Monte Carlo Itineraries 3 Hours or Less

2-3 Hour Itineraries


Monaco's Museums

Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium
This museum is dedicated to all marine sciences. Marine fauna collections, gathered by Prince Albert I, and an “Aquarium” with a “Sharks Lagoon” present a grandiose show.

Monte-Carlo Story Presents: “Monaco le Film”
This multi-vision show, produced by Setav Monaco, retraces the origin, the history and the future of the Principality. Located next to the Oceanographic museum

The Napoleonic History Museum and the Palace's Historical Archive Collection
This museum brings to life the history of the Principality with a rich collection of more than a thousand items and documents from the First Empire. Visit with the free audio guide (available in 10 different languages). Closed in November.

The National Museum: Dolls and Automatons of Yesteryear
One of the most important collections in the world with its two thousand pieces dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, real masterpieces of miniaturization, gathered together in a superb villa with bell-towers. Situated next to the Sea (built by Charles Garnier, the architect of both Paris' and Monaco's Opera Houses), the villa is surrounded by a garden made up of approximately forty varieties of roses.

The Vintage Car Collection of Prince Rainier III of Monaco
Located on the terraces of Fontvieille, this remarkable exhibit has gathered about one hundred cars of all ages, made by the biggest European and American firms, together with six state coaches belonging to HSH Prince Rainier III of Monaco (closed on December 25th).

The Naval Museum
This museum showcases more than 250 naval objects together with models of famous ships; several of these pieces come from the private collection of Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

The Museum of Stamps and Coins
Of modern design, this museum holds some rare philatelic pieces belonging to the Principality's postal history, as well as all documents that have been used to print stamps since the first 1885 "Charles III" up to the present times. The area set aside for coins and bank notes shows visitors the numismatic quality of the Principality since 1640.

Museum of Chapel of the Visitation
Of modern design, this museum is the home to part of the remarkable collection of sacred masterpieces from Rubens, Zurbaran, Ribera and masters of the Italian Baroque period. The museum holds some rare philatelic pieces belonging to the Principality's postal history, as well as all documents that have been used to print stamps since the first 1885 "C (Open daily, except Mondays).

Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology
Founded in 1902 by Prince Albert I, this museum retraces the most important stages in the history of the human race, from the Australanthropus and Homo Sapiens, including Neanderthal, Cro-Magnon and Grimaldi remains (Closed on November 19 and December 25).

Wax Museum of the Princes of Monaco
This museum depicts chronological episodes in the Grimaldi dynasty from the late 13th century to the present day. The wax figures are life-size, and many of them wear authentic costumes from their time period.

Prince’s Palace (State Apartments)
This uniquely located Palace was built on the site of a fortress built by the Genoese in 1215, the guardian of a centuries-old tradition. A trip to the Palace takes one on a journey through history from the time of the Guelfes and the Gibelins to the Napoleonic period.
Open from April 2nd, 2008 to October 31st, 2008.

Marlborough Gallery
Founded in London in 1946 by Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer, this gallery represents such seminal artists as Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Dale Chihuly, Chen Yifei, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Manolo Valdés as well as the Estates of Jacques Lipchitz, Oskar Kokoschka and Antonio Saura.

Gardens

Exotic Garden

Strolling along the foot-bridges high above the cliff, this “magic garden” contains several thousand “succulent” plant varieties with a splendid view over the Principality.

Japanese Garden
Designed by the landscape-architect Yasuo Beppu, it covers 23,000 square feet right next to the Mediterranean. The site is an authentic work of art that unites stone, water and vegetation in the most marvellous harmony.

Shopping in the Famous “Golden Circle”
The boutiques on the Golden Circle (avenue Monte-Carlo, avenue des Beaux-Arts, Allées Lumières) and in the "Allées Lumières" shopping mall carry some of the most famous names in fashion and present the latest creationsb by: Hermès, Céline, Christian Dior, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Prada.

The Casino Square and nearby streets compose a giant jeweller shop window with Cartier, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Piaget, Repossi… For art lovers, many antique dealers and interior designers are available, such as Fersen, Adriano Ribolzi, Gismondi J. Pastor and many other famous names.

Ferrari Tour
Your “dream car”: the Ferrari 355 Spider convertible… Step into the shoes of a racecar driver and experience the chemistry created by skill and speed at the wheel of these dynamic cars… In Monte-Carlo this dream comes true!

Overview and Discovery of Monaco in a Helicopter
Overview and discovery of the Principality of Monaco and its surroundings through scenic flights of 10, 20 or 40 minutes.

The Monte Carlo Casino
Designed by Charles Garnier, this baroque Casino offers the most complete and wide range of table games in Europe (in European Rooms, slots in the Salle Blanche, roulette and trente et quarante in the Salle Europe, chemin de fer and banques à deux tableaux and pai gow poker in the “Salon Privés” (high rollers only), Craps and blackjack in the American Room).

Monte-Carlo’s Ballets
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the first official company of the Principality of Monaco proposes its season which runs in December, January, April and July.
www.balletsdemontecarlo.com

Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo
Founded in 1856, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is a testimony to its musical diversity thanks to its rich discography. Many of the orchestra's recordings have won recognition with French and international awards.
www.opmc.mc

Itineraries Featured Inside Fairmont Monte Carlo

Cook with Chef

Our Chef is ready to share his culinary secrets. From the traditional Monegasque fish soup, to filet of beef Josephine or Florentine style Gnocchi and Calamaretti, to name just a few.

Fitness & All Year-Round Heated Swimming Pool
The Fairmont Monte Carlo is equipped with a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre and outdoor swimming pool located on the rooftop.

The Fitness Centre has been recently renovated and refurbished with top-of-the-line CYBEX equipment from North America. Our guests can benefit from a full routine on our free weight machines under the supervision of qualified trainers. A wide variety of classes are also available on a daily basis. Classes include stretching, step, body sculpting, gym tonic and yoga.

The swimming pool connected to the Fitness Centre stays open year-round and the fresh water pool is heated to 28°C (78°F). Swimming lessons are available upon request. In addition, a sauna and steam room is at our guest's disposal. For those wishing to relax, the swimming pool area with its solarium and bar remains the ideal spot.

Spa
A choice of massages such as Swedish massage, reflexology or digitopressure as well as a wide variety of different face treatments and others services can be requested. Highly qualified beauticians perform services either at the Fitness Centre or Beauty Institute. Massages can also be requested in the privacy of your guest room.

Sun Casino
The hotel offers an in-house Casino with American style games (open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m).

Shopping
In the hotel, you will find La Boutique Store for Ladies' and children's clothes, the Jewellery Store for diamonds and gems, Stefano Ricci Boutique for men’s clothes and Fragrance Perfumery with the finest cosmetics and designer perfumes.

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