Saturday, August 27, 2011


La Chaumiere – Place du Jardin Exotique (Moneghetti); 011-377-9770-0492;; popular with royal family.

Sights & Sites
Oceanographic Museum – Avenue Saint-Martin; 011-377-9315-3600;; includes Damien Hirst’s Fear of Flying.

Bakeries, Coffee, Ice Cream, Juice & Tea
Morelli’s Gelato – Casino Square (at Cafe de Paris); 011-377-9806-7623;; ice cream.

Bars & Nightclubs
Cafe de Paris – Casino Square; 011-377-9806-7623;; cocktails.

Fairmont – 12 Avenue des Spelugues; 011-377-9350-6500;
Hotel de Paris – Place du Casino; 011-377-9806-3000;; Belle Epoque landmark; spectacular both in terms of luxury and views; Alain Ducasse restaurant.
Hotel Metropole – 4 Avenue de la Madone; 011-377-9315-1535;
Monte Carlo Beach Club – Avenue Princess Grace; 011-33-4-9328-6666;; beautifully designed rooms; best breakfast in town.

Cafe de Paris – Casino Square; 011-377-9806-7623;; brasserie.
Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo – 4 Avenue de la Madone (at Metropole Hotel); 011-377-9315-1510;
Le Louis XV – Place du Casino (at Hotel de Paris); 011-377-9216-2976;; owned by Alain Ducasse.

Art et Rapy – 3/5 Avenue Princesse Grace; 011-377-9770-1255;; contemporary works.
Czarina – 4 Princesse Alice; 011-377-9216-1989;; owned by Lily Safra’s grand-daughter, Adrianna Elia; 20-year-old gift shop.
SEM-ART Gallery – 20 Avenue de la Costa; 011-377-9770-5070;; contemporary works.
Trottinette – 3 Avenue St. Charles; 011-377-9325-2729; teen’s and women’s clothing.

Sights & Sites
Casino Square – city center; Anoosh Kapoor statue (Sky Mirror) in fountain.
Grand Casino – 2 Avenue de Monte-Carlo; 011-377-9806-6900;; entertainment and gambling complex; includes casino, Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo offices.
Museum of Napoleon Souvenirs – Monaco-Ville; 011-377-9325-1831;; over 1K documents and objects relating to 1st Empire.
Nouveau Musee National (La Villa des Pins) – 8 Saint Honore Labande, Bâtiment B; 011-377-9898-1962;
Nouveau Musee National (Villa Sauber) – 17 Avenue Princesse Grace; 011-377-9898-9126;; 18th-19th Century automatons and dolls; within rose garden, in Larvotto Beach complex; to get here, take elevator down from Place des Moulins.
Nouveau Musee National (Villa Paloma) – 56 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique; 011-377-9898-4860;; next door to Jardin Exotique; recently restored with fabulous stained-glass windows; hosts temporary exhibits.

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