Monaco is a great place to visit for new year's eve. It has been
on my wish list for a long time now, it’s a beautiful principality
located between France and Italy (mainly France) and is famed for
its’ F1 Grand Prix and celebrity visitors who come to gamble big
money at the Grand Casino (Casino de Monte-Carlo), think James Bond
style, well actually a couple of James Bond films have been filmed
It’s a hotspot for the rich and famous, with lavish yachts in the port and super cars on the road, this is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking to experience luxury and extravagance.
Take the time to visit some of Monaco’s attractions including the Exhibition of HSH The Prince of Monaco's Vintage Car Collection and the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Take a walk through Saint-Martin Gardens or the Princess Grace Botanical Gardens, but remember to have a nosey at Monte Carlo Harbor, especially at night, grab a drink and spend some time people watching!
Being in Monaco conjures images of style and sophistication, so
if you’ve got money to spend you’ll find some exquisite clubs with
great DJs to bring in the new year in the lap of luxury.
The biggest event however, on New Years Eve, is usually the gathering in Casino Square, Monte Carlo, where there is music, dancing and fireworks at midnight. So grab your bottle of bubbly and join in the festive fun.
You can also wander round the harbour area, it will be busy with other revellers, and you will get some great views of the fireworks that the super yachts let off.
The Christmas Village at Port Hercule is a great place for families to bring in the new year, live music with DJs and fireworks at midnight.
Monaco as you can imagine is a pricey beast, but the restaurants to choose from are stunning:
Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse a l'Hotel de Paris
I found a fab live web cam for Port Hercule:
Place du Casino live webcam:
The accommodation in Monaco is luxurious and will make you feel
like a superstar while you enjoy your time away, pick from an
amazing array of hotels:
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Hotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo Bay & Resort
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Le Meridien Beach Plaza
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.