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Monte Carlo tours and excursions

Monte Carlo tours

Helicopter tours

Heli-Air Monaco offers spectacular chopper tours above the principality and further afield if you want to sightsee in style. You can even zip off for a spot of skiing in the Alps in winter. Naturally, they don't come cheap.

Tel: +377 9205 0050.

Bus tours

If you don't fancy puffing and panting your way up the steep gradients of Monte Carlo then you can always take an open-top bus tour. The hop-on, hop-off service has 12 stops in total and takes you around all the key sights plus parts of the Grand Prix circuit.


Monte Carlo excursions


The resort of Menton lies 8km (5 miles) east of Monaco before the Italian border and is a sleepy affair compared to Nice. There's a promenade and green parks on hand for idle strolling, and plenty of pavement cafés and restaurants to enjoy afterwards. Its best visited during February's La Fête du Citron, when floats made of lemons and oranges wind through the streets.

Tel: +33 4 9241 7676.


A short, scenic train ride from Monte Carlo is Nice, France's fifth largest city. Situated along the Côte d'Azur, 14km (9 miles) west of Monaco, this lively city has been one of the Med's most fashionable resorts for centuries. It has much to offer by way of art, history and architecture.

Tel: +33 892 707 407.
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Featured Hotels


Hôtel Le Versailles

It isn't particularly inexpensive, but it's cheap for Monaco. Situated a few minutes of the Palais Princier, the Hôtel Le Versailles offers basic accommodation in a convenient location in La Condamine at the foot of Monaco-Ville. This 2-star also has a restaurant that serves French and Italian cuisine.

Hôtel Villa Boeri

Cross the road to Hôtel Villa Boeri and you also cross the border from Monaco to France. Yet despite being in a different country, the hotel is fairly centrally located with the Casino Square about 10 minutes away on foot. Some rooms have small terraces with partial sea views.

Monte-Carlo Beach Hotel

Away from the bustle of Monte Carlo's busy Casino Square is the Beach Hotel, a 5-star resort overlooking the Mediterranean. This luxury hotel was legendary in the 1930s, attracting high society from across the globe, and has retained its contemporary comforts. Guests can also benefit from a heated seawater swimming pool, stunning views and exceptional gastronomy.

Hôtel de Paris

Enviably situated in Casino Square, Hôtel de Paris opened in 1863 and is still the most glamorous place to stay in Monaco. Exquisitely decorated, the sumptuous rooms are decked out in antique furniture. Guests can also enjoy the luxury health spa, private beach and no fewer than three glittering restaurants.

Monte Carlo Bay

This refined resort opened in 2005 and has more than 300 rooms and suites, plus one palatial apartment. Guests can indulge themselves with the outdoor pool, lagoon and luxury spa, and take in views of the Mediterranean from the extensive grounds. Most rooms have striking sea views and the onsite restaurants are all fantastic too.

Hôtel Hermitage

Listed as a historic monument, the Hôtel Hermitage is an imposing belle époque hotel that remains one of the jewels in Monaco's architectural crown. Opulence abounds inside, with extravagant antiques and ornate décor, but also plenty of old-world style and elegance. Some rooms overlooking the harbour have their own terrace hot tubs.