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Useful Information for your Stay in Monaco

By admin |  January 5 2008


WHEN BEST TO GO

The Riviera is mild all year round and it is generally dry apart from March and April when rainfall is at its heaviest.

Snowfall is rare though locals often flock to the Alps for skiing in the winter. Some bars and restaurants are closed out of season (October to April). May to September is certainly the best time to go when the city is lively and the weather hot and dry.

LOCAL CUSTOMS

Tipping in restaurants is nearly always included in the bill, normally a charge of 10 to 15 percent of the bill total. Doormen and porters, on the other hand, still need tipping, generally anything up to €5. A smoking ban came into effect in 2008 and smoking is now prohibited in all public places including bars, restaurants and public transport.

ATTIRE

Dress in Monaco is generally liberal but many of the bars, restaurants and casinos, especially Casino de Monte Carlo, do expect guests to dress appropriately. For men this means donning a jacket, though tie is not normally necessary, while women should dress conservatively.

LANGUAGE

French, though English is widely spoken

CURRENCY

Euro €

EXCHANGE RATE

$1 = €0.77

£1 = €1.19

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

+377

24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Fire: 18

Police: 17

SOS – all services: 112

On-duty Doctors & Night Pharmacies: 141

EMBASSY CONTACTS

US +33 4 9154 9200 (Marseille)

UK +33 4 9115 7210 (Marseille)

TIME ZONE

GMT +1

POPULATION

33,000

RELIGIOUS DEOMOGRAPHIC

Predominantly Roman Catholic

 

EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORT

ELITE RENT-A-CAR

 

The Elite Rent-a-Car Network stretches far and wide across Europe and with offices right across the Riviera it is certainly the favored option for touring the region.

Chauffeured and self drive cars are available including all the latest supercars such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Mercedes SLS AMG and the Maserati Grancabrio.

 

Agency Manager: Olivier Clariond

+377 9777 3311

34 Quai Jean-Charles Rey

www.eliterent.com

HELI AIR MONACO

 

Helicopter is the only way one should travel between Nice Airport and Monaco.

Heli Air Monaco has acquired a great deal of experience in transporting VIPs from one to the other having done so since 1976. They also specialize in ‘on demand’ flights further afield across the Riviera.

 

Mireille Barbagallo

+377 9205 0050

Heliport de Monaco, Fontvieille

www.heliairmonaco.com

MONACAIR

 

Known for regularly transporting the Monegasque Royal Family and visiting heads of state, Monacair is fully suited for transporting Elite Travelers, having done so since 1988.

A wide fleet of aircraft, some taking up to 12 passengers, are ideal for excursions along the Riviera or simply shuttling in and out of Monaco.

 

+377 9797 3900

Heliport de Monaco, Fontvieille

www.monacair.mc

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