Monaco — Shopping and Leisure
Monaco’s upscale image is directly reflected in its shopping, which are luxurious and notoriously flashy. Most of the leading international brands have shops in Monaco, including clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, watches, and shoes. Many designer boutiques can be found at the Metropole Shopping Center near the Casino Gardens.
The most high end clothing shops can be found along Monte-Carlo’s Carre d’Or, where brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, and Prada all have stores. Expensive jewelry can be found around the Place du Casino, including brands such as Cartier, Van Cleef, Bulgari, and Chopard.
If you're on a budget, there's always window shopping, strolling the historic district in Monaco Town. This is a great area to walk, pick up some souvenirs and enjoy the old-world ambience. Another great area to meander is Port Hercules near Rue Terrazzani and Rue Millo. There are hundreds of shops from expensive boutiques to traditional markets.
Everything does not necessarily have to be brand name or expensive in Monaco. There are several charming markets to enjoy, such as La Condamine and Saint-Charles.