Experience Monaco’s Enchanted Winter Season

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Reduced winter rates

Photos: Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo/Monaco Government Tourist Office

Monaco.– Winter getaways conjure up images of skiing the Alps or relaxing by the Caribbean Sea, but dating back to the early 19th century, Monaco and the French Riviera became the favorite getaways for the European elite who sought an escape from their cold and bleak season for the winter sun, sea bathing and therapeutic spa retreats. And today, with approximately 300 days of sunshine and temperate climates, travelers can also enjoy the same Monaco luxuries at hotels providing reduced winter rates, less crowds, higher service, museums and 130+ restaurants, and convenient non-stop air service to Nice Airport from New York and major European gateways.

 

Special Winter Packages

Winter Break Sea View at the Columbus Monte-Carlo through January 13, 2017

The Columbus Monte-Carlo hotel, located in Fontvieille’s district, overlooks a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean waterfront and is just steps away from the Princess Grace Rose Garden. Book the Columbus for a two-night minimum stay through January 13, 2017 and take advantage of a 10% reduced rate, complimentary buffet breakfast for two, free shuttle within the Principality and guaranteed upgrade to a sea view room.

 

Chocolate Dreams at the Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo from €434 – Valid through February 28, 2017

Chocoholics will love the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo’s newly opened Chocolate Bar – the first and only one of its kind along the Côte d’Azur. Enjoy waiter-pushed trolleys of chocolate delights in the hotel’s lobby bar. The hotel is a dream of contemporary style seamlessly blended with touches of timeless luxury and home to three Joël Robuchon restaurants – including the poolside Odyssey, the one-Michelin star Japanese-inspired Yoshi, the two-Michelin-star Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo which just introduced a gluten free and vegetarian menu. The winter package includes a 20% discount on accommodation (two-night minimum stay), American breakfast for two, a chocolate beverage for two and treat offered at the new Chocolate Lobby Bar.

 

Activities for All

Walk through the winter wonderland created by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer in the Casino Square. From now until January 7, young and old alike will delight in the square’s transformation into a glamorous ski resort globe and light show based on the theme “Snow Chic by Monte-Carlo.” Prestigious vintage elements inspired by the mountain landscape will complement the decoration, creating an elegant and carefree ambience including snow-covered Christmas trees and gondola lifts featuring luxury brands such as Chopard.

Visitors can enjoy many activities the locals participate in – from tasting organic craft beer by the port, strolling the garden paths that dot the area, or visiting various museum exhibitions and galleries. Spend the day in the old city of Monaco Ville and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, daily at 11:55 a.m. A visit to the Provençal open-air and covered Condamine Market is not to be missed! Enjoy colors and fresh aromas of fruit, vegetable and flower stalls, surrounded by shaded arcades where locals and visitors can sample freshly baked specialties or a refreshment while reading the paper.

Join others and raise a toast, celebrate beginnings of all kinds and feel the joyous spirit of the season soar across the sky with unforgettable fireworks welcoming in the start of a new year.

For additional information on the Principality of Monaco, please visit: www.visitmonaco.com/us.

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