When in… Monaco

Marking for many the start of a summer social season, the Monaco Grand Prix is around the corner. Find some quiet in the revelry, or a place to enjoy the elevated atmosphere of the French Riviera, with our guide to Monaco.  
Brunch

Over-indulgence is almost a must over Grand Prix weekend. As a result, all manner of evenings culminate in a longer-than-usual lie-in. Scoff at strict hotel breakfast times with brunch at the L’Intempo, every Sunday from 12pm – 4pm. We recommend the lounge terrace for sun, sea, and privacy.

Cocktails

Shrug off a sun-soaked day at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s Le Bar Américain headed by chef, Franck Cerutti. The ‘Condamine’- made with orange liqueur, lemon, cranberry juice, and thyme syrup – takes pride of place on the limited menu, and is inspired by Monaco’s national flag.

Dinner

The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is a visit in and of itself, but dinner at the hotel’s three Michelin star Le Louis XV makes for an elegant evening in its chandeliered dining room. Famed chef, Alain Ducasse, has created the menu as an opulent nod to classic mediterranean dishes.

Stay

Arrive by yacht and you’ll have only a short walk to the sunbeds awaiting you at Hôtel Hermitage, built in the early 1900s and still filled with intimate early century charm. There are nine Diamond Suites across the top floors, making the chances of a late booking more favourable. If the crowds ever become too much around the track, retreat to the hotel’s private beach, where cabins with menu service are available throughout the day in high season.

Relax

Those committed to routine will find Thirty Nine a more than adequate replacement for their home sports club, while those with no intention to break a sweat can drop by the treatment rooms. Here, therapists use the highest quality ingredients in exclusive treatments like the Ila Pearl & Jasmine scrub with amethyst wrap. When in Monaco…

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