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7 of the Most Magical Castles Near Monaco

Picture of Holly Howard
Updated: 8 December 2017
Monaco is situated in a really sweet spot. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, Italy lies to the east and Provence and its beautiful, undulating landscape to the west. Here are the most magical castles you’ll find within these vistas.
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Château Eza

Château Eza is a 400-year old castle that lies only 30 minutes to the west of Monaco and is simply stunning. The views of the Mediterranean are spectacular and you can enjoy a drink or a full stay here. The charming medieval village of Èze is definitely worth a wander before or after your visit. It is also home to the impressive Jardin Exotique d’Èze.

Château Eza, Rue de la Pise, Èze Village, France, +33 493 411 224

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Château Médieval de Roquebrune

A stone’s-throw from Monaco towards the Italian border is this gorgeous, medieval fortress. For several centuries the castle belonged to the royal Grimaldi family. You just can’t beat the views from this château perched on the hillside, looking out over the sea and the red roofs below.

Château Médieval de Roquebrune, Place William Ingram, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, +33 493 350 722

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Château de Montfort

The setting of Montfort Castle is truly beautiful. This Renaissance building is a popular wedding and events venue, with cypress trees in the mature park, a twinkling pool and large terraces. If you’re looking for a venue near Monaco for a special party, then this should be top of your list.

Château de Montfort, 442 Chemin de Montfort, La Colle-sur-Loup, France, +33 493 272 273

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Château Saint-Martin & Spa

On the edge of the gorgeous Préalpes d’Azur Natural Regional Park lies this 5-star luxury castle, set in a whopping 35 acres (14 hectares). A big attraction of this château for a special stay is the Saint-Martin Sisley Spa, with its infinity pool and fitness facilities including two tennis courts. Nice is the closest airport and, naturally, the estate offers transfers.

Château Saint-Martin & Spa, 2490 Avenue des Templiers, Vence, France, +33 493 580 202

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Château Diodato Riviera

Walking distance from Monaco, this modern château is a completely delightful place to stay for an opulent holiday. It occupies a privileged position in this sought-after area of the French Riviera.

Château Diodato Riviera, 16 Avenue le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, +33 607 936 225


Le Mas de Pierre

This is an incredible 5-star venue between Nice and Antibes. It hosts a high-quality restaurant and bar, and also has a spa, seminar venue, wellness centre and more.

Le Mas de Pierre, 2320 Route des Serres, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, +33 493 590 010


Château de Grimaud

In the small village of Grimaud, overlooking Saint Tropez, the strategic Grimaud Castle dates back to the 11th century. Today, just one room remains intact, but the incline walk is worth it – for the views and to have a moment in a historic pocket of the region.

Château de Grimaud, Grimaud, France, +33 494 433 929