. Their national dish is Barbajuan which is a fritter that is stuffed with ricotta cheese…I mean fried cheese I’m in!
Located in Old Town its located right next door to the Prince’s Palace. They serve lunch and dinner and have set three and four course menus.
Average meal for a four-course dinner is €55.
This restaurant is unique as it’s the first 100% organic Michelin stared restaurant in the country. It has a sea view and features Mediterranean cuisine.
Average meal per person is €150.
Located in Hotel De Paris this is a three Michelin Star Restaurant! Arguably the nicest restaurant in all of Monaco. They have a completely couture menu and their signature menu includes fresh fish, herbs and vegetables.
Average meal for a set menu is €380.
Monaco is on the E and F plug which is 230V and standard frequency is 50 HZ. To avoid issues, you will need an adapter AND convertor! I would recommend BESTEK Universal it works in multiple destinations and has USB ports. I have been using it for a while and love it! Now all my ladies out there you will need a DIFFERENT adapter for your curling irons and straighteners. I know its extra money but trust me! I have blown out a few curling irons, it’s worth the extra money and luggage space. Conair has the best adapter for pretty much every country. Check it out here.
That Monaco is a French city this is the biggest misconception about Monaco. It is not a part of France but its own country. it is boarded on all sides by France which is why people confuse it for France. They even have their own government and royal family.
Monaco is a very safe country and the people are very welcoming! You can travel around as a solo woman with no issues. For more information click here. For more information click here.
You want to visit in the spring/summer. The whole point of visiting the Mediterranean coast is to enjoy the weather and this is the perfect time to do so!
Even though Monaco is a high-end destination tipping here is not mandatory! Another tip is make sure to bring your ID everywhere. Gambling is allowed for foreigners but not locals.
Monaco is not formally apart of EU but follows it’s polices and is on the Euro. You will have no problem using credit cards or finding an ATM in Monaco.
Walking! Monaco is a walking city be prepared to walk EVERYWHERE! Good shoes are important here, but they can’t be crocs, Monaco does have a dress code. I got a pair of cute and comfortable wedges and was able to get around the city fine and never feel underdressed.
Wifi is available at most locations for free but it will be limited. Depending on the length of your trip either add international to your plan or invest in a portable wifi. A company I use often is SkyRoam, they have very affordable rates!
If you time your trip right you can attend the Monaco Grand Prix which is the biggest event in the city!
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