Private jet charter and flights to Monte Carlo
Luxury yachts, designer shopping and world-class cuisine – Monte Carlo is the globe’s glamour capital and a mecca for the wealthy jet-set. Tucked between the sun-soaked French and Italian Rivieras in the tax-free principality of Monaco, the millionaire’s playground oozes sophisticated charm. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Visit the beautiful 19th-century Cathedrale de Monaco – Princess Grace’s final resting place – before watching the ceremonial changing of the guard at Palais du Prince, the royal family’s official residence. On the Terrasses de Fontvieille you can view Prince Ranier’s private collection of antique cars, which is open to the public and includes models by Ferrari, Maserati and Rolls Royce along with a Lexus from the 2011 royal wedding. Thrill-seekers should snare tickets to the electrifying Monaco Grand Prix, renowned for its daring street circuit, and rub shoulders with the super-rich at the grand Monte Carlo Casino, which has appeared in several James Bond films.
This luxury capital is a shopping haven. Splash out on haute couture fashion and high-end jewellery in the exclusive Carré d’Or district, where elegant boutiques stock coveted labels such as Hermès, Dior, Chanel and Cartier. Pick up a handmade sweet treat from La Chocolaterie de Monaco, the country’s official chocolate-maker since 1920, and peruse gifts bearing Prince Ranier’s personal seal at Manufacture de Monaco.
Lavish fine dining is the order of the day in Monte Carlo. Patrons can personally select their own fresh seafood at La Marée, a rooftop restaurant overlooking Port Hercule, and watch as two-Michelin-starred Mediterranean cuisine is prepared in the open-plan kitchen at Joël Robuchon. Further afield in Monaco’s Old Town, you’ll find Marché de la Condamine’s fantastic food market – head to Truffle Gourmet for great-value Italian-inspired treats. Make sure you also try Monaco’s national dish, the barbagiuan, a savoury stuffed pastry typically filled with Swiss chard and ricotta.
Unsurprisingly, the city is scattered with ultra-luxurious hotels. Rub shoulders with the glitterati at Hôtel de Paris, a lavish Belle Époque palace with three-Michelin-starred cuisine and the world’s largest wine cellar; and soak up the glamorous atmosphere at Monte Carlo Beach, a society bolthole since the 1920s. Families will love the Fairmont Monte Carlo with its fabulous rooftop pool, while Hotel Metropole is a peaceful retreat with world-class spa.