Monaco is a country with Italian and French influence, boasting a balmy climate and a glamorous lifestyle. It is known for its luxury hotels, exclusive shopping boutiques, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, and the Grand Prix’s F1 annual sporting bonanza in late May or early June on the beautiful Cote d’Azur.
Monaco is the ultimate jet-set location.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Monaco is in the Spring or Fall, either April or October, known for its mild and sunny weather.
Monaco has a temperate Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
The average temperature is approximately 16.5°C, with a maximum temperature in summer at approximately 26.°C. Winters are mild, with average temperatures of 8-14 ° C.
With around 300 days of sunshine, you can visit Monaco anytime during the year.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The official language of Monaco is French, although Italian and English are widely spoken.
The Euro (€) is the official currency of Monaco.
Banks & ATMs:
The leading banks in Monaco are:
Barclays Wealth Monaco, Societe Generale Monaco, Safra Sarasin Credit Suisse, and Bank Julius Baer Monaco (to name a few). ATMs are available and widely used.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are three associated plug types, types C, E and F.
Plug type C is the plug with two round pins, plug type E is the plug with two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin and plug type F is the plug with two round pins with two earth clips on the side. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Monaco has a glamorous and high-standard lifestyle with a culture characterised and represented by Italian and French influences. Roman Catholicism is the main religion in Monaco, and the popular sports are football, golf, rugby, and tennis.
Monaco’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the world, so it is safe for tourists and remains a popular destination.
But always be vigilant in popular tourist hotspots, restaurants, shops, and public places for petty crimes.
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