Roughly wedged between France and Italy on Europe’s most mythical, celebrity-studded coastline – the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera. Glitzy glam and bubbling over with self-assurance. This tiny seaside state sizzles with resident millionaires, luxury yachts and day trippers by the million who traipse up to ‘The Rock’ to see palaces, sip champagne and futter in the casino. It’s certainly not to everyone’s tastes, or budget. But for those willing or able to afford it, life in this tiny country is world-renowned.

Top Recommendations

  • Witness the changing of the guard at the Palais du Prince
  • Gawk at billionaire yachts moored at the port
  • Try your luck at the Opulent Monto Carlo Casino
  • Hear the roar of the F1 engine during the Formula 1 weekend

When to Visit

April to June or September to October. Prices are likely to be ever so slightly cheaper than the peak summer months and the crowds a little less claustrophobic. Additionally for those with the capital, a stay during Monaco’s world-famous Grand Prix weekend is a bucket list item highlight for any high roller.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Monaco.