Planning Your Monte Carlo Trip

Monte Carlo, famous for her hotels, casinos, glamour and celebrity sightings, is not the capital of Monaco.If this surprises you, you are not alone.Though Monte Carlo is located in Monaco, and is home to the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix circuit as well as the best known casino in the world, Monaco does not have a capital.


Monaco is the world's most densely populated country at nearly 34,000 residents in only a square mile. It is also the second-smallest independent nation in the world. Monaco is the world's smallest French speaking nation.

Tourism is Monaco's main source of income and is one of the most expensive places to visit. Real estate in Monaco and Monte Carlo is also some of the most expensive in the world.

The pier on the harbour was extended in 2001 to accommodate large cruise ships. Cruise ships bring a vast number of tourists to Monte Carlo every year.

Monte Carlo Hotels

Some of Monte Carlo's highlights include the Opera, the Cabaret, the Salle des Etoiles, the Monte Carlo Golf Club and the Monte Carlo Country Club, as well as Casino Square.

The Hotel de Paris Monte Carlo is a five star hotel with 191 rooms, 28 junior suites, 43 suites and one presidential suite. The hotel provides a complimentary newspaper on weekdays as well as many other amenities and services. Monte Carlo's Hotel de Paris is conveniently located in Casino Square.

All hotels in Monte Carlo focus their attention on client satisfaction. The majority of hotels in Monte Carlo are four star or five star luxury hotels whose staff understands the importance of quality and luxury.

Monte Carlo Casino

What Monte Carlo holiday would be complete without visiting the casino? More information about the casino and photographs can be viewed at our section

Built by famous architect Charles Garnier in 1878, the Monte Carlo Casino is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful structures in the world. The atrium is paved in marble and surrounded by 28 onyx columns. The casino offers public and private game rooms and is open daily.

Monte Carlo Sports and Events

In addition to a great night life, the casino and luxury hotels in Monte Carlo, you will also find a wide variety of sporting events. The Monte Carlo streets hosts the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, more details at

Monte Carlo also hosts many world championship boxing events, the Monte Carlo Masters tennis championship, fashion shows and many more must-see events. No matter when you plan your Monte Carlo holiday, it is sure to be one you will never forget.

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