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Le Quai des Artistes. Photo: Rebecca Marshall
Le Quai des Artistes. Photo: Rebecca Marshall

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Monaco – small in size, big on luxury

If it’s a perfectly formed getaway you’re after, look no further: Monaco is small in size, big on luxury, and grand in gesture.

Le Quai des Artistes. Photo: Rebecca Marshall

Le Quai des Artistes

Classic Parisian bar with a wonderful harbor location. Tourists and locals alike flock here for fruits de mer, and to admire the art exhibited throughout.

4 Quai Antoine 1er
quaidesartistes.com

Beach life

Larvotto is the only public beach in Monaco, and burying your toes in the sand is absolutely free.

Valentin

A cozy restaurant in the heart of the Park Palace shopping center. This is a classic example of not ­everything always being costly in Monaco. The tiny Italian restaurant, run by Simona Pastor and her husband Pier, is renowned for its exceptionally good – and incredibly inexpensive coffee.

27, Avenue de la Costa
valentin.mc

Oceanographic Museum

Fancy cuddling a shark or watching a scary manta ray? This aquarium offers the best views in all of Monaco.

Avenue St-Martin
oceano.mc

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Sea views and Larvotto on the doorstep, this is typical Monegasque architecture.

22 Avenue Princesse Grace
lemeridienmontecarlo.com

Metropole

Close to Hotel de Paris, but on the other side of ­Casino Square. Very reasonable lunch menu.

4 Avenue de la Madone
metropole.com

Left: Metropole, right: Sass Cafe. Photo: Rebecca Marshall

Sass Cafe

An absolute must for anyone wishing to experience Monaco’s notorious nightlife.

11 Avenue Princesse Grace
sasscafe.com

Le tip top

For more than fifty years, this has been the cult venue for party people and night workers. Slink in during the wee hours and sample an indifferent pizza in a price­less atmosphere, just fifty meters from the Casino.

11, Avenue des Spélugues

 

Text: Evelyn Pesikan

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