Monaco is the playground of the world’s billionaires and a glimmering gem along the French Riviera. A name that’s synonymous with yachting, the jet-set lifestyle and sunshine, the sovereign city-state is the best place to begin or end a luxury charter through the Cote d’Azur.
From the fleet of superyachts that line its world-famous marina to the sports cars by Casino Square, the high-end fashion boutiques and renowned restaurants, Monaco is an opulent domain that is best experienced via a luxury Monaco yacht charter. Ideally situated, we share three reasons why you should explore Monaco during a yacht charter.
1. World-class dining and nightlife
If fine dining and sampling vintage wine are two things you enjoy, then Monaco is the place to be. With countless excellent restaurants, bars and cafes to visit, visitors will be spoiled for choice when visiting Monaco. Indulge in the sheer excellence of its food offering, which includes top-of-the-range gastronomy, with Michelin-star chefs creating creative, delicious and innovative dishes and traditional, regional dishes from the South of France. For a truly decadent experience, book a table at Le Louis XV, a three Michelin star restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris, with a surprising haute couture menu from chefs Dominique Lory and Alain Ducasse. If you want dinner with a view, head to Le Blue Bay, which faces the Mediterranean, and relish the Caribbean flavours that mix with the South of France. After you’ve enjoyed your meal, head out for a night on the town. For those who enjoy gambling, the Monte Carlo Casino is a must-visit. Be seduced by its plush, rich setting and try your hand at blackjack before enjoying a well-earned drink at the stunning Buddha Bar. Inspired by the Garnier Opera House in Paris with a mixture of gilded mouldings, ancient sculptures and a colonial Asian setting, it’s the place to see and be seen. Head to Jimmy’z or Coya for an unforgettable night dancing with some of the world’s best DJs, or to local favourite La Rascasse for a salsa night and Dj battle – the choice is yours.
2. Rich history and culture
Monaco has so much more to offer than just fine-dining and partying. While exploring this sophisticated city, learn more about its past by visiting some of its historical sites. The Prince’s Palace of Monaco, located on a hilltop opposite Port Hercules, is the official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco. It was built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress and has been bombarded and besieged several times over the years. Visit the Palace and State Apartments to see how the royal family lives and to immerse yourself in a part of the city’s living past. The Saint Nicolas Cathedral is on the site of the first parish church built in Monaco in 1252 and is where several of the Grimaldis are buried, including Grace Kelly and Rainier III. Wander through the Jardin St. Martin to take in the stunning views of the city and Mediterranean and visit the Oceanographic Museum, which is part of the Institut oceanographique, dedicated to sharing its knowledge of the ocean. A truly beautiful museum of marine sciences, it is home to over 6,000 specimens and priceless collections of Natural History.
3. Leading social events
Home to the annual Grand Monaco Prix and Monaco Yacht Show, the city, hosts several leading social events each year. What better way to experience the city than by combining your visit to one of these events with a Monaco yacht charter? Providing the ideal combination of luxury, privacy and comfort, it also provides a secure location to host your own events during these annual gatherings. A Monaco yacht charter is the best way to enjoy the Monaco Grand Prix, Yacht Show or other events while impressing all your guests, whether they be business or personal.