Days Out in Monaco

Prince’s Palace Enter the fairytale world of Monaco’s royalty, and inspect the sumptuous throne room, salons and chapel. The Changing of the Guard can be viewed at 11.15am. Tip: Stroll up through the St Martin Gardens and down through the narrow Old Town streets.

Jardin Exotique Explore the winding paths that weave through thousands of varieties of cacti, some taller than houses! In the Grotto, descend 60 metres into humid caverns packed with giant stalactites and stalagmites. Before leaving, check out the Museum of Anthropology’s artefacts, from prehistoric man to ice age bears. Tip: Wear slip-proof, flat-soled shoes, and use the Grotto’s handrails. Moneghetti, Adults: €7.00; Children (6-18 years) and students: €3.70; Seniors (+ 65 years): €5.40

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Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium  A yellow submarine ushers guests into the extensive museum and aquarium founded in 1910. Once managed by Jacques Cousteau, the aquarium houses rare species from around the world. Ave. St Martin, Adults €11 euro, 6-18 €6. Tip: A picinic spot and playground is hidden at the base of the Oceanographic Museum.

Azur Express This mini-train hits Monaco’s highlights, including the port, casinos and gardens. Catch it in Old Town, Ave. St Martin. Adult €7; Child (2-8) €4; Child (1 and under) Free.

Wax Museum of the Princes of Monaco: The museum recreates pivotal moments of the Grimald dynasty’s history with life-sized statues in period garb. 27 Rue Basse, From October to February: 11:00am to 5:00pm; From March to September: 10:00am to 6:00pm. Entry (per person): €3.80; children from 8 to 14 years old: €2

HSH’s Private Collection of Classic Cars Europe’s grandest and most coveted vintage and high performance cars are showcased. Terrasses de Fontvieille, Adults €6 euro, 8-14 €3.

Marineland, near Antibes, is open every day of the year. Come and discover the marine world in the most spectacular and entertaining way! There are three show pools, with killer whales, dolphins and sea-lions, and you can meet polar bears too! For landlubbers, there’s a Wild West farm, and loads of other attractions, including facepainting, mazes, tree houses, bouncy castles and much more. A perfect day out for the family.