Glistening seas and glamour await you in the magnificent municipality of Monaco. Bathed in year round sunshine and sitting pretty on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco is he kind of place you visit and dream about living. Luxe beach clubs, mega yachts and cliff top cafes all with views over the ocean. Most visitors of course are a few million dollars short of securing an ocean front villa however that doesn’t make this little country any less accessible.
Monaco is open to anyone and you can visit for the day from Nice, France or splash out with a night in one of the exclusive hotels in Monte Carlo. If you decide to drive from Nice, the views are almost as good as the destination! Dotted with hillside villages, harbours and beach coves, the coastline is dramatically stunning.
Exploring Monaco by foot is essential to soak up the atmosphere and uncover hidden little streets of prettiness. I recommend starting at the Royal Palace and old town of Monaco-Ville then taking the stairs down to the harbour and up again to the Monte Carlo Casino. You can’t really get lost in Monaco and if you go too far you’ll end up in either France or Italy…hardly bad options.
Take a peek below at the photographs from my most recent visit to hopefully inspire a little wanderlust this weekend…
Little tip: If you want to get a different perspective of Monaco you can jump on the small ferry that crosses the harbour throughout the day. Tickets are only 2euro and while the trip is only 5minutes, it’s a great vantage point to look back at the yachts and city!
Hello! I’m the founder and photographer behind The Wandering Lens. With 14+yrs experience as a professional travel and landscape photographer, all advice found on this site is from my personal experience on the road. I hope it’s useful for your own travels and would love to hear in the comments about your trips and experiences around the world.
I'm Lisa Michele Burns, a professional photographer and founder of The Wandering Lens from Australia. Welcome to your guide to photographing the world, improving your photography and scouting unique and inspiring places to experience with your camera. After three years online, The Wandering Lens has turned into the leading publisher of photography focused travel guides and I'm always so excited to hear from readers as they're travelling and improving their photos!