48 Hours in Monte-Carlo: The Monégasque Life

48 Hours in Monte-Carlo: The Monégasque Life

When I realised that I had a couple of days free before my annual Saint-Tropez trip, one thought sprung to mind: embrace my inner Grace Kelly and pop over to Monte-Carlo.

With just over 48 hours (3 days, 2 nights), it would be just enough time to get a good taste of the Monte-Carlo life and see for myself the allure of this place.

Fairmont Monte-Carlo, The Regal Hotel Matriarch of Monaco

Fairmont Monte-Carlo, The Regal Hotel Matriarch of Monaco

The Fairmont Monte Carlo is smack bang on the famous hairpin curve of the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix. It’s one of those properties that proudly and fiercely holds its own. Even though it may not be as visually “grand” as others, categorically you will not find a hotel better located than the Fairmont. 

Quietly Distinguished and Luxurious: Flemings Mayfair Hotel

Quietly Distinguished and Luxurious: Flemings Mayfair Hotel

Flemings Mayfair is not only one of the oldest hotels in London, with a history dating back to 1851, but it is also one of the city’s rare privately owned hotels with it being in the same family for over 40 years now. The building itself is even older - actually buildings, plural. The hotel is made up of 13 Georgian Townhouses circa 1731 and lest you think the hotel must be stuffy and traditional, it’s not.