For your next visit to Monte Carlo, guarantee the best trip by booking accommodation through Likibu. This timeless city is the place to see and be seen, so why not make sure you’re seen in a luxury apartment with a view of the harbour? More than 1.5 million visitors travel to Monte Carlo each year; if you want to be one of them, browse through our selection of holiday rentals on TripAdvisor or Airbnb. A city full of sophisticated charm and one-of-a-kind experiences, it’s a must visit on any traveller’s bucket list.
Apartment rentals for booking a holiday in Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo is the vision of extravagance; just the mention of its name brings to mind visions of opulence, glamour, and luxury – so it's no surprise that thousands of people flock to the area every year, all looking for the best holiday rentals to make their stay fantastic. Technically a principality, Monte Carlo offers holidaymakers the chance to completely indulge; from the fantastic 1878 casino with luxury limousines arriving around the clock, to the Grand Prix circuit where guests can jump behind the wheel of a Ferrari and actually race around the track themselves. Whether you're looking to gamble away your trust fund, or just experience how the other half live for the weekend, you'll find luxury accommodation in Monte Carlo to suit your needs.
Best time to visit Monte Carlo
Thanks to its location on the French Riviera in the southeast coast of France, right on the Mediterranean Sea, there's never really a bad time to visit Monte Carlo – especially as it has around 300 days of sunshine a year. Having said that, the big tourist season is from July to August, when the temperatures can reach up to 30 degrees, and the city can get uncomfortably crowded during the annual Gran Prix in May – although this is arguably something not to miss. With that in mind, it's best to go in the spring or autumn, when the weather's cool enough to explore, but also still warm enough to swim in the sea if that's what you fancy doing. Best of both worlds, really.
How to get to Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo is a government district in the principality of Monaco, which can be found along the west coast of France. So, for any tourists travelling outside of Europe, flying is probably the best option – especially as Monaco doesn't operate its own train services, making it tricky to reach by train. The best airport is Nice-Côte d'Azur in France, which is about 15 miles from Monaco. The airport is served year-round by British Airways, Aer Lingus, and EasyJet from the UK, as well as operating daily flights from nearly all of Europe's main cities. From there, there are regular buses connecting both terminals to Monte Carlo, and if you're feeling really extravagant you could get a helicopter from the airport, flying with Monacair.
Where to stay in Monte Carlo
Port Hercule de Monte-Carlo
Port Hercule is a historic port that's been welcoming yachts to the area for centuries. It sits in a natural deep bay set amongst the steep cliffs of Monaco, with over 700 berths for yachts. The port is surrounded by high-end restaurants and bars, creating a lively and exciting nightlife and atmosphere, and there are a number of Michelin-starred restaurants just a short walk away. While a lot of people will choose to stay on their luxury, high-end yachts in the port, there are a number of holiday rentals available in Port Hercule if you haven't quite got around to sailing your multi-million pound yacht over to Monte Carlo just yet.
Place du Casino
Pretty much all of the social life of Monte-Carlo revolves around the Place du Casino. Built in 1861, its dominated by the Salle Garnier, home to the famous casino and opera of Monte-Carlo. It's here you'll find the lavish Hotel de Paris, which features a wine cellar, an American-style piano bar, and two restaurants with views of the famous Place du Casino. Right next to Monte Carlo's city centre, Place du Casino is a great area for any travellers interested in clubbing, shopping, and even romance, so book a holiday home or apartment here if you want the full Monte Carlo experience.
What to do in Monte Carlo
Casino de Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo's casino is famous across the world, attracting international visitors on a daily basis thanks to its historic past, legendary interior, and incredible range of table games and slot machines. Built in the flamboyant Beaux Arts style in 1893, it's lavishly covered in marble, with 29 onyx columns leading the way to the games rooms. Plus, it was also the setting for Casino Royale, the famous James bond novel and film.
Watch a race at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix
If you're lucky enough to find apartments to rent during the coveted Grand Prix season, then you have to make sure you check out the race itself. Taking place every year in May, the race actually goes through the streets of the city, past Boulevard Albert I and the famed Monte Carlo Fairmont Hotel.
Attend a show at the Opera de Monte Carlo
The Salle Garnier, Monte Carlo's opera house, can be found in Place de Casino, which is probably the most famous spot in Monaco. Built in 1878, the building is adorned with red and gold decorations, and ornate carvings, frescoes, and sculptures.
Enjoy some shopping
Monte Carlo is known for its opulence and extravagance – which translates very well into high-end shopping opportunities. One of the best sports is along the Avenue de Monte Carlo, where you can find perfume, jewellery and enough designer goods to fill your heart's desires. If you're looking for the really famous designer fashion, heads on over to the swish Boulevard des Moulins.