Sightseeing



Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Port Hercule located in the La Condamine area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Monte Carlo.


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Fort Antoine


Overlooking the old port on the northeastern section of the Rock, this 18th-century fortress is now a well-attended, open-air theater. After sustaining heavy damage in 1944, the site was extensively reconstructed a decade later. The theater...  Read More


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"Monaco le Film"


This remarkable documentary chronicles the region's history and gives particular emphasis to the Rocher and the monarchy. Available in six languages, the 35-minute film is shown in the Pêcheurs car-park amphitheatre and promises an informative,...  Read More


Changing of the Monégasque Guard


This spectacular event occurs daily in front of the Place du Palais, a remarkable structure featuring items bequeathed by Louis XIV.


Casino de Monte Carlo


In 1863, famed architect Charles Garnier designed this imposing casino overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The casino is noted for its Bohemian glass chandeliers, rococo ceilings, and columned gold-and-marble atrium that segues into the legendary...  Read More


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Salle Garnier


This opera house combines magnificent, late 19th-century architecture with unparalleled ambiance and acoustics. Since 1892, it has been home of the Monte Carlo Opera. The facility has a long, storied history, having showcased legendary...  Read More


Hôtel du Gouvernement

Inaugurated in 1894 by Prince Albert I, this stately architectural wonder now serves as the Monégasque high administration headquarters and the Minister of State's residence.


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Stade Louis II


Noted for its striking, contemporary architecture, this massive arena provides a forum for virtually every sport imaginable: football, basketball, gymnastics, track and field, boxing, weightlifting, martial arts and table tennis. There's also an...  Read More


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Le Rocher

Monaco's towering landmark, a 60-meter rock outcrop, is the site of the Cathedral, the Palais de Justice and the Palais Princier. Le Rocher, which sits in the Old Town of Monaco-Ville, is noted for its medieval architecture and distinguished...  Read More


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La Condamine
Port Hercule

Included among the world's most photographed ports, this scenic harbor is situated at the base of The Rock. The royal palace sits atop the hill, above the port, overlooking moored boats and yachts. The area is noted for shopping, sightseeing and...  Read More


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