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Monaco Travel Guide, Monaco

Monaco is one Europe’s few microstates, a charming city bordered on three sides by France and located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is well known for being a tax heaven, and also for being home to many of the continent’s wealthiest people. The city is a popular holiday destination, and many tourists seek it out not only for its numerous casinos and its F1 race, but also for its architectural charms. Monaco is unique from many perspectives: it is the most densely populated country in the world, and also the smallest country on the globe where French is an official language. Although Monaco is very small (you can walk across the whole country in less than an hour), there are many things to do and see than will make your holiday worthwhile. This Monaco Travel Guide will give you a few useful tips that you might need before visiting this charming city-state.

Monaco Travel Guide - Transport

The closest international airport to Monaco is in Nice, but the airport provides regular bus services to Monaco. It takes about half an hour to drive from Nice to Monaco, and bus fares are not at all expensive. If you travel by train, you can easily reach Monaco via Cannes, Nice or Menton. Trains arrive every half hour, but keep in mind that the train station is not very close to the city center, so depending on where you booked your accommodation, you might want to take a taxi. The best way to get around in Monaco is on foot, due to its small size. However, the city has some rather steep slopes, so be prepared for a bit of physical exertion. There are several escalators in the city, but if you’d rather not walk, you can just take the bus. There are bus stops every few blocks, and they also include all the major tourist attractions on their trajectory. You can also get around by car, using your own vehicle or a rented one, but usually this is not such a good idea, since parking space can be quite sparse.

Monaco Travel Guide - Accommodation

Backpackers are not advised to sleep in Monaco if they want to stick to their budget. Affordable accommodation can be found in many of the smaller French or Italian towns near Monaco. There are a few two star hotels in the city, but they are far from cheap. If you’re willing to splurge, Monaco has many excellent hotels that will surely satisfy your taste for luxury. Hotel Balmoral is a cozy establishment with a view to the sea, and if offers comfortable conditions and relaxing atmosphere. Hotel Hermitage is the best accommodation you could wish for: beautiful location, spacious rooms and balconies. If you'd like to stay in one of the world’s most famous hotels, this Monaco Travel Guide recommends Hotel de Paris. This sophisticated hotel offers outstanding services and simply breathtaking rooms furnished with Louis XVI furniture.

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