Why You Need to Be in Monte Carlo?

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One of the first things that come to everyone's mind when you mention Monte Carlo is the Grand Prix. This small city in Monaco is famous for playing host for the most anticipated car race in the world every year. This event is commonly referred to as "Monte Carlo" because it is largely inside the Monte Carlo neighborhood of Monaco.

Every year, the city plays host to top Formula One drivers on 2 weekends in the month of May. Depending on when you are visiting, you can also watch as Monte Carlo host respective feeder series that includes Formula 3000, and GP2 Series.

Indeed, there are tons of reasons why you should visit Monte Carlo and the rest of Monaco. While Monaco may be the second smallest country in the world, it holds within its mere 200 hectares, beautiful sights that allure and inspire. The country is world center for Motorsports. It is bordered on three sides by France and its center is just about 16 kilometers from Italy and about 13 kilometers northeast of Nice, France.

Driving through the highway of Monte Carlo is quite a sight to behold. The view of the streets is not just extravagant but breathtaking. Monte Carlo is the only place in the world that you can get to meet world best drivers, most of them living here in Monte Carlo. Of course, unless you are a risk taker, this city is not the place to learn to drive manually.

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The Monte Carlo Rally is just among one of the many reasons why you should see this beautiful country. It is a motorsport event organized every year by Automobile Club de Monaco. It is the same Automobile Club de Monaco that also organizes the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix as well as the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. It involves top drivers taking off from other parts of Europe and converging in Monte Carlo.

The Glitz and Glamour of Monaco

Monaco boasts of glitz and glamour at every turn - from motorsports events to beautiful restaurants and casinos, you can't get enough of this small country.

The country is truly beautiful and has lots of rich men. It is a home to the most millionaires per capita in the world. In fact, the citizens don't pay tax here. As a country that plays host to Grand Prix and other motorsports events, it is not surprising that you can see incredible fancy cars everywhere on the street of Monte Carlo. In fact, when you are in Monte Carlo, you can't go into any hotel without seeing a shiny new half a million dollar car parked somewhere around the hotel.

You can get to Monaco through Nice International Airport. Once you land, you can take a car to Monaco. Apart from using a car, you can also get into Monaco using a train service from downtown Nice, Cannes, and Ventimiglia, Italy. While French is the official language of Monaco, most people here speak English very well. If you are coming from the United States, Canada, Australia, and other English-speaking countries, you won't have any problem communicating with the residents.


If shopping in high-end shops is your thing, Monte Carlo has tons of high-end shops that include Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Prada, and Yves Saint Laurent. Apart from fashion, Monte Carlo has shops for every high-end car dealerships you can imagine. For a small country, there is a lot you can buy in Monaco. You can pay for anything you buy here in euro when you visit Monte Carlo. If you are coming from any country in Europe, there is no need to change your money.

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The beauty of Monaco is their sophisticated casinos. Monaco may be small, but it has 5 casinos that are among the best in the world. In fact, one of the casinos - Casino de Monte-Carlo is one of the world's most famous casinos.

You don't need to have an urge to gamble before you visit this exclusive casino. You need to visit Monte Carlo just to see the amazing decor here. If you wish to try your hands at various games and get opportunity of winning good money, you can play each game starting at just €5

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Do you want to see how beautiful this country is? Visit the harbors in Monte Carlo. You will see some of the most beautiful harbors in the world in this location. Moreover, the cliffs and multi-million dollar mega-yachts on these harbors make it more sophisticated, and spectacular.

Monaco also has some of the best restaurants in Europe. If you are visiting Monaco for the first time, don't miss the experience of eating Mediterranean-style gourmet cuisine at Hotel de Paris' Le Grill. It costs about €75. This restaurant has exceptional decor and amazing service. The highlight of your visit to this restaurant will be when the ceiling slides open to reveal the heavens above. Just make sure you take enough photographs to keep the memory forever afresh. Note that as a gentleman, you will need to wear a jacket to get access to this restaurant.

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A visit to Monaco will inspire and motivate you. This small country is more than just motorsports. If you love cars, you will find sophisticated cars here. If you love to gamble, there are tons of world-class casinos here. You can also shop your heart out at some of the high-end shopping centers in Monte Carlo. As summer is gently approaching, start now to prepare your visit.
However, don't miss out on Grand Prix coming up sometime this May.

Taisiya Lavi

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