Famous for the glitz and the glam, Monaco is an epicenter for wealth and Mediterranean charm. Because of it’s cameos on Gossip Girl and Monte Carlo, many young girls dream of someday visiting Monaco. Furthermore, you are guaranteed to get beautiful photos of Monaco when you visit.
Officially named The Principality of Monaco, Monaco is the 2nd smallest country in the world. it is only 2 square kilometers!
Monaco is a photographer’s paradise. As you can see from the above photos, every corner of this city is beautiful. Considering this, it’s no surprise that I captured over five hundred photos of Monaco!
Most commonly known for the immense wealth of this micro state, 30% of Monaco’s residents are millionaires, and symbols of wealth populate the city. As you can see from these photos of Monaco, luxury brands and sports cars are everywhere you turn.
This small country offers a rich history, incredible food, and beautiful views of the French Riviera.
With a short amount of time in this micro state, I headed first to the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. This is the official residence of Prince Albert II and has been home to the Grimaldi residence since the 13th century. Originally built as a fortress, the Prince’s Palace is one of the most unique palaces in all of Europe. It is one of the must-see attractions in Monaco.
I timed my tour of the palace to see the changing of the guard, which I highly recommend experiencing. Then, I wandered into Crêperie Pizzéria du Rocher
for lunch where we enjoyed some of the most delicious crepes that we’ve ever tasted (you can also get a Monaco beer here).
I recommend making time to visit Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée. It is the cathedral that most of the Grimaldis, including Grace Kelly, are buried. This cathedral is one of my favorite photos of Monaco that I took.
No trip to Monaco is complete without a visit to Monte Carlo. I saw the Grand Prix race course and visited the Monte Carlo Casino. There are hundreds of shops and extravagant boutiques and bakeries that you can visit in this area as well!
I hope you enjoyed these photos of Monaco. Adieu, Monaco! I will be back shortly!