The imposing state of Monaco is just over an hour away from Van der Valk Hotel Bloom. In this small kingdom you surround yourself with an oasis of wealth, glamor and luxury. Think expensive cars, large yachts and prestigious villas. Although Monaco is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, a day trip to the state doesn't have to cost a lot of money. With the tips below you can turn your day trip to Monaco into an unforgettable memory!
Small streets, cosy restaurants and beautiful views on Monte Carlo: the ancient city of Monaco-Ville is one of the most beautiful sights of Monaco. The historical village is located on a rock formation, on a height of 65 meters. The views from this point are magnificent. In Monaco-Ville there are lots of things to see and do. Visit the Palais Princier, the residence of the royal family, where you can admire the changing of the guard at 11:55 am. It is also recommended to stroll through the dreamy streets and have a delicious bite to eat on one of the many terraces of Monaco-Ville.
Musée Océanographique & Jardin Exotique
For lovers of the sea and its animals, the Musée Océanographique is a real must-see. Over 90 aquariums can be found here with different types of coral, fish and other sea creatures such as sharks, lobsters and jellyfish. Jardin Exotique is highly recommended for nature lovers. This botanical garden is home to a large collection of succulents and cacti. It is also possible to visit the cave under the guidance of a specialist.
The Monte Carlo casino
Feeling lucky and want to lay some bets? Then the casino of Monte Carlo is the perfect destination. This imposing building is a sight in itself, but the interior houses one of the most prestigious casinos in the world. The place attracts wealthy from all over the world who venture into games like Blackjack, Roulette and Poker.
Monaco Grand Prix
If you visit Monaco in the last weekend of May, you can't miss the Monaco Grand Prix. The event is being organised since 1929 and is the only Formula 1 race where the circuit runs through the streets of a city. If only for the exuberant atmosphere during the Grand Prix, this is a great time to visit Monaco!
Besides Monaco, there are more cities to discover in the vicinity of Hotel Bloom. Visit the beautiful Saint-Tropez or opt for larger cities such as Nice and Cannes. Prefer to stay closer to the hotel? There is also plenty to discover in Fréjus and Saint Aygulf!