Oh, what a pleasure it was to be back to Monaco. It was my third visit there and all in a matter of just one year. After attending Monaco Grand-Prix last year and getting the taste of what Monaco was all about, I jumped at the opportunity to visit this beautiful place again with Visit Monaco tourism board. We picked 24-26th of April as our travel dates to be able to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary in Monte-Carlo. And it turned out to be a celebration to remember.
One thing I really wanted to do in Monaco is to explore it more than I’ve done previously. I wanted to visit the museums, walk the narrow streets of the old town, have a go at the slots in the casino and eat great food. So together with the Visit Monaco tourism board we came up with a perfect itinerary for our trip. Below you’ll find a perfectly designed plan of what to do, visit and where to eat in Monaco in 48 hours.
The quickest (and most luxurious) way to get to Monaco from London, is to take a flight to Nice and then a helicopter from Nice to Monaco. Because this trip was organised by the Visit Monaco tourism board we were treated to a back and forth helicopter rides and were able to experience most glamorous things that Monte-Carlo has to offer for which I am so grateful.
Upon our arrival, we have checked into one of the most iconic Monaco hotels – Hotel Hermitage – where we would spend the following two night. Hotel Hermitage is exquisite and grandiose. Every corner, every glimpse out of the windows leave you speechless. The place is beautiful, memorable, historic and very chic. The location is in the heart of everything you want to see while in Monaco. The harbour, the Monte-Carlo Casino, the luxurious shopping – are located just a few minutes away.
OCEANOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF MONACO
The first stop on our itinerary was a visit to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and previewing its new space created to raise awareness to the protection of the turtles. Set in the most picturesque location possible, this important initiative, led by some great and caring people, will offer a full -service rescue centre for the sea turtles, providing them with all necessary care and help to restore their health before returning to the sea.
So please do pay a visit to this museum and be reminded that our planet needs our help. Be conscious and be kind!
DINNER AT MAYA JAH
We finished our first day in Monaco with dinner at the Maya Jah – an Indian restaurant with a beautiful interior, amazing atmosphere, great location and delicious food. Highly recommended if you love Indian cuisine and want to experience an evening Monaco vibe. It’s a cool place to be in.
VILLA PALOMA – NOUVEAU MUSÉE NATIONAL DE MONACO
Day 2 and we are starting it on a cultural note by visiting Villa Paloma – Monaco National Museum and it’s exhibition by Ettore Spalletti. First of all, you MUST visit Villa Paloma just to see how beautiful it is as well as the views of Monaco that open up from its doorstep. And secondly, the current exhibition by the Italian artist will leave you feeling inspired and positive. Something about those peaceful pastel colours did magic to both me and Patrik. It was a lovely way to start our day.
You can never go wrong by just walking around Monte-Carlo and exploring its narrow and hilly streets, luxurious stores, iconic buildings and observing a never-ending ‘parade’ of supercars. Step inside the Monte-Carlo Casino to admire its majestic interior or sit outside with a cup of coffee in the famous Cafe De Paris. Count the yachts in the harbour or walk through one of the beautiful parks. You will never be bored in Monaco.
LUNCH AT HOTEL HERMITAGE
The hotel where we stayed holds one of the best restaurants in Monaco – a Michelin starred ‘Le Vistamar’ where we had our anniversary lunch and swooned over each and every single course. It was refined, delicate, innovative and a total feast to our senses.
DINNER AT TWIGA
On our second night which was also our anniversary night, we headed to a trendy Twiga for dinner. It was amazing! I am a huge fan of Asian and Italian cuisine and this place offers a fusion of both. Sounds unusual to start with sushi, tacos and gyoza and have a tomato basil pasta for the main? Yes, but it works! The atmosphere and the live band were amazing too so try to book a table in Twiga when you visit Monaco.
Each time I leave Monaco I promise myself to come back soon to keep exploring it. I like the vibe, people and beauty that surrounds me there. It’s a break from your everyday life and being there is a treat – one that stays in your memory forever.
Thank you Visit Monaco for organising such an amazing trip for us!