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Monaco Harbour

Walk along the oceanfront in Monte Carlo and see superyachts, glamorous casinos, historic cathedrals and celebrated museums.

Monaco Harbor stretches almost the entire length of the principality and includes some of the most impressive landmarks that the small country offers. Stroll along the lively quays, stopping at museums and palaces along the way, or step aboard a water taxi and view the sights while drifting on the Mediterranean.

The harbor is split into two quays, separated by Monaco-Ville where the palace and oceanographic museum rise from a rocky outcrop. Fontvieille Harbor, to the south, is smaller but features the majority of the museums. Find Port Hercule, which is full of stylish yachts, to the north near Casino Square and several quality restaurants.

Wander along the harbor and inspect the incredible yachts tied bumper to bumper. Monaco Harbor is one of the most desirable and expensive places to moor a yacht and is frequently full of extravagant vessels. Visit during the Monaco Yacht Show in September to learn about the latest advances in the boating world.

One of the most striking sights on the waterfront is the Prince's Palace in Monaco-Ville, which dates as far back as the 13th century. Experience royal life by exploring the opulent State Apartments and the Hercule Gallery, which features fresco-covered walls depicting mythological creatures. Nearby is the Saint Nicholas Cathedral, a striking white-stone church and the center of religious life in Monaco.

Tour the museums that line the front of the harbor. The Oceanographic Museum, perched on a cliff edge, has an aquarium with sharks, tropical fish and a coral reef living in water pumped in from the sea below.

Satisfy your curiosity at the Stamps and Money Museum, which documents the printing processes for both industries in the principality. Find the Naval Museum, the Museum of Old Monaco and the prince's vintage car collection around Fontvieille Harbor.

Dine on the atmospheric Riviera in the evening, choosing from a wide variety of eating and drinking options. The southern end of Port Hercule offers wine bars, cafés and open-air brasseries. Be aware that some of the more luxurious restaurants available on the casino side of the harbor may have a dress code.


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Lodging Near Monaco Harbour

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$160
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monaco
4.3
of 5, from 1,141 reviews
3.5 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).

$212
Hotel Port Palace

Hotel Port Palace

7 Avenue J-f Kennedy, Monaco
4.4
of 5, from 475 reviews
4.5 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.

$367
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

4, Avenue de la Madone, Monaco
4.6
of 5, from 175 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$181
Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
4.2
of 5, from 518 reviews
4.5 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.

$259
Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo

12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monaco
4.4
of 5, from 798 reviews
4.5 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.

$144
Hotel Ambassador Monaco

Hotel Ambassador Monaco

10 Avenue Prince Pierre, Monaco
3.7
of 5, from 444 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in La Condamine, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Condamine Market and Prince's Palace. Monaco Harbour and Exotic Garden are also within 15 minutes.

$383
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
4.7
of 5, from 193 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is steps from Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$170
Columbus Monte-Carlo

Columbus Monte-Carlo

23 Avenue Des Papalins, Monaco
4.0
of 5, from 457 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Chapiteau Espace Fontvieille, Prince's Palace, and Exotic Garden. Casino Monte Carlo and Monaco Harbour are also within 2 mi (3 km).