The beautiful Casino de Monte-Carlo
Find out how Monte Carlo offers lavish design inspiration.
Not just a playground for the rich and famous, Monte Carlo, Monaco, offers lavish design inspiration and luxurious restaurants that are worth the splurge for a special occasion.
WHERE TO STAY: Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo
The expansive marble lobby of the famed Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo greets guests with a grand sense of arrival. The spacious sunny rooms are a delightful combination of charming and contemporary. Place du Casino, hoteldeparismontecarlo.com.
WHERE TO STAY: Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
This relaxed, family-friendly resort is packed with recreational amenities, such as a spa, two pools and four restaurants. The rooms are modern yet cozy, with contemporary oak furniture and sandstone floors. 40 Ave. Princesse Grace, montecarlobay.com.
WHERE TO EAT: Le Vistamar
This Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, located in the Hôtel Hermitage, flaunts effortlessly elegant decor achieved by the much-lauded French designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. With tables overlooking the harbour, dinner here is worth every euro. Square Beaumarchais, hotelhermitagemontecarlo.com.
WHAT TO DO: Casino de Monte-Carlo
This beautiful belle epoque-style building is the place to visit, whether you’re a gambler or not. The interior is utterly sumptuous, with soaring ceilings, lavish chandeliers and onyx columns. Place du Casino, casinomontecarlo.com.
WHERE TO SHOP: La Boutique du Rocher
Opened by Princess Grace in 1966, the shop offers a delightful selection of handcrafted Monegasque and Provençal items, such as ceramics and mirrors. All proceeds go to local charities. 1 Ave. de la Madone, 377-93-30-91-17.