the prestige cars at the Casino, the Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of
Monaco, and the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix, automobile enthusiasts
will find their heaven in the Principality of Monaco. After a lengthy stroll
along the route of the Formula One circuit, stop for a bite to eat at La Condamine
market or in the nearby streets.
It was built in 1893 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House. Its marble paved "atrium", surrounded with 28 Ionic columns made of onyx, gives access to the Opera Hall (no visits) which is entirely decorated in red and gold, with bas-reliefs and sculptures.
Bus routes 1, 5, 6
Place du Casino
Start of the Formula One Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix is one of the oldest and most prestigious motor races in the
world. The circuit was inaugurated by
the Prince in 1929. The narrow city streets make overtaking almost impossible,
so qualifying is crucial to ensuring a good position on the starting grid.
Statue of Juan Manuel Fangio
statue sculpted by Joaquim Ros Sabaté is a tribute to the Argentine motor
racing driver. There are six such
statues around the world, all identical, in Buenos Aires (Argentina), Monaco,
Montmeló (Spain), Nürburg (Germany), Stuttgart (Germany) and Monza (Italy).
Juan Manuel Fangio is seen by many as the greatest driver in history. In seven
full seasons in Formula One, he was world champion five times (with four different
teams) and runner-up twice.
the famous Monaco Formula One Grand Prix circuit, the Rascasse Hairpin is among
the most iconic turns. With an angle of 135°, overtaking is virtually
La Condamine, the heart of Monaco
To experience the traditional Monaco, visit the local market at la Condamine. Every morning, this large esplanade located in the heart of town wakes up to the colours and smells of the fruit and vegetable stalls, surrounded by shaded arcades where you can enjoy an aperitif and a bite to eat while reading the paper.
Bus routes 1, 2, 3, 6
Cars collection of HSH the Prince of Monaco
on the Terrasses de Fontvieille, this remarkable exhibition brings together
almost a hundred cars of all ages, produced by the top European and American
manufacturers, as well as six coaches belonging to H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of
Bus routes 3, 4, 6
Fontvieille C. Commercial