What to do in Monaco on a rainy day

You have a day to spend in Monaco and bummer… it’s raining. So how to get the most of your day?

Visit the Monte-Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Casino

You can visit the Monte-Carlo Casino from 9am to 1pm (last entrance at 12:15pm). There is no gambling at this time so you can visit with kids. Check out our complete review of the Morning Visit of the Monte-Carlo Casino.

If you’re looking for some action, gambling starts at 2pm.

Visit the Oceanographic Museum

The Shark Lagoon – A 6meter deep aquarium
photo credit: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The museum sits on top of the Old Town of Monaco (known by locals as Le Rocher). The architecture alone is worth the price of admission. Be sure to go on the roof for a stunning vista photo op! More details on the museum here.

Visit the Prince’s Palace

La Salle du Trône du Palais Princier .
Sélection de photographie pour le site web palais.mc.

Fans of Royalty should be sure to visit the Prince’s palace. The palace is like a museum – full of history. The visit is only possible from April to October. and the entry ticket is 8€. More details can be found here.

Visit The Car Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco

entrance of the Cars Collection of H.S.H The Prince of Monaco
The Car Collection of H.S.H The Prince of Monaco is located in Fontvielle

The Prince’s auto collection is well worth the visit for anybody who has the slightest interest in cars. The auto collection is found in Fontvielle, which is the smaller port found to the south-west of the Old Town (approx 5 minute walk from the Place d’Armes market).

The visit is open every day (except December 25th) from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Admission tickets are 8€. Children (6-16 years old) and students are 4€.

There is a F1 simulator in the museum. For 20€ you can feel the sensation of driving an F1 car for 7 minutes.

Every year, in addition to the permanent collection, there is a special expo.

Check out our complete review here

Voiture de la Collection de Voitures de S.A.S. Le Prince de Monaco.
Crédit Photo: Palais Princier de Monaco

Have a drink in a 5-star hotel

While in Monaco, why not enjoy a taste of high society? I recommend the lobby at Hotel Metropole (not the Metropole Shopping Center). They have seasonal decorations, always a delight for the eyes.

lobby of hotel Metropole Monaco
credit photo: booking.com

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