Monaco is considered by many to be the epicentre of yachting in the Mediterranean, with a vast port that is home to numerous iconic superyachts as well as the Lord Foster-designed Yacht Club de Monaco. The Principality is renowned for being clean and safe, with a large selection of luxury boutiques, international restaurants and cultural hotspots on offer.
Why visit Monaco?
If you enjoy the finer things in life, Monaco will surely not disappoint. Away from the port, the central hub of activity in Monte Carlo is Casino Square, with many of the Principality’s iconic hotels located a short distance away. The American Bar in the Hotel de Paris is the perfect setting for an early evening cocktail before dinner at Nobu, Buddha Bar, Cipriani or the Chef’s Table at Joel Robuchon Monte-Carlo. If you are looking for things to do in Monaco in October, enjoy a night at the Beaux-Arts casino, take in a ballet performance at the Salon de Garnier from the internationally-renowned Monte-Carlo dance company, or enjoy a spectacular musical performance at the Monte-Carlo Sporting. For a little history, a tour of the Old Monaco area – known as Le Rocher – is fascinating, with the Royal Palace taking pride of place at the top of the hill and the Saint Nicholas Cathedral and Oceanographic Museum well worth a visit, too.
La Montgolfiere Henri Geraci
Nestled among the pretty cobblestone alleyways of Le Rocher, the Gastronomic Flight experiences at La Montgolfiere Henri Geraci have put this establishment firmly on the map for those in the know. Run by Monegasque chef Henri Geraci and his wife Fabienne, the restaurant is famed for its distinctive menu fusing local cuisine with influences from around the world, always with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce.