What to visit in La Condamine?
The famous landscapes of Port Hercules, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium, and the Princess Antoinette Park are only a few of many reasons to visit the amazing La Condamine. La Condamine is the middle of the three wards in the Principality of Monaco – La Condamine, Monte Carlo, and Fontvieille. It is well-known for its typical Monegasque features. We are sure it will take your breath away! Keep reading to find out more…
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What not to miss?
Get lost in the beautiful exotic gardens of Monaco. Find the botanical garden on the cliffside in Monaco. The area of the garden is an astonishing 15,000 m² with over thousands of species of plants. The gardens were open to the public in 1993, and since then have been one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Principality of Monaco.
LeNouveau Musee National
Visiting Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) will offer you a peak into the heritage of the Principality of Monaco. The museum showcases contemporary art in two locations – Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber. Both are amazing buildings with great views of the city. The adult ticket for both locations is 6 EUR per person.
Market at La Condamine
To get the full feel of La Condamine, visit the famous market. Many say this is the heart of the Principalities’ heritage. There you can find traders, gardeners, florists, and local produce every day, 365 days a year. In winter, you can try some of the best street food in Monaco in the cosiness of nice ambient. Find it in the Avenue du Port, also known as the Place d'Armes.
The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III
For all the car and F1 enthusiasts, we recommend having a look at the private collection of antique cars of prince Rainier III. There you can find a range of cars – vintage, supercars, and even a Formula 1 racing simulator. The entry price is 6 EUR.
Princess Antoinette Park
Princess Antoinette Park is a garden dedicated to the sacred olive tree. There you can find a fun mini-golf activity alongside some animals and a cute coffee shop to relax and gather energy for the next part of your trip around Monaco.
What else to visit?
After you took a break in princess Antoinette park, it is time to visit the Zoological gardens. During this short walk, you will be able to see snakes, parrots, pigs, meerkats, and many other animals. The activity is great for families. The adult price is 5 EUR per person.
Find time to try L’Orangerie liquer! It is an authentic drink of the Principality of Monaco. Visit the shop for a free tasting of this inviting speciality made out of fresh oranges. The locals will be more than happy to tell you all about the story behind it!
Enjoy the city views at night
Last but definitely not least, you should take some time to enjoy the amazing views over the city at night. We can guarantee you this view is one in a million and will be a nice memory of your time in La Condamine.
How to travel there?
The nearest airport is in Nice. Once you land in Nice, you can take the bus 110 which runs every half an hour to get to Monaco for the price of 22 EUR per person.
We would highly recommend avoiding renting a car in Monaco as the traffic is very clogged. The city is small enough to be seen by walking. To get to places, we would recommend taking public transport. A single-trip bus ticket from the machine costs 1.50 EUR, and an all-day ticket cost 5.50 EUR.
Of course, we need to mention the boat experience in Monaco. We would highly recommend renting a boat to admire the beautiful scenery of Monaco and the luxury yachts of visitors and famous celebrities who often visit Monaco.
When to travel there?
June to September is a great time to visit La Condamine as the temperature then is around 30 °C. A warm Mediterranean climate makes it a perfect summer holiday destination! In the winter, you can expect mild weather and occasional rain.
If you are a Formula 1 fanatic, you can also check the grand Prix calendar as the Monaco race is one of the most interesting! It is definitely worth planning your trip accordingly!
The average price for a hotel in La Condamine is around 90 EUR with more expensive options for double-occupancy rooms starting at around 190 EUR and cheaper options such as hostels.
The intercity transport from Nice to Monaco will cost you 22 EUR. On average, people spend around 16 EUR per day per person on taxis and public transport.
Meal prices in La Condamine vary, but you are looking at spending around 47 EUR per person per day. An average meal costs 19 EUR. You can always opt for cheaper alternatives such as a street or fast food, or pricier meals in sit-down restaurants.
Where to eat?
The local cuisine follows the neighbouring France cuisine. Some of the meals we recommend you try are Beignets de Fleurs de Courgettes (fried Courgette flowers), Bouillabaisse (traditional Provencal fish stew, originating from Marseille),
Calisson (traditional French candy originating in Aix-en-Provence), Daube (traditional and hearty Provencal style beef stew). For a luxury dinner, we highly recommend Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris which has not one but three Michelin stars.
Monte – Carlo Rally
Monaco is known for its’ fast cars. It is a great place to enjoy the beautiful scenery and watch the Monte – Carlo Rally. The event occurs in January in the ward next to La Condamine.
Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
This festival which celebrates Spring is taking place in the nearby Monte Carlo. There you can see some of the best musical and visual arts of Monaco.
Monaco Grand Prix - Formula 1
For all the F1 fanatics, May is a must to visit Monaco! You can see why many argue this is the best Grand Prix.
Top Marques Monaco
In June, Monaco hosts the biggest supercar show. It is the perfect reflection of the luxury this city offers.
Celebration of the friendship and companionship between France and Monaco with both social and military significance.
Palermo to Monte - Carlo Regatta
Boat race which takes yachts from Palermo to Monte – Carlo, also known as the “The 500 most beautiful miles of the Mediterranean”.
The Monaco Yacht Show
An international festival that gathers yacht lovers from across the world to admire the beautiful luxury yachts,
Another rally event takes place from Valence to Monaco. It differentiates from other numerous races in Monaco as it is dedicated to full electric and hydrogen cars.
La Condamine is an amazing luxury travel destination which we are sure you will dearly remember long after your travels! Let us know if you decide to visit it! We also have other places for you to visit, such as Monte Carlo, Dhërmi, and Durrës. Do not forget to follow us @thewalkingparrot to be always updated on the new releases.