A stay in the Principality can recharge your batteries in a fraction of a second. The benefits of the sea are self-evident.
Walking down towards the sea and the Grimaldi Forum,
high tech conference and events centre, you will discover the National Museum -
villa Sauber and the Japanese Garden.
The National Museum - Villa
Sauber, 17 avenue Princesse, is one of the last Belle Epoque villas in Monaco.
In the absence of indisputable documentation, we do not know the precise date
of the Villa's construction. However it is stated that at the beginning of the
1900's it belonged to the Blanc family who played a fundamental part in the
development of the Société des Bains de Mer and the Casino of Monte-Carlo.
Since 1969 the house and garden have remained the property of the Principality
of Monaco. By proposing two exhibitions a year in each venue, the NMNM reveals a
long-ignored heritage and develops the discovery of the contemporary scene. As
of now, “Training for a Museum” has determined the programmes of the Villa
Sauber and the Villa Paloma according to two themes that are intimately linked
with cultural, historical and artistic heritage of the Principality: Art and
Performance at the Villa Sauber, Art and Territory at the Villa Paloma. Tel. : +377 98 98 91 26.
The Japanese Garden (free admission, 9am – sunset) is
located on the Avenue Princesse Grace. This magnificent garden, designed by the
landscape architect Yasuo Beppu has been laid out over 7,000 m2 at the edge of
the Mediterranean. An authentic work of art, it blends stone, water and plants
in marvellous harmony. This park at the foot of the city is blessed with a
special atmosphere accentuated by the use of water sprays on the bushes of
azalea, rhododendrons and camellias.
The walk will take around 1 hour
For children, there is the merry go round on the
Esplanade du Larvotto.