If you’ve ever fancied a little trip along to the Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo just has to be on your to-do list. Monte Carlo is known for its extravagance, it’s money, and it’s all round richness. It’s a hotspot for celebrities, and there’s nothing better than playing the game ‘if I was rich, I’d have that boat’ with all the mega-yachts in the harbour, but there’s actually a lot more to it than just the high-flyer lifestyle – even though that lifestyle is very appealing… Here are my 5 reasons you have to visit Monte Carlo
They have 300 days of sunshine
As much as I love England, sometimes I do just want a bit of sun. We often get the odd spell here and there, but nothing to top up the ol’ tan. In Monaco, they get a whopping 300 days of sunshine a year…so you’ve got a pretty low chance of going there when it’s raining.
They have some of the best casinos in the world
We’ve all seen the James Bond films, and we know that Monte Carlo is a hot-spot for gambling. With a place that splashes so much cash in terms of cars, boats and…well, everything, it kind of makes sense. The most famous casino is Monte Carlo is the conveniently named Casino de Monte Carlo, which is just one of the most incredible buildings ever. Take a look for yourselves.
You can walk in the tyre-steps of your favourite Formula 1 drivers
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous and luxurious circuits in the world, and winds its way through Monte Carlo. There are many tours and day trips that take you to the most prominent Grand Prix spots, or you could just have a wander round yourself for free.
You can relax and unwind in their spas
Monte Carlo is gaining international recognition for their spas and use of thalassotherapy, which is the use of seawater to relax and revitalise your body. You could just go for a swim in the sea, but this would be much more relaxing…
There are beautiful gardens and marinas
In England, we have the odd park and pond…but nothing quite like Monte Carlo’s luscious green gardens (most of the time surrounding castles and palaces. Bonus) and marinas. A wander around these areas will take you away from the wind and grind of everyday life and make you really feel like you’re on holiday.