An Insider’s Guide to Monte Carlo with Amira Khan
A guide to all the best spots in Monte-Carlo, saving you from the hassle of searching. I have noted down the best places to see and do in Monte Carlo without the fear of missing out on all the cool spots by Amira Khan.
It’s been an absolute pleasure to visit such a beautiful and vibrant city, giving you everything in one go from the best food and shopping spots to historical sites and nature spots. Most importantly for those who adore tennis, the Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis tournament is one to add to your bucket list. But it is nothing short from glamour, where every corner you will stumble upon the most extravagant cars, shops, architecture, yachts, and the world’s finest restaurants.
Whilst exploring the wonderful city, Superga UK new Spring/Summer collection has been keeping me stylish and more importantly comfortable throughout. Renowned for their Italian and tennis heritage, their footwear not only works for centre court but allows room for that off court style too. Perfect for the everyday style and a travel essential to pack on your journey. I find footwear to be the main item to pack around when it comes to travelling. Finding the right footwear that is practical but versatile to style with the rest of your items you pack is important. I couldn’t have had it any easier when packing along Superga’s core and new Spring/summer collection with me to explore the city of Monte-Carlo.
I love styling the Superga 2750 & the Superga 2843 Club S Comfort Leather with dresses and skirts giving a mix of feminine and sporty chic. Superga 2750 is a style that was conceived as the first Italian tennis shoe over 100 years ago, reinvented with a more modern touch whilst preserving their roots. I absolutely adore this style and design I think it can be styled in various ways; whether you’re after a sportier or loungewear look or if you’re feeling a little more on the feminine side and would like a casual pair of trainers to be styled with a dress or skirt these are the trainers to grab.
From Superga’s more recent summer collection their 2730 Rope Macrame espadrilles is my newfound obsession. They make the perfect pair of casual summer shoes that can be styled with essentially everything and a pair to pack for any vacation, they give the ultimate vacation/summer feel to any outfit.
However, if you are into the more relaxed look Superga’s 4089 Training 9TS Slim Vegan Faux Leather is the one to go for, I found them seamless for long walks around the city. Pairing them with a pair of slouchy jeans and an oversize shirt is by far one of my favourite outfits to sightsee in.
Superga’s wide range of trainers allowed me to truly express my style throughout exploring Monte-Carlo, which felt liberating and without the need to compromise on both style and comfort. In love with both the timeless designs and history behind Superga, it’s a community that advocates style having no boundaries.
Superga.co.uk is the go-to destination to shop everlasting and effortless designs whether a tennis lover, traveller or for your everyday wear.
Places to Stay:
The epitome of exquisite luxury from the moment you arrive, Hotel Metropole level of service is just impeccable. Conveniently close to all the best spots in the city such as the; Monte-Carlo Casino, Hotel de Paris, and main shopping areas.
The décor has a strong sense of heritage with a mix of contemporary, classical, and timeless feel to it, truly feeling like you’re experiencing a stay in a palace. Offering a sense of relaxation and charming atmosphere. There is so much to offer in this unique hotel from Spa treatments by Givenchy, heated swimming pool, beautifully curated gardens, lounge bar and a restaurant terrace designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Things To See & Do:
Palais Princier (The Prince Palace of Monaco)
Truly feeling like you’re travelling back in time with a beautiful walk up to the palace with stunning views. Please note there is quite a bit of stairs to get up!
Once you have made it you are welcomed by quaint colourful narrow streets and guards surrounding the palace. You can learn the history of the royal family and where Prince Rainer and Grace Kelly were married and buried.
One for the bucket list! Growing up watching tennis with my dad and brothers on our home screen to now experiencing the sport in person, surrounded by spectacular views and the amazing atmosphere of the
crowd is something to remember for many years to come.
We witnessed Novak Djokovic and Lorenzo Musetti battle it out with the crowd going wild for Lorenzo. Whether you are into to the sport or not it is unquestionably a moment to experience.
Located in the Monaco-Ville ward of Monaco. The tranquil gardens are made up of series of paths that lead to impeccable views of the coast, ocean, yachts, and mountains.
Along the way you will come across a variety of exotic plants and trees. It’s a place to really relax and soak it in.
-This is also situated near the Oceanographic Museum.
A very charming quaint town with colourful, narrow streets, ice cream shops, museums, and restaurants.
Most certainly picturesque and gives an insight to the history of Monte- Carlo.
Places to Eat:
A quirky Italian seaside restaurant on Larvotto beach with an incredible Capri vibe. It offers the option to sit outside on the terrace with beautiful sea views.
The service was exceptionally friendly. The lobster risotto and vegetarian pizza was impeccable. Dishes that remind you of Summer and the Mediterranean Italian classics.
If you are obsessed with Japanese’s customary and food this is an experience for the books. Situated just outside the Hotel Metropole entrance, this small but glamorous quaint restaurant was awarded a Michelin star since 2010.
Chef Takeo and his team give their all to make the dishes shine tastefully. Created with the freshest premium produce and prepared on the teppanyaki, you will not be disappointed. The exquisite and delicious dishes are out of this world, wanting you to savour every bite and moment.
The chic décor opens onto a Japanese-inspired garden designed by landscape architect Jacques Messin. If this is not enough the service is impeccable and creates a wonderful atmosphere.
A unique panorama Mediterranean restaurant perched at the top of the eighth floor in the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo. The Michelin star restaurant offers outstanding views over the Principality and as far as the Italian coast. It is a must visit even if not dining, certainly a place to sit with drinks or a dessert and soak in the extraordinary views.
Prepared with seasonal and elevating produce from skewer-grilled meats to seafood and signature dishes.
With a timeless décor that plays homage to the Mediterranean Sea allowing you to experience time and space between the sky and sea. Rich in history and a very warm sense of atmosphere it is one to add to your list.