Independent from the Republic of Genoa in 1297, Monaco is the 2nd smallest country in the world after the Vatican City. Monaco’s total area is only 1.24 square miles. Ruled by the descendant of Grimaldi family, this is a principality closely linked to France but which still is an independent nation. Monaco is part of the glamorous French Riviera. Headed by the Prince Albert of Monaco, this is one of the most affluent spot in the world. Surround by the Mediterranean Sea and France, Monaco is the place for glamour, tanning, chilling, partying, visiting and show-off. As a point of interest, Prince Albert’s mother was Grace Kelly, married to the Prince of Monaco Rainier III. She became Princess of Monaco in 1956.
No matter the purpose of your trip, you can reach Monaco by landing in Cannes or Nice airport. Then, you can choose a luxury chauffeured car service to bring you there: it takes around 45 mn. Many vehicles are available according to the number of passengers, luggage and preferences. The chauffeurs, at Kingdom Limousines have developed strong skills to drive you safely and show you the best places in Monaco. One of the best known areas of the principality is The Rock or Le Rocher which is a large rocky bluff. This is what we call Monaco-Ville and where the Prince lives. The palace dates from the 13th century and sits high above Monaco. If the flag is raised in the main tower, it means the Prince is at home. One of the main attractions is the changing guards at the Prince’s Palace.
Next to the Palais, you can visit the Oceanographic museum: settled 90 meters above sea level and it took 11 years to construct the foundations that stop the museum toppling to the ground. Opened in 1910, this is one of the oldest aquariums in the world. There are three aquariums: a Mediterranean, a Tropical and a Shark Lagoon.
A must to do is visiting the Casino Monte-Carlo: built in the Beaux Art Style in 1893, the Casino Monte-Carlo is one of the most famous casinos in the world. On a side note, Residents of Monaco are not allowed to gamble or even enter the Casino. You should try your luck at the slots in one of the four casinos: your chauffeur can lead you to the Casino Monte Carlo, Casino Café de Paris, Monte-Carlo bay Casino Monaco or the Sun Casino.
In terms of shopping, Monaco is a good as the big cities. Known for its opulence, you can expect to find a good range of upscale shopping opportunities: perfume, retail, jewellery, shoes … ask your luxury chauffeured car service to bring you to the Pavilions Monte-Carlo, the Metropole shopping or the various shopping surrounded the hotel de Paris.
After a long shopping day-out, our chauffeur guide will propose you to spend some time with a spa treatment at les Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo: a 6 000 m² facility dedicated to wellness and health. Do not look for another place to relax, have a break and enjoy an outstanding moment overhanging the Mediterranean Sea with a balmy weather.
In the meantime, a reliable luxury chauffeured car service is also able to book a restaurant for your dinner: it can be one of the most expensive in the world with the Louis XV restaurant (three stars Michelin), Joel Robuchon with two stars or just outside in Menton at the Mirazur recently ranked 3rd best restaurant in the world.
There are several other restaurants without Michelin star but with a different atmosphere and delicious food: we’re thinking about the Buddha Bar, Song QI, Avenue 31, Coya or Beef Bar.
Principality of Monaco offers amazing show in its Opera of Monte-Carlo. Also known as Salle Garnier, the venue is located on the Place de Casino which is the most famous spot in all of Monaco. Built in 1878, the performance space is covered in pretty red and gold decorations. Should you like opera, ballet, or musical concerts then don’t miss the chance to catch a show in this opulent setting. Your limo driver will be waiting for you.
Interested in nightlife entertainment? Monaco has no reason to be jealous of other cities in the French Riviera: Buddha Bar, Coya Monte-Carlo, Jimmy’z or Twiga… there are many trendy places attracting the crowd. Chauffeurs & Limousines services are all parked next to these places, waiting for their clients entertaining themselves.
Monaco has also enabled itself to propose a wide offer in terms of activities during the high and low season. The main event are the Monaco Yacht Show, Rolex Masters, the Rose ball or the Jazz Festival… However, the flower of Monaco is undeniably its Formula One Races, taking places every year in May. Known to be one of the most famous races in the world, it cuts through the streets of the city. Companies hire a luxury chauffeured car service to arrange all the airport transfers, shuttle or limousine service during this week-end in order to create customer loyalty. To get more information on the chauffeurs’ services options, you can contact our office Kingdom Limousines at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 33 (0)4 83 73 61 24.