Synonymous with glamour, opulence and all of the finer things, Monaco has been on the map as a mecca for the rich and famous for centuries. Perched on rolling hills, high above the sparkling waters of Port Hercules, Monaco reigns as the unquestioned summer tourist location for the most fashionable and fabulous.
This sovereign principality city-state measures only 2.02 square kilometers and is ruled by a constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert the II seated on the throne.
Monaco began her climb to the top of travel lists in the late 19th century when the Monte Carlo casino — the first in Europe — opened, in addition to a railroad direct to Paris. Subsequently, this little municipality has grown to be renown for the ultimate in lavishness. What a better way to spend your time in the land of splendor than by luxury charter yacht. Monaco’s famed Port Hercules is chockablock with luxury superyachts during the Western Mediterranean summer season. Certainly a place to see and be seen, the season kicks off with the celebrated Monaco Grand Prix in May and comes to a beyond-extravagant end with the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.
During a Monaco yacht charter, spend your days amongst the crème de la crème of designer goods at Cercle d’Or and the Galerie des Allées Lumières. Then, dressed in your latest fashions, try your luck at the roulette tables at Monte Carlo, or simply sit back and sip champagne as others roll the dice. If you want to indulge in some world-class pampering during your Monaco yacht charter, you don’t have to go far. Les Thermes Marins de Monte Carlo is the perfect place to unravel after an evening dancing the night away at Karément or Black Legend. Before ending a luxury yacht charter in Monaco, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the city’s premier restaurants, such as Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse at Hotel de Paris, Le Vistamar Executive or Joël Robuchon Monte Carlo, for some of the finest dining internationally.
- Roll the dice at the Monte Carlo Casino
- Get closer to the sea at the Oceanographic Museum
- Feel the need for speed while anchored out during the Monaco Grand Prix
- Dance the night away at JIMMY’Z
- Visit the ever-beautiful Cathédrale de Monaco
Dine at Le Louis XV at Hotel de Paris, a three-star Michelin in Monte Carlo that never fails to delight as a very special experience. For an extraordinary daytime experience, visit to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the brainchild of Prince Albert I, with such well known past Directors as Jacques Cousteau. The Oceanographic Museum is considered one of the finest aquariums in Europe.