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The Hospitality Club is the world's largest hospitality exchange organization. We are thousands of friendly members world wide who offer each other free accommodation when traveling. Membership is free and joining just takes a minute - we would love to have you onboard!

Travel Guide for Monaco

Here you will find travel information and insider tips about Monaco that has been cooperatively contributed by other friendly Hospitality Club members. Please become active as well, and share your vast budget travel and backpacking knowledge with other members and the internet community - it is very easy to edit any information here (more info in the Help File). We hope that these Travel Guides will quickly become a great and fun resource. If you want to print this guide out to take with you, we have prepared this Printer Friendly Travel Guide for you. Enjoy!
For Introduction, Top Things to See and Do, Neighboring Countries, Who is coming?, Want more guests!, Hospitality Club Meetings and the geographic navigation please see the main Monaco Page.

Basic Facts

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Official Country Name: Principauté de Monaco

Capital: Monaco

Population: 30 000

Telephone Code: 377

Time Zone: CET: UT+1 in winter, UT+2 in summer

Area: 1,9 sq km

Language(s): French is the official language, though there is a traditional language called Monegasque, very close to the Genoan dialect. English and Italian are widely spoken.

Ethnic Groups: French c ... more

Attractions and Things to See and Do

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1. Walk along one of the two harbours (La Condamine and Fontvieille) and watch the beautiful yachts (though for me a boat can only be beautiful if it has a sail), then turn around and count luxury cars.

2. Watch the changing of the guard twice a day, in front of the Palais Princier on the top of the rocky hill called Le Rocher then walk in the old streets of Monaco-Ville

3. Gamble at the Casino, or more likely take pictures in front ... more

Maps

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Map of Monaco and Monte Carlo at yourmonaco.com

Off the Beaten Path and Insider Tips

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Suggested Itineraries

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1 Day, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month ...

Transport

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Getting there :
- By air : The Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport is only 30 km west of Monaco, regular bus services link Monaco to the airport or (cheaper) take line 23 from the airport to the train station in Nice.
- By train : Train services link Monaco to Nice and to the italian city of Ventimiglia every 20 minutes during peak hours. TGV (fast train) services from Nice go to Lyon, Paris and Lille. Some TGVs from/to Paris stop in Monaco.
- By bus : Lin ... more

Accommodation

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If you do not want to stay with other HC members, or noone is available, here is what other members suggest. Hostels Hotels Camping Other Options

Food and Drinks and Local Specialties

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Restaurants :
Monaco is expensive, so be very cautious with restaurants
Though a good dinner at Le Huit et Demi (Rue Langlé, La Condamine) will probably cost you at least 20 €, it's worth the price.
Planet Pasta (Rue Imberty, La Condamine) will serve you delicious pasta, and as it's one of the cheapest restaurants in town, you MUST book in advance, even on weekdays.
If you want to enjoy a good lunch in front of the sea and eat as much as ... more

Money and Costs

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Currency, Exchanging Money, Credit Cards, Tipping, Bargaining, Costs...

Visa and Documents and Embassies

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Conditions for visas are the same as in France. You will cross the border from France without meeting customs. If you want to get a stamp on your passport, go to the Tourist Office desk at the train station.

Borders and Customs

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Post and Communications and Internet

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Post, Telephone, Fax, Internet Access ...

Questions and Answers or Forum

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Here anything goes, you can post questions you have, and other members will answer you. If you do answer, please send the reply directly to the asking member as well, and try to integrate the information into the categories above. If too difficult to do, just answer right here and a volunteer will integrate in the future. Also, you can put thanks notes in here. Add new questions on top so they show up on the Travel Guide page. Please post messages not related to traveling or the aim of the Hospi ... more

Hospitality Club Meetings

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Use this section to add more info if you organize meetings and events (you can add a short note on the main country page). You can also invite other members to parties, sports events, whenever you would like to meet up with someone.

Travelogues

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Photos

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Here you can include photos that are hosted somewhere on the internet. As with maps, you have to make sure that it is ok for us to use the photos here (so they should be either your photos, or you should ask the owner), and that it is allright to call them up from here.

Activities and Sports

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Nightlife and Entertainment

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Bars, Cafes, Discos, Cinemas...

Population and People

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Culture and Conduct or Local Customs

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Language and Useful Phrases

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Events and Holidays

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Festivals, Sports, Concerts, Public Holidays...

Climate and When to Go

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Geography

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Environment and Flora and Fauna

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Dangers and Warnings

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Tourist Traps

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Health

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History

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Government and Politics

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Economy

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GDP, GDP per head, Annual growth, inflation, Major Industries, Major trading partners...

Arts

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Music, Literature, Theater, Movies ...

Media

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Newspapers, Radio and TV, Magazines ...

Religion

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Volunteer Opportunities and Work

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Organized Tours

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What to Bring or Packing List

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Shopping

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Books and Further Reading

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Guidebooks, Travel, History and Politics
Please enter Amazon links to the books - we will put info on how to do this here shortly. This way we hope to get a bit of funding for the running of the club, if someone buys the books you recommend.

Other Information

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Could not fit it into any of the categories above? Put it here...:-)

External Links

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For a guide to Monaco and Monte Carlo including a map, Monaco weather, direct contact details for hotels in Monaco including the Hotel de Paris and Columbus hotels and the Monaco Grand Prix visit yourmonaco.com

Offtopic Messages

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Here you can add messages that are not exactly related to the aims of the Hospitality Club (but related to the country). Do you need a visa invitation? Looking for an internship, job or a flat to rent? Just add this here, and if you are lucky other members will read it and contact you. Remember: do not send messages like this directly to members - after giving you this space here, we will fight spam even more strictly!
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