Monaco

SUMMARY

The fancy cars and casinos make Monaco unique but the views from the city are also incredible. It is one of the smallest countries in the world but it is definitely one worth seeing.

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Country #40 - Monaco

MUST SEE

Casino Monte Carlo - I won about $10 here on my first trip to Monaco. There is an approximately $12 cover charge but it is worth it to go inside this famous casino

Le Métropole Shopping Center - one of the fanciest malls I have ever seen; it is great for a quick walk through

Port Hercule - look out over the port at all of the amazing yachts and boats; it is truly a sight unique to Monaco

CURRENCY

The official currency is the Euro, but I had no problem paying by credit card as well.

local TRANSPORTATION

I walked most of the time in Monaco. There is a local bus system that works pretty well and taxis are also an option.

FOOD

Monaco's food is pretty similar to that of neighboring France. There are some nice restaurants along the beach in north-eastern Monaco.

PLUGS / ADAPTERS

Monaco uses European plug types C, E, and F.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

None for U.S. citizens. 

International Transportation

I took a bus from Vaduz, Post to Sargans, Banhof and a train from Sargans to Zurich HB. I took a train from Zurich HB to Zürich Flughafen. I flew Swiss Airlines from Zürich (ZRH) to Nice (NCE). I took a train from Nice Saint Augustin to Monaco Monte Carlo. I took a train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Nice Ville and from Nice Ville to Paris Gare de Lyon.

HOTEL

I did not have a sponsored hotel in Monaco.

SAFETY

I felt very safe throughout my time in Monaco.

SHOULD YOU VISIT?

Yes! Monaco is one of the easiest ministates to visit. It is right next to Nice, France, which is an amazing city unto itself. Monaco has stunning ocean views and is a great city for a day trip from either France or Italy.

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