4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Indulge in Monte-Carlo, Monaco

The Nice-Cote d’Azur International Airport is a half-hour drive from one of the most unique places on the planet. A district of the Principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo is located in the French Riviera on the stunning rocky shores of the Mediterranean, not far from Nice and Cannes.

Internationally famous for its casinos, luxury hotels and glamorous lifestyles, Monte-Carlo was founded in 1866 in honor of Prince Charles III.

In 1997, the 700-year reign of the Grimaldi dynasty was celebrated. Francois Grimaldi, the leader of an Italian faction called the Guelphs, seized the fortress protecting the famous rock of Monaco in 1297, disguised as a Franciscan monk. Ever since that time, Princes have guided the Principality in maintaining its unique identity and independence.

So, are you Vegas or Monte-Carlo material? Monte-Carlo enjoys over 300 days of sunshine and mild temperatures year-round. Its arts, culture, haute cuisine, health spas, casinos, the Grand Prix, high-energy activities and sports have become passionate pastimes for the rich and famous.

Visit the Prince’s Palace, the Grimaldi Forum or Princesse Grace Theatre for the real Monte-Carlo experience. Rent a sports car – like a Ferrari 360 Modena F1 for 1580 euros a day – for a taste of the good life! A Mini Cooper for a day will set you back around 150 euros.

A fine hotel on the beach, Le Meridien Beach Plaza offers luxury and serenity for a mere $137 a night. How much to stay at a five-star Palace Hotel, like the Hotel De Paris or the Hotel Hermitage? Well, if you have to ask...ok: low-season ocean view room, 695 euros per night. Double suite, 2830 euros. So many hotels, so little time.

Actually, I found it was quite possible to enjoy Monte-Carlo without being rich and famous. After a peaceful night’s rest near the musee-chagall.fr">Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice and reveling in my favorite artist’s colorful dream world, I rolled along the breathtaking French Riviera into this Principality of high rollers in my vintage Mercedes camper! Now, to find a parking spot for the night with an ocean view. Vegas, eat your heart out!

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Superbloom lays claim to best café location in the city – updated Dec. 6

On a patio overlooking Mission Bay, even boring mochas taste good
Next Article

The Yoda Code

“Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they.”

The Nice-Cote d’Azur International Airport is a half-hour drive from one of the most unique places on the planet. A district of the Principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo is located in the French Riviera on the stunning rocky shores of the Mediterranean, not far from Nice and Cannes.

Internationally famous for its casinos, luxury hotels and glamorous lifestyles, Monte-Carlo was founded in 1866 in honor of Prince Charles III.

In 1997, the 700-year reign of the Grimaldi dynasty was celebrated. Francois Grimaldi, the leader of an Italian faction called the Guelphs, seized the fortress protecting the famous rock of Monaco in 1297, disguised as a Franciscan monk. Ever since that time, Princes have guided the Principality in maintaining its unique identity and independence.

So, are you Vegas or Monte-Carlo material? Monte-Carlo enjoys over 300 days of sunshine and mild temperatures year-round. Its arts, culture, haute cuisine, health spas, casinos, the Grand Prix, high-energy activities and sports have become passionate pastimes for the rich and famous.

Visit the Prince’s Palace, the Grimaldi Forum or Princesse Grace Theatre for the real Monte-Carlo experience. Rent a sports car – like a Ferrari 360 Modena F1 for 1580 euros a day – for a taste of the good life! A Mini Cooper for a day will set you back around 150 euros.

A fine hotel on the beach, Le Meridien Beach Plaza offers luxury and serenity for a mere $137 a night. How much to stay at a five-star Palace Hotel, like the Hotel De Paris or the Hotel Hermitage? Well, if you have to ask...ok: low-season ocean view room, 695 euros per night. Double suite, 2830 euros. So many hotels, so little time.

Actually, I found it was quite possible to enjoy Monte-Carlo without being rich and famous. After a peaceful night’s rest near the musee-chagall.fr">Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice and reveling in my favorite artist’s colorful dream world, I rolled along the breathtaking French Riviera into this Principality of high rollers in my vintage Mercedes camper! Now, to find a parking spot for the night with an ocean view. Vegas, eat your heart out!

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Blue Line trolley to Nobel Drive to Poki One N Half

This is the start of a whole new way to see the county
Next Article

Mt. Soledad, Mt. Woodson, Cowles Mountain for spectacular sunsets

Tly Anza Borrego canyons for palm fruit
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories Fishing Report — What’s getting hooked from ship and shore From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Outdoors — Weekly changes in flora and fauna Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Street Style — San Diego streets have style Surf Diego — Real stories from those braving the waves Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close