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Photo of Monaco in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Monaco: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The Municipality of Monaco, with high-rise blocks squeezed onto every square inch, is a remarkable sight here on the riviera

Monaco is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Monaco. For detailed visitor information see the Monaco travel guide.

Attractions in Monaco

Stunning exotic garden overlooking Monaco and the Cote d'Azur: The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Popular places to visit nearby include La Turbie at 2 km and Eze at 5 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Monaco, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Monaco in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

The Jardin Exotique de Monaco

Garden less than one km (direction west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Stunning exotic garden overlooking Monaco and the Cote d'Azur...

See The Jardin Exotique de Monaco guide
La Turbie

La Turbie

at 2 km (direction north-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The small village of La Turbie developed in medieval times, or...

See La Turbie guide


at 5 km (direction west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Eze is one of our favourite villages in the whole...

See Eze guide
The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

The Jardin Exotique d'Eze

Garden at 5 km (direction west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The Exotic Garden of Eze is a beautiful garden...

See The Jardin Exotique d'Eze guide


at 5 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Medieval Roquebrune village and the coastal Cap Martin combine to make Roquebrune-Cap-Martin...

See Roquebrune-Cap-Martin guide


at 6 km (direction north-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Peillon is a small village, but the picturesque cobbled streets and the...

See Peillon guide


at 6 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

You should visit the quiet village of Gorbio as much...

See Gorbio guide
Villa Kérylos

Villa Kérylos

at 8 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Villa Kerylos is the recreation of a Greek Villa, with mosaics and...

See Villa Kérylos guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

One of the more low-key riviera resorts, Beaulieu-sur-Mer is a pleasant place...

See Beaulieu-sur-Mer guide


at 8 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The beautiful town of Menton, on the slopes of...

See Menton guide


at 8 km (direction north-north-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Its remote location stops too many tourists reaching Peille but make...

See Peille guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Sainte-Agnes is the highest coastal village in Europe, 800 metres above sea-level...

See Sainte-Agnes guide
Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi

at 8 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Villa Ephrussi is an beautiful villa with views across the...

See Villa Ephrussi guide
Cap Ferrat

Cap Ferrat

at 9 km (direction west-south-west), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Cap Ferrat has a pretty port, a lovely coast...

See Cap Ferrat guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Map of places to visit near Monaco


Markets in and near Monaco

  • Beaulieu-sur-Mer: market Saturday (7km)
  • Menton: market Tuesday & Monday (8km)
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: market Saturday (9km)
  • Nice: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Carros: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Var: market Tuesday & Sunday (20km)
  • Cagnes-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (23km)
  • Breil-sur-Roya: market Tuesday all day (24km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Antibes: market Wednesday & every day except Monday (29km)

More information about Monaco, Provence

Tourist attractions near Monaco, France

What to do at Monaco? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Monaco.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Trophy of Augustus (2km)
  • Saorge Monastery (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Palais Carnolès (8km)
  • La citronneraie (8km)
  • Serre de la Madone (8km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (8km)
  • Jardin botanique (13km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (29km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (31km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (41km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (45km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tete de Chien (1km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (13km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (23km)
  • Cirque du Gelas (43km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (9km)
  • Parc Phœnix (18km)

Geography and distances

Monaco is in the south-east of France at 103 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Monaco is 690 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monaco

Canton: Monaco

Arrondissement: Monaco

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: na

Distance to Monaco

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 103 km

from Paris: 690 km

from Calais: 905 km

from Nice: 13 km

from Bordeaux: 648 km

from Strasbourg: 540 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Monaco from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beausoleil, Cap-d'Ail, Eze, Gorbio, La Turbie, Peillon and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

This page in French: Visiter Monaco

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