A day in Monaco
The city of Monaco, only 9 km far from Menton, is a surprising destination. You can easily reach Monaco from Menton to discover the wealth and the sumptuous views that the Principality offers. Here are some tracks to plan your excursion and fall under the charm of the splendour of Monaco, or enjoy its large choice of sporting and cultural events.
How to get to Monaco from Menton
From the city of Menton, you can reach the Principality of Monaco in less than 10 minutes by train by getting off at the Monaco-Ville stop / station. By car it takes 20 minutes from the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée. Go through the Basse Corniche road, well-known for offering a beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea between Menton and Monaco.
Monaco, the enclave of luxury
The Principality of Monaco arouses curiosity. Its richness, luxury and greatness intrigue many tourists, who come to discover the city nestled in the heart of the French Riviera.
The show is guaranteed at every street corner. The density of luxury cars and shops is tremendous in this small plot of land large of 4km².
Among the vintage cars that transports you to the golden age of Formula 1 and the brand new sport cars of the most famous automobile manufacturers, lovers of beautiful bodywork are served. The luxury boutiques are for the most part concentrated in the Monte Carlo district: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rolex, and Hermès for example.
The Rock of Monaco is the historical heart of the city, to the extent that it’s one of its nicknames. Access to the top of the Rock by foot, the more you climb, the more the view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Port Hercules of Monaco will be beautiful. On the spot, take the time to admire the dominant view on all Monaco and make some souvenir photographs.
On the Rock of the Principality of Monaco, you can visit the Prince's Palace and its large square which rise above the old town of Monaco. Every day at 11:55 AM, attend the Changing the Guard ceremony at the Palace of the Prince of Monaco.
In this district of Monaco you will also find the famous Oceanographic Museum, founded in 1889, which has one of the largest European collections of marine specimens. You can end your visit by taking a coffee on its panoramic terrace which offers an overview of the buildings of Monaco, the Port Hercules, the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea.
Then you can treat yourself a stroll through the narrow streets of the old town surrounded by ancient Renaissance mansions and small shops.
The Port Hercules
At the foot of the rock is the Port Hercules, one of the most beautiful in the world, which hosts sumptuous and luxury boats. The Port Hercules of Monaco gives the impression of being tiny around those large ships, large rocks, large buildings ... It’s the effect of the megalomania of the Principality of Monaco. The numerous restaurants surrounding the Port Hercules invite you to take a gastronomic break in a wonderful place.
Prestigious events throughout the year
The Principality of Monaco hosts many prestigious sporting events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Monte-Carlo International Jumping, the Herculis Diamond League Athletics Meeting, and the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters... For soccer / football fans, the legendary Stade Louis II where Monaco plays its Ligue 1 matches welcomes you to admire the stars Falcao and Lemar. Staying at the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée is also an opportunity to attend a major sporting event in the Principality of Monaco.
Enjoy your stay at the Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée to discover the charm and the extravagance of Monaco, its luxury, but also its history and the many events that the city offers.