Monaco tourism and travel guide

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

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.

Monaco is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 103 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Monaco is 690 kilometres from Paris).

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 places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!


... 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

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

  • Serre de la Madone (8km)
  • Palais Carnolès (8km)
  • La citronneraie (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

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

Monaco is in the south-east of France. 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