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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 $212
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monaco
     
    4.3
    of 5, from 1,248 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.

    Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo $414
    Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

    Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

    4, Avenue de la Madone, Monaco
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 202 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.

      Fairmont Monte Carlo $288
      Fairmont Monte Carlo

      Fairmont Monte Carlo

      12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monaco
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 856 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 $468
        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

        Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 225 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.

          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo $662
          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

          Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

          Place du Casino, Monaco
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 81 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.

            Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté $113
            Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté

            Odalys City Beausoleil Les Hauts de la Principauté

            31 Boulevard Du General Leclerc, Beausoleil
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 484 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Monaco, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Monte Carlo Formula 1 Track and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 2 mi (3 km). Monte Carlo Monaco Station is 15 minutes by foot.

              Hotel Port Palace $311
              Hotel Port Palace

              Hotel Port Palace

              7 Avenue J-f Kennedy, Monaco
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 513 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.

                Le Meridien Beach Plaza $205
                Le Meridien Beach Plaza

                Le Meridien Beach Plaza

                22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
                   
                  4.2
                  of 5, from 556 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.