The mondaine Monaco
Iedereen kent Monaco en iedereen heeft een bepaald beeld van dit land. After all, that’s what we can call Monaco. It is the smallest country, after Vatican City, in the world. When we were there, it reminded us more of one big city. To make it easier, we will call Monaco a “state. This state is known for luxury, cars, soccer, imposing buildings and, of course, the world-famous Monte Carlo casino. Wondering what else Monaco has to offer that you didn’t already know? We tell it!
1. Port of Monaco
If you’re looking for the biggest, most impressive yachts in the world, you’ve come to the right place. Here you really can’t believe your eyes. It is the most luxurious yachts we have ever seen that dock here. This is a must see in Monaco!
2.Monte Carlo Casino
At first glance, the Monte Carlo Casino does not seem to be particularly accessible to tourists. There are several doormen at the entrance and most tourists take pictures outside in front of the building. However, we still wanted to take a look inside (to share this with you!) and this went unexpectedly simple. The doormen only ask you to open your bag for a moment and then you walk right in. Inside, the building is truly magnificent. The main hall is impressive with attention to detail.
3.Pierre Marcolini ijsjes
To be fair, we just ate at Monaco’s McDonalds in the afternoon because the other addresses were one too expensive and two not really accessible. It was also not easy to find a restaurant where you did not have to be fully dressed. So when our energy levels seriously dropped, we didn’t have to think long about stepping into McDonalds. But we did keep our dessert “chic à la Monaco. We came across an ice cream stand with ice creams from the famous chocolatier Pierre Marcolini. Here we could not resist, they all looked delicious! We sampled the chocolate ice cream and the caramal-noisette. Our preference is integrally for the caramel-noisette. Really over-delicious! You do pay 6 euros for a small jar, but for the caramal-noisette, we’re happy to pay that.
At the port of Monaco there are also 2 impressive sculptures. To spot other art, you must be inside the many beautiful buildings. Although each building in Monaco is also a work of art in itself.
The Champions Promenade can be compared to a Walk of Fame. Here, footballers who have won the Golden Foot are immortalized. This is an award for the best footballers in the world with a minimum age of 29. Nice to know: the only goalkeeper currently immortalized there is our very own Jean-Marie Pfaff! He is therefore the only one who has not a footprint but a handprint on the Promenade.
You can spot the most expensive, most exclusive cars in Monaco. For the car enthusiast, it is a true paradise. Especially at the square of Monte Carlo you see cars you have never seen before. You look your eyes out. Luxury at its best!
Our experience in Monaco
So a visit to Monaco is definitely worthwhile if you love splendor. You make this day as expensive as you want it to be. Tip: Come by train and leave your car at home. Not all cars are allowed in Monaco, and the train is easy to take. This stops a 15-minute walk from Monte Carlo. While walking you will already get a first impression of fashionable Monaco!
Do you like French cities that are less luxurious but equally beautiful? Then take a look here.