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Monaco: Climate & Weather
Its climate is of the Mediterranean type and the sunshine is another advantage for the city: it is rather mild throughout the year, with an average of 8 ° C in winter and 28 ° C in summer.
11°C - 52°F
Monaco, updated 01:30 GMT
What to do in Monaco
The port: the natural harbor dominated by the Rock, the Hercules port is one of the few deep-water ports on the coast, which was already used by the Romans and Greeks. It has recently been refurbished to accommodate large cruise ships and yachts.
The Prince Palace: it overlooks the sea from its 60 meters and was built in the 13th century, serving since 1297 residence at the Grimaldi. Open to the public at certain times of the year, it will dazzle you with its pomp: Renaissance fireplace of the Throne room, frescoes of the 17th in the gallery of Hercules, polychrome woodwork of the salon Mazarin, Palatine chapel, Louis XV Sainte-Marie, Court of Honor. You can also admire the three tower windows that date from the time of construction.
The opera: it is also called the Salle Garnier, and it was inaugurated in January 1879. It is located in the Casino of Monte Carlo, of which it is the jewel. At the height of luxury, it is boldly decorated with the three golds and the recurring symbol of the lyre, and its immense windows contemplate the sea. The shows depicted here showcase grandiose artists and celebrated works in keeping with the fame of This unique place.
The Saint-Martin gardens: the first public gardens built in the Principality at the beginning of the 19th century, they are suspended from the Rock, and pretty little paths between the species of typically Mediterranean vegetation and others more exotic, dotted with statues in Bronze, like that of Prince Albert 1st.
The museum of prehistoric anthropology: it has a very beautiful collection of burials that come from the surroundings of Monaco and thus testify to the great dates of humanity.
The Chemin des Sculptures: a hundred sculptures are installed throughout the city and its gardens, and a pedestrian path allows to discover them in the neighborhood of Fontvieille, which brings together most of these works.
The cathedral is a Roman-Byzantine style, built of white stone, and was built in 1875. One can admire the altarpiece of St. Nicholas painted by Louis Brea, the tombs of princes and their wives (including that of Rainier III And Grace de Monaco) and its beautiful facade.
The Oceanographic Museum: Founded in 1910 by Prince Albert I, it is built on the seafront and was long ruled by Commander Cousteau. There are 90 aquariums with tropical fish, a lagoon with sharks, objects related to underwater research. Dedicated to the sea and the oceans, it is full of information on the different species of fish and crustaceans but also on navigation techniques. It protects endangered species such as sea horses and clown fish.
Monaco : The basics
A visa is not required to enter Monaco.
The current currency is the euro.
To reach Monaco, besides the road, the TGV coming from Paris serves the station of the city, via Nice. A heliport also connects Nice International Airport.
To get around the city, the ideal is walking. There are however 6 bus lines, and an electric water bus to cross the port. There are also many taxi ranks.
Budget: Monaco is an expensive place, very expensive. You can however eat for a reasonable price in the vicinity of the Fontvieille shopping center. As for cheap hotels, forget ... you will not find anything less than 170 €!
Health: Nothing to report.
Security: Monaco is a benchmark in security. One policeman for 70 residents, a homicide rate equal to zero, the presence of more than 600 surveillance cameras. No risk a priori for the traveler!
Shopping: The international capital of luxury, Monaco offers the biggest names in haute couture, jewelery and perfume, for many in the "Cercle d'Or" in the center of the city. You will also find souvenirs in the streets of the old city.