About Monte Carlo, Monaco
Monte Carlo is situated along the French Riviera, and sits at the base of the Maritime Alps. The population is roughly 18,700 people, and Monte Carlo’s urban territory is estimated to be 0.234 square miles. The famed race the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix takes place here, at the Circuit de Monaco. Fashion shows, the Monaco International Auto Show, the World Backgammon Championship, the European Poker Tour, and high-profile championship boxing bouts can all be found in Monte Carlo.
Popular Destinations in Monte Carlo
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Monte Carlo? While many key tourist attractions are located in other parts of Monaco, Monte Carlo is still a leading European tourist destination. Some of the top travel attractions are listed below:
Monte Carlo Casino: Included on the grounds of this entertainment/gambling complex are the offices of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, the Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo, and the casino itself. Construction of the casino originally began in 1858. Renovations continued in later years, and these days the casino features slot machines, video poker, baccarat, craps, Trente et Quartante, blackjack, stud poker, and roulette. It is customary for papers to be checked at the entrance to Monte Carlo Casino, as it is forbidden for Monacao citizens to enter the casino’s gaming rooms. Some may recognize this casino from scenes from the movie Ocean’s Twelve, or from any number of James Bond movies.
The Prince’s Palace: Perched atop a hill with an incredible view of Monaco is the Prince’s Palace. This has been home to the Grimaldi Dynasty for the past 700 years. The Prince of Monaco and Princess Grace were married in the nearby cathedral, located just around the corner from The Prince’s Palace. Guided tours take about an hour, and for a special treat, visitors can observe the changing of the guard at 11:55 am each day.Old photos and other artifacts are part of the tour and audio guides are also available. During summer months, the state rooms of the palace are open to the public.
Opera de Monte Carlo: In an attempt to portray Monte Carlo’s cultural elements, the Grimaldi family commissioned the Opera de Monte Carlo’s construction in 1879. The 524-seat auditorium is considered comfortable but also “small, yet luxurious.” Visitors can attend philharmonic acts, ballet, and classical musical performances at the opera house.
Helicopter rides of Monte Carlo: This is the ultimate attraction for James Bond fans. Riders can feel just like the man of espionage with this helicopter ride. Spectacular views of the Monaco Grand Prix Race Track, the Monte Carlo Casino, and the Prince’s Palace are just a few sights to take in. Such a ride is the only way to fully appreciate the magnificent beauty of this stretch of the coastline of the French Riviera.
Monte Carlo Harbor: Beautiful buildings, impressive yachts, dozens of bars and restaurants, and fishing crews dot the coastline. One great way to take in the scenery at teh Monte Carlo Harbor is to take the water taxi (the Bateau Bus) and relax in style while sightseeing.
Luxury Lodging in Monte Carlo
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Monte Carlo? Monte Carlo is known for its exquisite luxury lodgings. Some of the notable examples include:
- Churchill Suites Monte Carlo
- Fairmont Monte Carlo
- Hotel de Paris, Monte Carlo
- Le Meridien Beach Plaza
- Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
Airports In or Nearby Monte Carlo For Private Jets
Air travel to Monte Carlo is made easy thanks to the following airports:
- Monte Carlo International Heliport (MCM):The Monte Carlo International Heliport is located within the heart of the principality of Monaco. It is the only aviation facility within Monaco and was opened in 1976. The heliport sits at an altitude of 20 feet above sea level. There are multiple helipads within the facility, and an excellent transfer infrastructure from the heliport. The heliport can only be used by helicopters, either private or chartered.
- Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE):Located 20 miles away from Monte Carlo, this is a popular destination for commercial and private aircraft users visiting Monaco. It sits at an elevation of 13 feet above sea level and has two concrete runways measuring 8400 and 9700 feet in length. The airport serves over 12 million passengers every year, and handles over 170,000 passenger movements. Events such as the Monaco Grand Prix usually increase traffic to and from the airport.
- Turin-Cuneo Levaldigi Airport(CUF): This airport is located 170 miles away from Monte Carlo and is one of the busiest airports in the country. It sits at an elevation of 14 feet above sea level and has three asphalt concrete runways measuring between 8,293 and 12,281 feet in length. The airport is a hub for several commercial airlines and also accommodates private aircraft.
- Toulon-Hyères Airport (TLN): Located in the city of Toulon Hyeres, this airport is located 220 miles away from Monte Carlo. Its elevation is 233 feet above sea level. And has a single asphalt runway measuring 8,000 feet in length. It handles an average of 700,000 passengers annually.
- Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA): Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airporthas flight connections to over 15 European countries. Sitting at an elevation of 240 feet above sea level, the airport has a single asphalt runway measuring 10,500 feet in length and an annual passenger turnover of over 1 million.
- Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): Aéroport de Cannes-Mandelieuis 216 miles away from Monte Carlo and sits at an elevation of 469 feet above sea level. 2.7 million passengers use the airport annually, and it has two asphalt runways measuring 5,200 feet and 2,400 feet in length.
- Albenga Airport (ALL):This public airport is located 70 miles away from Monte Carlo and stands at an elevation of 149 feet above sea level. It has a single asphalt runway measuring 4,800 feet, and is open to chartered aircraft but with prior arrangement.
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