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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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Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo $158
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monte Carlo, Monaco
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,369 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Monaco, this family-friendly hotel is within walking distance of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. Also nearby are Le Metropole Shopping Center and Japanese Garden.

    Le Meridien Beach Plaza $178
    Le Meridien Beach Plaza

    Le Meridien Beach Plaza

    22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 632 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.

      Fairmont Monte Carlo $300
      Fairmont Monte Carlo

      Fairmont Monte Carlo

      12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monte Carlo, Monaco
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 958 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.

        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo $416
        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 271 reviews
          5.0 out of 5.0

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

          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo $609
          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

          Place du Casino, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
             
            4.6
            of 5, from 105 reviews
            5.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is steps from Casino Square, Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, and Casino Monte Carlo. Grimaldi Forum and Monaco Harbour are also within 15 minutes. Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 14 minutes by foot.

            Hotel Port Palace $254
            Hotel Port Palace

            Hotel Port Palace

            7 Avenue J-f Kennedy, Monte Carlo, Monaco
               
              4.4
              of 5, from 563 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 Metropole, Monte Carlo $399
              Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

              Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

              4, Avenue de la Madone, Bp 19, Monte Carlo, Monaco
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 236 reviews
                5.0 out of 5.0

                This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Casino Square, Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track, and Casino Monte Carlo. Grimaldi Forum and Monaco Harbour are also within 15 minutes. Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 12 minutes by foot and Monte-Carlo-Country-Club Halt is 30 minutes.

                Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort $273
                Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

                Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

                40, avenue Princesse Grace, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 380 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Grimaldi Forum and Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track. Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour are also within 2 mi (3 km). Monte-Carlo-Country-Club Halt is 15 minutes by foot and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin Station is 29 minutes.