Ten of thousands of superyacht crew, owners and potential buyers will descend on the Principality of Monaco this week for the annual Monaco Yacht Show.
The event, which is now widely regarded as the most important fixture on the yachting calendar, will open on Wednesday September 24th 2015 for four days.
More than 33,000 people are excepted to flood into Monaco during the week to visit what will be the 25th Monaco Yacht Show.
To ensure you make the most of your trip to what is expected to be a hugely exciting exhibition featuring more than 40 world premieres and in excess of 120 superyachts, here are some pointers to help you:
- The show takes place in the heart of Monaco, around the picturesque Port Hercules.
- By far the easiest way to get to Monaco from other areas of the South of France is by train, as parking spaces in Monaco will be practically non-existent. The train station of Monte-Carlo is a two minute walk from the show, which will be clearly marked.
- If you are arriving by plane, the nearest airport is Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport, a thirty minute taxi ride away. Alternatively jump on a bus, or walk to Nice Augustin train station to arrive by train.
- For those who prefer travelling in style or those who want to avoid getting stuck in traffic, a helicopter service is available which will get you from Nice airport to Monaco in just six minutes.
- Accommodation is incredibly expensive at this time of year in Monaco, and virtually all hotel rooms were reserved months ago. If you are still looking we suggest you concentrate trying to find a room in the nearby towns of Beaulieu, Cap d’Ail or Nice.
- The show will kick off at 10am on Wednesday, with tickets on sale at the entrance or online here. The doors will close at 6.30pm on Saturday 26th
- Daily passes are available for €150 (including VAT) whilst members of the yachting industry can get a Professional Visitor Pass for €500. This gives four-day access to the show, and is only exclusively reserved for professionals of the yachting and luxury industries. When bought online, this pass can be purchased for €480.
- For a quick snack or drink, the Monaco Yacht Show Pop up Bar by Fauchon is located just inside the Quai Antoine Entrance. Alternatively there is the Upper Deck Lounge for VIP hospitality – and a host of excellent bars and restaurants in the Condamine area of Monaco. To access the ‘outside’ you just have to make sure you leave with your pass so that you can get back into the show easily.
- Part of the Monaco Yacht Show’s allure is its social events, with parties being held most evenings. For more information go to the show’s website here.
- Monaco is a fascinating place which we recommend you try to see as much of during the Monaco Yacht Show. For information on events being held at the same, such as the first edition of Top Marques Watches and Jewellery, go to the tourist information website, Visit Monaco, here.
Article kindly submitted by La Costa Properties Monaco, a luxury real estate agency situated in Monte Carlo.