Garden enthusiasts, assemble. Bus or taxi to the Jardin Exotique, where some 7,000 varieties of succulent plants cascade down rocks in Monaco’s exquisite microclimate. See a 50-foot-tall African euphorbia shaped like a candelabra – it’s no run-of-the-garden daisy.
Charles Garnier, architect of Paris’ famous Opéra Garnier, created on a grand scale. His pièce de résistance in Monaco is the astonishing Belle Epoque Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House, with landmark rococo turrets, green copper cupolas and gold chandeliers.
In Monaco, you are spoiled with exceptional choices in spa, health and wellness services. Aromatic and curative therapies and modern health and beauty facilities will impress… as will trained staff dedicated to your every need. Mind. Body. And Soul.
First stop when the sun goes down: the three-Michelin star Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse or the rooftop Le Grill in the Hôtel de Paris. Another tantalizing option: the double Michelin-starred Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo, in the Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo.