Monaco is a beautiful micro-state on the French Riviera, just 45 minutes by bus from Nice (France) airport. I got to spend a few days in this tiny country and I loved it to bits. It’s fascinating to see the extravagant lifestyle where you will see the most fanciest cars on a row and enormous yachts.

This place is well-known for the casino and the Grand Prix races. Good to know: all taxi rides within Monte Carlo have a fixed price of €15. It’s a really small city/country. I loved my walks through all the streets and the boulevard. Here are a few things you can do when you’re in Monaco!

1. Jardin Exotique

My high light of Monaco was Jardin Exotique, located on a hill. In my opinion a must visit if you’re in Monaco. You will find a beautiful garden with lots of cactuses and a gorgeous view of Monte Carlo.

Tip: take bus 2 to get there from Monte Carlo. If you buy the ticket from the vending machine it costs €1,50 per ride, or buy it in the bus for €2 per ride. 

2. Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo

Treat yourself with a spa day at Thermes Marins. The jacuzzi with the Monaco view is pretty epic right?!

Address: 2 Avenue de Monte-Carlo
Website: www.thermesmarinsmontecarlo.com

3. L’Hirondell

Right at the Thermes-Marins spa you can have a lunch at L’hirondell. You can actually enjoy your lunch her during your spa in your bathrobe. We had a delicious 3 course meal here on the terrace with a view over the harbour.

Address: 2 Avenue de Monte-Carlo
Website: www.montecarlosbm.com/restaurant-monaco/terrasses-vue-mer/hirondelle/

4. Casino

The icon of Monte-Carlo is the casino. The entrance fee is €12.
We didn’t have much time so we didn’t pay to get in. Though we took a look in the hall and the room with slot machines.

5. Cafe de Paris

Right in front of the casino is café de Paris. We stopped here for a coffee, it’s the perfect spot to observe the casino crowed, counting all the porches, ferraris, Lamborghinis etc.

Address: Place du Casino; Monaco

6. Buddha Bar

We enjoyed the “Family style prestige” menu at the Buddha Bar. Live DJ was playing in this trendy restaurant/lounge club. Look how cute the shrimp curry was served in a coconut.

Address: Place du Casino
Website: www.buddhabarmontecarlo.com

7. Monte-Carlo Bay resort

I stayed at Monte-Carlo Bay resort that has its own casino in the hotel. Check out the full hotel review –> here. There is also a €25 discount code for all your hotel bookings.

Address:40 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco
Website: www.montecarlobay.com