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A fairytale wedding :)

The stunning Hollywood actress Grace Kelly met & married her real Prince Charming in the form of Prince Rainier III of Monaco. They met during a Cannes Film Festival, and wed in Monaco :)

You must visit the lovely cathedral where they were united in holy matrimony.

The Jardins St-Martin garden behind & below the church is really cool & tranquil, offering lovely ocean views, and some cool places to sit amongst the fountains and beautiful, romantic sculptures ;)

The Oceanographic Museum

A polar expedition voyager, adapted and modified after the Amercians had developed in for WWII, greets you outside the museum, as does a submarine of the famous Jean Cousteau.

The setting of this museum couldn't be more dramatic yet appropriate. It emerges straight out of the ocean, perched high on the rock, with it's ramparts and gardens offering great ocean views, as well as views of the museum from behind, sited on the rock off the ocean!

And then you enter...

Jardin Japonais

This tranquil oasis is around a 7 minute walk from Hotel de Paris, located beside the ocean.

Nothing could be further in spirit from the rest of Monaco than such an authentic Shinto garden.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Compact enough to explore in day; buzzing & vibrant
  • Cons:Don't bring your car! Heavy traffic!!
  • In a nutshell:A chic, historic & attractive city-state
  • Last visit to Monaco: May 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Beautiful page. Loved the views over Monaco from the Exotic Garden. Cheers, Irene

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

    Maybe I'll have to visit Monaco after all, to see the Oceanographic Museum. Also they have a famous opera house, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

  • greekcypriot's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM

    Informative tips and beautiful photos!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2011 at 5:59 AM

    great page

  • sirgaw's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Thank you for visiting my Dubai page - I have reciprocated in Monaco. It was outside the church in the gardens where we had the best view while having a pic-nic. Your descriptions and photos bought back fond memories. Best wishes from Australia

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2010 at 8:58 AM

    Thanks for your great page about Monaco - a dream land!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Fab page! Gee, would love to explore "those" gardens, they look fantastic! and the views are incredible from there. The photo's are ex too!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    hehehe! that's my old car, it was too clumsy for narrow streets of Monaco so I've decided to switch to Citroen Pluriel ;o) will be back, just a quick run through VT today, preparing for one trip, ciao!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Nice page! Glamorous place! Would have liked to been there during the early days of Prince Ranier & Princess Grace.


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