Top 7 Surprising Experiences

Publication date: 06/06/2022
There’s so much to see and do in the Principality all year round. Here’s an eclectic selection of some of the more surprising activities on offer!

1. Try an escape game at the Oceanographic Museum

Take a journey through time aboard Prince Albert I’s famous research vessel, the Princess Alice II! In a marine-themed setting with collectors’ items, lab equipment, and ship’s rigging, you will need all your explorer’s wits about you to complete your mission. It all begins in the Princess Alice II’s scientific laboratory. Will you reach dry land without losing your priceless discoveries?

2. Take the wheel of a classic car 

With the Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza, experience for yourself the golden age of glamour and cinema in Monaco and relive classic movie scenes on the iconic winding coastal roads made famous by Princess Grace, starring alongside Cary Grant in Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief".

3. Spend a night at the museum  

Have you ever dreamed of your very own “night at the museum”? At the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, now you can! Our wish is your command! At night, the Museum doesn’t sleep. In the silent darkness of the grand halls, you’ll discover a whole new side of the Museum that few get to see. The beam of your torch will reveal the incredible secrets that lie in Monaco’s magical Temple of the Sea.

4. Tie the knot 20,000 leagues under the sea 

For a truly unique wedding in Monaco, four-time world freediving champion Pierre Frolla invites you the iconic Larvotto beach. The ceremony takes place in a beautifully themed setting with amphorae and altar, and continues back on dry land with cocktails on the beach, followed by a sumptuous lunch on the sands. Whether you’re a diving enthusiast or simply want an experience like no other, this very special ceremony will leave you with unforgettable memories.

5. Catch a movie under the stars 

Throughout the summer, the Open Air Cinema screens movies outdoors to the delight of cinephiles. In a magnificent yet unusual location, at the end of a wooded garden just a short distance from the terraces of Monaco’s prison, the open-air cinema is perfect for fun summer evenings with 500 seats, a giant screen of over 200 m2, an enchanting setting, and all films shown in their original versions!


6. Take in three countries in one day 

A unique experience, winding your way along the Riviera between the balconies and terraces overlooking the Principality and the Mediterranean. Treat yourself to a trio of the most picturesque tableaux, as you drive along the sun-kissed roads of the French, Monegasque, and Italian coastline in a setting like no other. And a for a quite breathtaking panorama, take the car for a spin to the Tête de Chien, and admire three countries as they stretch out beside the sea.

7. Meet marine mammals 

Embark with Sustainable Whale Watching Monaco on a half or full-day excursion and experience something truly magical in the blue waters off Monaco. Under the supervision of qualified professionals, meet the great marine mammals of the Pelagos sanctuary, a marine reserve of 87,500 sq. km where animal species are protected under an agreement between Monaco, France, and Italy. This summer, the company - which mainly caters to groups - is setting aside two dates for individuals: Sunday 10 July and Sunday 31 July.