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Casino Square (Place du Casino)

Watch people come and go on this central plaza, which is surrounded by some of the most elegant gambling venues in Europe.

Casino Square or Place du Casino is a pleasant park area surrounded by Belle Époque architecture, stylish hotels and glamorous casinos. The square occupies a prime setting in the center of Monaco. It's a short stroll away from the sea and located adjacent to the Grand Prix course. Examine the fountains, statues and famous casinos located here or simply people-watch from the legendary Café de Paris.

A long, rectangular garden space leads south to the main roundabout on the square. Wander around the area and admire the spectacular façades of the surrounding buildings. Try to identify famous people leaving or entering Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, which is a favorite celebrity hangout. Walk around at night to see the ornate buildings of the square lit up.

Gamble in style at one of the casinos that give the square its name. At the east end lies the palatial Casino Monte-Carlo, recognizable by its two turrets. This casino has American and European rooms, offering games such as blackjack and punto banco. Join a morning tour to see the extravagant gilded interior and the sumptuous opera venue, the Salle Garnier.

Venture into the neon-lit interior of the Café de Paris, which is well known for its huge selection of slot machines. The brasserie has indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy an al fresco meal here while watching crowds mill around the lively square.

Dine in style at one of the many restaurants and cafés lining the square. A variety of eating spots are available including American-style grills, laid-back coffee shops and restaurants serving freshly caught seafood.

Have a spending spree at the stores in and around the square, which sell big-name fashion labels. A cinema, several banks and a tourist office are located nearby too.

Casino Square is a 10-minute walk from the station in Monte Carlo. For high-speed thrills, visit in May when the Monaco Grand Prix is held and the city is especially busy.


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Lodging Near Casino Square

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Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo $172
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monaco
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,276 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Exotic Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is only a 3-minute walk.

    Fairmont Monte Carlo $234
    Fairmont Monte Carlo

    Fairmont Monte Carlo

    12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monaco
       
      4.4
      of 5, from 885 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the Monte-Carlo area, this hotel is just a stone's throw from the Le Métropole shopping center and the Monte-Carlo Casino. The Port of Monaco and the Prince's Palace are also less than 1 km away.

      Le Meridien Beach Plaza $181
      Le Meridien Beach Plaza

      Le Meridien Beach Plaza

      22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 575 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Set on a private beach, Le Méridien Beach Plaza is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Sauber, an art-filled mansion, and the concerts and events of Grimaldi Forum. Guests can step outside to enjoy the lush gardens or stroll along Avenue Princess Grace.

        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo $329
        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 243 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Monte Carlo, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 11 minutes by foot.

          Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo $370
          Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

          Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

          4, Avenue de la Madone, Monaco
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 216 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 12 minutes by foot and Monte-Carlo-Country-Club Halt is 30 minutes.

            Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo $573
            Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

            Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

            Place du Casino, Monaco
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 88 reviews
              5.0 out of 5.0

              Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is steps from Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 13 minutes by foot.

              Hotel Port Palace $193
              Hotel Port Palace

              Hotel Port Palace

              7 Avenue J-f Kennedy, Monaco
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 527 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Facing the yachts in the harbor, this stylish boutique hotel is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from Casino de Monte Carlo and Salle Garnier. Palais Princier and Musee Oceanographique are both 0.7 km (0.5 mi) away.

                Hotel Olympia $104
                Hotel Olympia

                Hotel Olympia

                17 bis Boulevard du General Leclerc, Beausoleil
                   
                  3.7
                  of 5, from 176 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Le Metropole Shopping Center and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 11 minutes by foot and Monte-Carlo-Country-Club Halt is 30 minutes.