Where am I? MONACO
In the newsletter picture is an image from the Prince’s Car Collection located near Princess Grace’s Rose Garden. The collection consists of more than 100 vintage and veteran motorcars, which were made by some of Europe's most prestigious firms. From the 1903 De Dion Bouton to the 1986 Lamborghini Countach; to as the 1929 Bugatti, the Croisière Jaune Citroen Torpedo and the 1952 Rolls Royce.
But Monaco has so many other museums and attractions, the Oceanographic, Naval, National, Stamp & Coins Museums, the New Zoological Terrace and The Museum of Clockwork Dolls (Automatons) – a delight to both children and adults – you will swear they are alive!
Visit the Old Town with its vaulted passageways and intriguing sites. The bronze cannons protecting the harbor were Louis XIV’s idea of a gift to Monaco. Tour the must-see Prince’s Palace – formidable! Built as a Genoese fortress circa 1215. There’s a modest entrance fee, as at all exhibits in Monaco. Take in the Throne Room, where H.S.H. Prince Albert II holds state receptions.
In June Monaco celebrates a fun filled Street Music Festival and the 17th Annual Show Jumping Event at Port Hercule. Throughout the month of July is the annual Fireworks Competition, and in August the Palermo to Monte Carlo Yacht Race.
Our favourite hotel picks: the Hotel de Paris, Hermitage, Mirambeau, The Port Palace, and the Metropole for luxury, Monte Carlo Beach or Monte Carlo Bay for the sea, The Columbus for it’s lifestyle.
Our restaurant favourites: Avenue 31, Café de Paris (the to be seen in spot), Chez Bacco, Il Terrazino, l”Aurore, l’Escale, La Polpetta, La Rascasse, le Saint Benoit and of course for those not concerned with cost, the world renowned Louis XV (Alain DuCasse).
The Four Seasons of Monaco – Spring for the gentle season, Summer for the shining season, Autumn for indian summer season and Winter for the sunny season.
For prices and reservations please call Jeffrey or Alexandra at 1-804-346-8714