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Things to do in Monaco

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Monaco. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Monaco attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Monaco to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Monaco.

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  • Belle Époque Café de Paris

    Order a milky pastis or the traditional Monte Carlo Imperial—made with gin, white crème de menthe, lemon juice, and champagne—and watch the sun set... More
  • Boutique du Rocher

    Princess Grace opened the housewares shop in 1966, and it remains the place for locally handcrafted Monégasque and Provençal items, such as embroid... More
  • Cathedrale de Monaco

    The 19th-century Romanesque-Byzantine cathedral constructed of white stone from La Turbie is the final resting place of the former Princes of Monac... More
  • Espace Mirage

    You'll find most of the usual high-fashion suspects—Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Cartier—near the Casino de Monte Carlo. But if you want all your shopping ... More
  • Grimaldi Forum Monaco

  • La Chocolaterie de Monaco

    The official chocolate maker of Monaco since 1920 sells an assortment of handmade chocolates infused with lavender, pistachio, and orange packaged ... More
  • Le Cabanon

  • Manufacture de Monaco

    Pick up porcelain candy boxes bearing Prince Rainier's personal seal at this shop, which is the official provider of Palace gifts. There's also lux... More
  • Monte-Carlo Opera House

  • Opera de Monte Carlo

    Thanks to a recent $34 million renovation to the Salle Garnier, the spectacle of opera season in Monte Carlo rises to new heights. Over 80,000 gold... More
  • Palais du Prince

    Built in the 16th century on the site of an ancient fortress, the official residence of Monaco's royal family overlooks the harbor and is open for ... More
  • Sea Lounge

    During the day, a Zen-like atmosphere permeates the posh seaside restaurant. Come sunset, though, energy levels pick up with the pop of champagne c... More
  • The Prince of Manaco's Private Collection of Classic Cars

    There's plenty of horsepower in this collection of 100 vintage automobiles, including a 1903 De Dion Bouton and a 1929 Bugatti—an appropriate exhib... More
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