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The moment you set foot on this small state, located on the French Rivera, you know you have entered into a completely different world than France or even Italy, which frontier is located nearby. You feel it in the air. Those who walk the streets are either enjoying their incredible life in Monaco, or they are there for a few days of pleasure, as they bask in luxury. No doubt, there are very few places in the world where you can step out of life and enjoy only the best, for a few days, like in Monaco.

Prestigious Hotels

It all starts with accommodations. Monaco is the city of luxury hotels, private beaches, high-end bars and exclusive boutiques. When you are a guest in Monaco, you will be able to find a room in one of the four prestigious hotels of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, at this address: If you choose the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, you will find yourself at the very heart of the action. Located on Place du Casino, this hotel has been visited by some of the most important people from high society, since 1884. You can count the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds, as part of that crowd. 

The Hotel is where Prince Rainier II celebrated his wedding to the beautiful Princess Grace. To keep its high standard, the hotel went through important renovations in 2014, which lasted four years and cost over $650 million. Today, you can rent a room or one of their 96 suites or two villas. You won’t have to go too far to enjoy the best food in Monaco, has the hotel features a three-stars Michelin restaurant in “Le Louis XV” lead by Alain Ducasse, or a one-star called “Le Grill.”

What else does Monaco offer?

Formula One Grand Prix

Held during the month of May (usually), this Grand Prix is special, since it is run on the streets of the city. Every year, many of the most popular people, in all fields, head to Monaco to watch the Grand Prix over a long week-end, in style. It has to be one the most exclusive event, which says a lot in a sport that already has the reputation of attracting the richest people in the world. No doubt that you will encounter many celebrities that you have seen on your television set before, on the streets of Monaco. That is if you were lucky enough to find tickets and a hotel room, for the racing days.

Sun and Sea

Monaco is located on the French Rivera, which means that you can spend the week-end, lazing around the pool or by the seaside. You can also head onto the water, in one of the different activities that the sea offers. If you are lucky enough, you can be invited on one of the majestic yachts that stop by for a few days. Private beaches and spas are also available, so that you don’t have to think about work or anything else anymore, for the time you will be staying in Monaco. Isn’t that real luxury?

Arsene Wargas
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