24 Hours in Monaco

At just 200 hectares, Monaco may be the second-smallest country in the world but it is also well-known as the playground of the rich and famous.

Casino de Monte Carlo

Head towards Casino de Monte Carlo – if you have time, why not start the day and enjoy a coffee at the Café de Paris an upmarket little café on the Place du Casino where people watching is an indulgent activity. After a leisurely refreshment, step inside the casino itself to admire the breath-taking marble and gold atrium where 28 soaring onyx columns, detailed paintings and a Parisian engraved glass ceiling are a sight to behold.

Palace of Monaco

Head up to Monaco Ville and  a maze of narrow streets, hosting an array of local eateries and shops, lead to the grand Prince’s Palace of Monaco and the Jardins St Martin – these peaceful gardens are a wonderfully relaxing space overlooking the Mediterranean and dotted with a variety of sculptures. Overlooking the park is the Roman-Byzantine style Cathedrale de Monaco step inside this relatively understated cathedral where those who wish are able to visit the final resting place of the Grace Kelly, the Princess Grace Monaco.

F1 Circuit

Motor sport fans are also in for a treat - why not walk the notorious street “track” and keep your eyes peeled for nods to the city’s relationship with motor racing - looking out for the William Grover and Juan Manuel Fangio Statues. Walk through the infamous tunnel, around the swimming pool and of course, around arguably the most iconic hairpin bend on the F1 calendar.