Synonymous with glitz and glamour, it’s no surprise that Monaco is often referred to as the Las Vegas of Europe.
Monaco Las Vegas Of Europe
Boasting the “cream of high society”, the rich, beautiful and famous either live in Monaco permanently, or take frequent holidays to their private mansions in the country.
Being a tax haven with incredibly low taxes, one of the main sources of the country’s income is tourism, and every year hundreds of thousands of people flock to the city to attend their world famous F1 Monaco Grand Prix or visit their famous casinos.
According to Party Casino, Monaco and especially the city Monte Carlo, is the place to be if you enjoy glamorous gambling.
This small city with only 15 000 residents, has become a gambling mecca.
Not only is it the location for the Grand Prix, but it also holds the location for one of the most famous casinos in the world: the Monte Carlo Casino.
The impressive Casino was built in 1863 in baroque style with a view overlooking the ocean, and rooms decorates with frescoes, stained glass windows and sculptures.
The Casino also houses an Opera house, and there are plenty of luxurious boutiques around the Casino to spend your money if you happen to win.
Monte Carlo and the Casino were also the locations for a number of James Bond movies, including Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye.
The entrance fee to get in is only €10, but strangely enough, the residents of Monaco are not allowed inside.
If you’re not a resident, however, the Casino is definitely a place worth to visit just for the experience, whether you’ll be gambling or not – but remember to dress properly!
The casino is owned by a public company in which the government shares a major part, which may explain why they made the country into such a popular gambling destination.
It is amazing how the country has grown from being the poorest in Europe, to the wealthiest.
And just like there is more to Las Vegas than its casinos, there is plenty more glamour to experience in Monaco.
While there are many opportunities for fine dining, the restaurant Louis XV is definitely one of the very best.
Sparkling with gold and jewels, the dining room transports you back to the 17th century Europe, and ordering some wine from their wine cellar, which is the largest in the whole world with 250,000 bottles, is definitely something special.
One of the city’s top attractions is to visit the Oceanographic Museum, an exceptional marine museum where the rarest species of fish and marine life in many magnificent shapes and colors swim about in 90 pools, including the new Shark Lagoon, a giant 450 cubic meter pool.
These are just a few ways to enjoy Monaco, what are your favorite things to do in this city?