Monaco, Plan your Sustainable Luxury Getaway Continued - Day 2

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Larvotto Beach in Monaco
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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 12 October 2023, updated on 16 April 2024

Welcome to day 2. of your sustainable getaway in Monaco.

For this day we suggest you take advantage of the green transport options. Green transport is extremely well-developed in Monaco. With your Monaco Malin guide, you can get from A to B using only green transport at the shortest possible journey times and getting around like a local.

9.00 a.m. To start the day at Larvotto Beach just a short walk from Monte-Carlo Bay.

More than just a beach, the Larvotto zone is a protected marine reserve particularly for its Posidonia seagrass bed. So, if you go for a swim, particularly in the morning, you’ll be swimming among the fish.

After your walk or swim you can head, still on foot, to the Japanese Garden.

Japanese Garden © BVergely Japanese Garden © BVergely

Created in 1994, at the behest of Prince Rainier III, by famous Japanese landscape architect Yasuo Beppu. Managed by the Direction de l’Aménagement Urbain, the garden has an eco¬ label and uses only organic processes. When you leave the Japanese garden, take the famous Grand Prix tunnel heading to Port Hercule. Right below the Fairmont and alongside the famous tunnel, is the Principality’s second protected marine area: the zone known as the Tombant des Spélugues, exhibits a corraligenous cliff rich in Mediterranean red coral.

11.30 a.m. By the beautiful Yacht Club de Monaco building, find and use the waterbus (Bateau Bus) to cross the harbour. Bateau Bus Monaco ©BVergely Bateau Bus Monaco ©BVergely

In a few minutes, you will arrive at Quai Antoine Ier, the chance for a walk on the floating pier and the Solarium offering views over Monaco and Italy in the distance.

Lunch at Les Perles de Monte-Carlo. In Fontvieille Port, you’ll find a truly unique place. In a region that is not known for oyster farms, Les Perles de Monte-Carlo offers a really simple way to appreciate the incredible oysters farmed in Monaco as well as all sorts of other seafood, from clams to bream, which you can enjoy on the spot or take away with you.

Les Perles de Monte-Carlo ©Les Perles de Monte-Carlo Les Perles de Monte-Carlo ©Les Perles de Monte-Carlo

Afternoon Fontvieille Landscape Park and Rose Garden The parc paysager de Fontvieille surrounds the Monte Carlo Circus venue and offers the neighbourhood an urban landscape park much appreciated by families. Mediterranean species such as olive trees, pines and cypress rub shoulders with many heritage trees. Winding paths cross the park guide walkers along a trail of botanical discoveries as well as culture with many works of art. Discover, at the turn of a path, an educational vegetable garden, the Smart flower (an intelligent photovoltaic generator made up of 12 petals which work like a sunflower – it opens and closes depending on the sun – and supplies the energy for the park’s lighting) as well as a children’s play area.

Gardens & Parks - Roseraie Princesse Grace © DTC Monaco BVergely Gardens & Parks - Roseraie Princesse Grace © DTC Monaco BVergely

The park includes a landscaped pond with free-roaming ducks and geese as well as carp of all sizes which can be glimpsed from the banks of the pond or the wooden footbridge. And around the bend, the beautiful Princess Grace Rose Garden, created by Prince Rainier III in tribute to his wife, Princess Grace of Monaco. This 5000 m² rose garden (with the Ecocert EVE label for good ecological practice), houses more than 315 varieties of roses representing 6000 rose plants, divided into seven themes.

Afterwork and Dinner Begin the evening at the Brasserie de Monaco enjoying a beer brewed on-site using organic malt and take the time to walk along Port Hercule to explore Monaco by night with a range of exciting options all waiting for you.

Sunset ©BVergely Sunset ©BVergely

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