May 16, 2017


Summer season is fast approaching and what better way to kick it off, than to attend the glamourous Cannes film festival followed by the infamous Monte-Carlo Grand Prix. The French Riviera boasts life and amusement at this time of the year and highly recommend you head there if you can to make the most of it.

Although spending the weekend on the riviera can come at quite a considerable cost there are also plenty of very reasonable options which will enable you to enjoy the great atmosphere that the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix has to offer without re-mortgaging your house.

Your next question will be What and Where ? So, enough with the blab… Discover our guide to Monte-Carlo Grand Prix 2017 with options to cater to all budgets ( new edition of our previous article WHAT TO DO AT THE MONACO GRAND PRIX.






Needless to say the Hermitage is one of the most famous and prestigious establishments in Monaco. With 278 room, the Hermitage hosts the creme de la creme when it comes to guests. All guests have direct access to the most incredible and relaxing spa you will ever set foot in called les Thermes Marins that directly over looks the ocean and port Hercules of Monaco. It may come with a hefty price tag, but who said you aren’t allowed to indulge once in a while.

Square Beaumarchais, 98000 Monaco

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Le Meridien Beach Plaza


What sets the Meridien beach plaza aside from any other hotel in Monaco is the fact that it is the only hotel with a private beach.  The hotel is dog friendly which is an added bonus for all you pet lovers out there. One more thing, if you are ever feeling hungry after a night out order a cheeseburger, they are by far the best I have ever had.

22 Avenue Princesse Grace · Monte Carlo, 98000 · Monaco  · Téléphone: (+377) 93 30 98 80 



 Le Novotel


Looking for a great location for a decent price, then Le Novotel is the perfect option for you. Compared to many other hotels Novotel rates start from 154 € and is literally a 4 minute walk to the Golden square where you can enjoy a spot of shopping and the famous Casino.

16 Bld Princesse Charlotte, 9800, Monaco Tel (+377)99998300


Tip: For other cheap alternatives we suggest you take a look at hotels in Beausoleil which is on the border of Monaco and only several minutes walk to the Golden Square. 


Monte-Carlo Beach Club


Fancy a day of celebrity spotting away from the noise and chaos of the revving engines of Formula 1, then the beach club is the perfect day escape. Situated at close proximity from the Larvotto, this small haven boasts luxury, with it’s enormous sea water swimming pool. Perfect for families with young children as there is a a children’s swimming pool with lifeguard surveillance.

2 avenue Princesse Grace, 9800 Monaco Tel (+334)93286666



La Note Bleu 


Affordable and fun, La note bleu is situated on Monaco’s public beach Larvotto. Meters away from the sea. La Note Bleu serves great food especially their deserts which are home-made. Staff is extremely kind and helpful. Great for a family day out but equally as good to go with friends.

Plage du Larvotto, Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco, Tel:377 93500502

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Monte-Carlo Bay


A beautiful Mediterranean oasis overlooking the sea. Added bonus your restless husbands can enjoy a splash of gambling at the casino whilst you top up your tan.

40 Avenue Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco,T. (377) 98 06 01 80

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Nikki Beach


Don’t have time to make it to St Tropez, St Tropez has now made it’s way to you. Situated on the Fairmont rooftop, party goers can now enjoy the full experience in Monte-Carlo.

 12 Avenue des Spélugues, 98000 Monte-Carlo +377 93 50 65 00


Tip: Not bothered  about getting a sun bed, you can also take a towel and lie on the beach and guess what, all for free!



Unlike Geneva or London, Monaco is rather limited when it comes to affordable shopping but here are a few of my favourites.

Le Dressing 

Great designer finds for a fraction of the price.

1 rue Princesse Florestine, 98000 Monte-Carlo

Boutique One

Great easy going casual pieces for everyday use

Métropole Shopping Center , 98000 Monte-Carlo

Needless to say designer stores such as Chanel , Celine, Miu Miu and Dior are worth stopping by in the Casino gardens even if it is only for a spot of window shopping. For a quick fix you can also go to Zara.


Need to fix up to look sharp? Head to Sephora in the Metropole Shopping center to get your make up done.


Sass Cafe


Is a very cosy club restaurant set in the heart of the principality.  Fun and intimate , it is the perfect destination to get your night going. Start off with an upscale brasserie type dinner outside followed by piano bar entertainment which later on in the night is replaced by a great DJ.

11 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monte-Carlo +377 93 25 52 00



Located at the Meridien Beach Plaza, Sunset is the meeting point for the golden youth, bringing talented DJ’s together with a racing atmosphere, during the Monaco Grand Prix. Open for four days only, from Noon ’til Midnight it is the perfect place for you to get a glimpse of the racers.

For your lunch, aperitif or dinner reservations please contact . Although sunset do not have any entrance fee entry can only be guaranteed by placing a reservation at .




Jimmy’z is one of the world’s most legendary night clubs and hosts some of the most glamourous parties on the cote d’Azur. Many royals, celebrities, and models have been seen to hit the dancefloor. Yes it is expensive but for one night enjoy it !

26 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco +377 98 06 70 68


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