Cathédrale de Monaco
Built on the site of a 13th-century church dedicated to St. Nicholas, and housing the Grimaldi family tombs, this is the place where Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace were married. Pontifical services take place on the major religious festivals such as the Feast of Saint Dévote, the patron saint of Monaco, on January 27.
4 Rue Colonel-Bellando-de-Castro.
T: 00 377 93 30 87 70.
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Gardens are plentiful in Monaco but none are like this vertiginous wonder, situated 100 metres above sea level and offering bird’s eye views. Not only is it a home to year-round flowering cacti from far-flung continents, but it also has a prehistoric observatory cave with stalactite and stalagmites and evidence of Ancient man.
62 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique.
T: 00 377 93 15 29 80.
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
The Villas Paloma and Sauber are home to contemporary art collections from famous artists such as Laure Prouvost and Guy de Cointet. Throughout the year, visitors can take part in informal meetings and readings, or simply enjoy exhibitions such as that of the multifaceted work of Fausto Melotti, one of Italy’s greatest artists of the inter-war and post-war periods. His work will be on show until January 17 at Villa Paloma.
Villa Paloma, 56 Boulevard du Jardin Exotique.
T: 00 377 98 98 48 60.
Villa Sauber, 17 Avenue Princesse Grace.
T: 00 377 98 98 91 26.
Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo
For a well-earned rest and recuperation off deck, get a grand dose of pampering at this state-of-the art treatment centre. Its à la carte spa menu offers everything from anti-ageing beauty treatments
to Shiatsu massage and there are two cryotherapy chambers in which you can enjoy the relaxing benefits of temperatures of minus 60 and minus 110 degrees celsius. Or zap the fat with some of the latest in cutting-edge tech to get glamour-ready.
2 Avenue de Monte-Carlo.
T: 00 377 98 06 69 00.