Monte Carlo is one of the four quartiers of Monaco, and situated along the French Riviera. It is world-renowned for having the highest number of millionaires per capita and as a result of the huge cash injection this affords the city-state, it has everything to offer from luxury food to luxury shopping. After Vatican City, it is the second-smallest sovereign state in the world and it is bordered by France to the north, east and west, it is lapped by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, making it as picturesque as it is wealthy.
It’s a must-visit city, but if you can’t visit Monte Carlo right now then the good news is that you can recreate many of Monte Carlo’s most famous experiences online. Here’s how:
A Night at the Monte Carlo Casino
The Monte Carlo casino is an imposing building steeped in history and myth: it a place of legendary tales, of high rollers and of elegance. It is one of five casinos based in Monte Carlo, and it is by far the most famous, and the most architecturally imposing.
Luckily, it’s easy to replicate a night at the Monte Carlo casino online. Pick your poison from a wide range of white hat gaming sites and casinos and perhaps even look for a casino that offers table games with live dealers, or augmented reality options to make your casino gaming experience as realistic as possible. Unleash your inner James Bond by whipping up a martini (shaken, not stirred) and you’ve got all of the luxury of a night at the Monte Carlo casino, but from the comfort of your own sofa.
Indulge in Some Luxury Shopping
Monaco is renowned for its luxury fashion and shopping experiences, and the huge number of designer brands that call the region home. If you’re in Monte Carlo then on the border of the Casino Square you’ll find the famous shopping district of Carré d’Or: this is where all the elegant luxury boutiques are found. But if you’re not in Monte Carlo that doesn’t mean that you can’t visit all of the same stores, and indulge in a little designer retail therapy online. French luxury brand Chanel offer an online boutique whilst fashion house Dior also have an online retail offering that includes complimentary shipping.
To replicate that luxury boutique experience, why not sink into your most comfortable share and play some classical music with the volume low as you scroll for the sites hunting for your latest must-have piece.
Compete in the Monte Carlo Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is the biggest event on the principalities calendar. The race usually takes place in May, but thanks to the magic of the internet, you can experience it at any time of the year. If you want to be involved in the excitement of the race in real-time, you could join a fantasy Formula One team and compete in an online league. There is also a whole genre of online gaming that allows you to race around the streets of the world’s biggest cities, including Monaco.
As Monaco is the only Formula One race that is actually a road race, taking place on the streets of Monte Carlo, you could even take a virtual walk around the whole route (thanks to the magic of Google maps) to fully immerse yourself in the Monaco experience. Whilst you might not be able to travel to Monte Carlo right now, with these clever tricks, you’ll feel like you’re actually there in no time.