For the most luxurious and glamorous holiday, look no further than Monaco. While this little country is known as one of the Grand Prix pit stops, it has so much to offer you when it comes to the finest things in life.
Like all other grand vacations, it starts with a luxurious hotel stay. The good news is that Monaco is home to some of the most fabulous hotels in the world. Top of the list are the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), which has its own casino, and the Hotel de Paris, which is famous for its Michelin-starred restaurants and private wine cellar.
Located on the basement level, it has an extensive collection of over 400,000 bottles of wines, spirits and champagnes. As if this can’t get any better, it carries some of the rarest and priceless vintages ever created. This hidden treasure is open to select guests only, and if you’re one of the lucky few, you will be taken to an exclusive tour and wine tasting.
When there is wine, there’s gourmet food. Monaco has no less than nine Michelin-starred restaurants which include Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV (3 stars), Marcel Ravin’s Blue Bay (1 star) and Paolo Sari’s Elsa (1 star). If your discerning palate wants to try dishes from these culinary geniuses, this is the place to be.
As soon as you’ve satiated your appetite for exceptional food and wine, take the time to also appreciate Monaco for its stunning architecture. The Baroque-style buildings have been preserved and are still used as prestigious venues for cultural events, which range from classical dance performances to modern music festivals.
Nowadays, the country welcomes throngs of visitors from the US, Australia and the UK. However, it still wants to attract more people, especially from Asia, to discover its wondrous offerings. Trust us, it’s more than just the F1 race.
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