Monte Carlo Itineraries --Half Day

Half Day Activities

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Visit of the Principality of Monaco

Visit of the Principality of Monaco
City tour and panoramas. The old town on “the rock”, the Prince’s Palace and the changing of the guard (11.55 a.m.). The Cathedral and the Princess Grace Memorial, Grand Prix Circuit, the heart of the Principality, Monte-Carlo, named after Prince Charles III created this part of the town, with its world famous Casino, hotels and the Monte Carlo Golden Square. After a little walk through the gardens of the casino, you will visit this beautiful building home to the casino itself and to the Opera house.

Eze Village and La Turbie
Perched on top of a cliff, this jewel of medieval architecture offers enchanting panoramas of the Riviera. Wander in the narrow streets of the village and discover the little cafés and craft shops. Before leaving Eze Village, you will have the possibility to make a little stop at Fragonard or Galimard, the famous perfume factories of Grasse that also have shops in Eze Village. On the way to Monaco, you will drive up to La Turbie, which is right above the Principality and offers extraordinary sights of the coast.

Villefranche, Beaulieu-sur-mer, St Jean Cap Ferrat
Villefranche can be reached driving through the beautiful “Basse Corniche” (along the coast); visit the superb citadel of Villefranche bathed by the crystal clear water of its bay.
Then proceed to Beaulieu-sur-mer with a visit of the Villa Kérylos, a seaside Palazzo, luxurious reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Villa and to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat with a visit of the Villa Ephrussi, which used to be the private home of Baroness De Rothschild, which now houses unique collections of art and ancient furniture. The 7 themed gardens of the villas are simply magnificent (coffee / tea and cake often served).

Grasse and St Paul de Vence
St Paul de Vence is definitely one of the most charming places on the French Riviera. It is a well-known typical medieval village made famous by actors and artists living there.
Driving through the countryside to the capital of the perfume, Grasse, and enjoy the guided tour of the perfume factory.

San Remo and Ventimiglia
Ventimiglia, the bordering town of the Italian Riviera, is famous for its market. Driving along the coast on the Aurelia Avenue, at only 20 Km from the French Riviera is San Remo, the Italian town renowned for its boutiques and market.

Activities in Nice

Matisse Museum

This museum is the personal collection of the great Fauvist painter who lived in Nice from 1917 until his death in 1954. There are works from all periods of Matisse’s life: from the first paintings made in 1890 to the famous gouache cutouts: 236 drawings, 218 engravings and the complete presentation of the books illustrated by the artist. Temporary exhibitions (Closed Tuesday and some holidays).

Half day cruise
Sailing on a private cabin cruiser “sunseeker” of 10 meters along the coast to: Cap Martin, Cap d’Ail, Eze beach, Beaulieu, Cap Ferrat, Villefranche bay … reaching the most beautiful creeks, beaches and the hidden celebrities villas. Snorkelling and soft drinks included.

Sport Activities at The Fairmont Monte Carlo
Outside the hotel complex, the Principality of Monaco offers a wide choice of sport activities such as Tennis at the Monte Carlo Country Club, Golf at the Monte Carlo Golf Club, diving, water sports or even skiing in the Southern Alps during Winter.
For details on any of these activities, please contact the Hotel Concierge

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