A Couple’s Guide to Monaco, France
Check into a Luxury Hotel
First things first, if you want to do a couple’s trip right in Monaco, you’ll check into one of the luxury hotels. Nothing is spared when it comes to the beautiful and plush interiors of Monaco’s top hotels and even if it’s only for one night of your stay, it’s worth it. Book online for the best prices and as far in advance as possible for the best deals. Once you have your luxury room, you can be as thrifty as you like for the rest of your stay.
Make a Morning Coffee Stop
You’re on holiday, so take it slow. Even though you’re amid the hustle and bustle of Monaco, you’re on the Mediterranean and pace is deliciously slow. Make a stop at the iconic Café de Paris for your morning espresso and to plan the day ahead. Café de Paris is one of our favourite cafes in Monaco; not only is the facade gorgeous, but its location right next to the Casino is perfect for a spot of people watching. The cafe will always be busy because of its popularity but as a twosome, you’ll be able to squeeze right in.
Explore the Old Town
Head to Monaco’s old town ‘Le Rocher‘ for a spot of arm in arm wandering and sightseeing. A lot of the principality’s sights are situated on this pretty headland – in particular the Prince’s Palace and Saint Nicolas Cathedral – and the views from the square outside the Palace are really spectacular. The Saint-Martin Gardens perched on the hillside are perfect for a hand in hand stroll.
Indulge in Ice-Cream
Make sure to indulge in a gelato or a crepe for two when in Monaco. The principality is a melting pot for French and Italian cuisine and so the sweet treats are not to be missed. From the old town, head down to Fontvieille port – the area of Monaco that was just water only 50 years ago – and pick up an ice-cream to go. This is the perfect accompaniment for a stroll harbour-side. Check out these top cafes in Monaco for more perfect pit-stop places for something sweet.
Divert for an Ocean Dip
Monaco really does have it all for a couple’s trip away, including its own beach. You can either visit the public part of Larvotto beach for free or book a sunbed on the private side. Cool off from the Riviera sun with a dip in the Mediterranean, which is a glorious temperature for about nine months of the year. For raising a glass to the holiday, you don’t have to go far. On the beach is La Note Bleu; an airy restaurant that is so close to the water it practically laps at your feet whilst you sip.
Watch the Sunset over the Mediterranean
What could be more romantic than watching the sun setting over the Mediterranean Sea? After dinner, head to Monaco’s western edge and you’ll find a coastal path that runs right along the coast to Cap D’ail. This is a gorgeous walk to do in the daytime, but for sunset, just walk along for about 10 minutes and find your spot for when the sun goes down. A little bit of calm to finish off your couple’s day in Monaco.