Sights

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Larvotto beach

If you’re not staying at a beach hotel and your hotel doesn’t have arrangements for guests to use a private beach you (and day-trippers from France) will end up on Larvotto Beach. Showers cabanas restaurants and shops are available and as the sole public beach it can get quite crowded in high se...(more)
type:Hotspots
Rating:4

Monaco Cathedral

This cathedral feels positively modern by European standards (it was built in 1875) but it’s worth a look because it houses the tombs of the former princes of Monaco and it has a particularly fine mosaic in the dome above the altar (an audience of saints faces the congregation from recesses in an ...(more)
type:Churches and Cathedrals
Rating:3

National Museum

Monaco’s public museums tend to reflect the passions of its royalty but this one showcases a commoner’s collection and it is fascinating idiosyncratic and not just a little creepy. A villa designed by Charles Garnier (who also designed the Paris and Monte Carlo opera houses) is home to thousands...(more)
type:general
Rating:5

Naval Museum

This museum has less universal appeal than some of the other themed collections in Monaco. It will be fascinating to those interested in ships and naval history but will be of only limited interest to everyone else. There are more than 180 miniature ship models on display (many from the prince’s p...(more)
type:general
Rating:3

Princess Grace rose garden

An extraordinary collection of roses beautifully displayed along a network of intersecting walkways. If you don’t already know the myriad sizes shapes colors and scents in which roses arise you’re in for a treat—there are 150 varieties represented (if you’re already a rose lover you’ll be ...(more)
type:general
Rating:4

Wax museum of the princes of monaco

This Museum was Evil. I walked into the place and broswed the plexiglass displays of the old guys called"Princes" more like Princessess. Then I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. I turned around, Prince Ranier was staring me in the eye. His body pasition was ready and catlike. I turned a...(more)
type:general
Rating:2