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A glamorous paradise built right into the tumbling mountains of the French Riviera, Monte Carlo is considered to be one of the most luxurious regions in Europe. Though Monaco is only the second smallest country in the world, it's also the country with the highest GDP per capita, making the Fairmont Monte Carlo the premier destination to live in the land of milk and honey. It's easy to see why celebrities flock to the property. The four-star resort boasts more than 600 guest rooms and suites, world-class views and a rooftop pool — just to name a few items. While the list of attractions within the hotel doesn't stop at the Monte Carlo Casino or the Monaco Grand Prix, you can be guaranteed to find magnificence wherever you venture on this gorgeous coastline, especially with the Fairmont Monte Carlo as your base.
Ready, Set, Go!
Every year, Monte Carlo hosts the famous Monaco Grand Prix. Perhaps the most prestigious Formula One race in the entire world, the world-class race features dangerous and thrilling turns including the famous Fairmont hairpin turn. The track winds and loops through the streets of Monte Carlo for over three kilometers, making it easy to walk alongside a circuit embedded with history. The race is a lush combination of glam and esteem, and when you stay in the Fairmont Monte Carlo, you can not only enjoy that glam lifestyle — you can also get a front row seat to that hairpin turn drivers race around.
Roll the Dice
One of the Fairmont Monte Carlo's most famous attractions is its in-house casino. When you walk into the Monte Carlo Casino, expect to be embraced by brilliant golden features, views of the Mediterranean, and impeccable ornate furnishings from floor to ceiling. People say they feel like an extra in a James Bond movie when exploring the casino, which wouldn't be terribly outrageous as both Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan have outwitted heinous villains here. If you don't feel like partaking in the slots, take a tour of this gem and enjoy the fabulous selection of drinks and sun-kissed flavors the various bars and restaurants have to offer.
Yachting (and Brunching) Over Brilliant Waters
Monte Carlo's yacht life has been featured in countless films, and its aquamarine waters attract a lavish crowd year by year, making it the premier location to really experience the finer things in life. Yachts cruise back and forth in the Mediterranean Sea right off the coast of the Fairmont Monte Carlo as passengers sip on the finest cocktails and lazily bask in the sun. It's easy to see why, too. There is no shortage of sun in Monte Carlo. The area gets over 300 days of sun a year, so you're virtually guaranteed a pleasant and inviting climate year round. Cheers to that.
How to Do It
A glamorous adventure to Monte Carlo should include accommodations to match, right? So much more than a hotel with a view of the hairpin turn, the Fairmont Monte Carlo is nestled between the Mediterranean and the Monte Carlo Casino, offering nautically-themed rooms, a rooftop pool, and room service breakfast with a sea view. You can book your stay here.