The skyline of Monaco is constantly changing with new apartment blocks, such as the widely-revered Odeon Tower, being developed at a rapid pace. But not all real estate in Monaco is multi-storey apartment residences. There is also a surprisingly wide number of stunning Belle Epoque mansions and townhouses that offer great accommodation in this beautiful region of the world. Our team of consultants at La Costa Properties Monaco are experts in the different areas of Monaco and will be able to advise you on the latest property for sale across the Principality. Whether you are looking for a palatial penthouse in Monte Carlo or a studio flat in Fontvieille, we are there to help you find your dream home in Monaco.
It is probably a fair assumption that many People looking to buy property in Monaco are unaware that the Principality comprises four distinct districts, each one of which is very different from the others. Although there is only one commune, Monaco, the sovereign state is divided into four areas: Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Fontvieille and the Condamine.
A guide to the areas of Monaco
Monaco-Ville is situated on the Rock and is where the Prince's palace Is located as well as the Cathedral and many of the government offices. Views from this area of Monaco are stunning, and the old houses in its narrow, cobbled streets are picturesque and full of character.
Monte Carlo is the main district of Monaco. Situated above-the harbor of Monaco, this area is where you will find the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Hotel de Paris and the Golden Square, which is home to many of Monaco's designer boutiques. It also makes up almost half of Monaco's surface area and is where you will find the majority of residential property, as well as most of the luxury hotels such As the Fairmont, Meridien and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel.
Fontvieille is the newest district of Monaco, much of which has been built on land reclaimed from the sea. It look city planners more than 15 years to create the area, which is now home to Monaco's Stade Louis II, a shopping center and a wide number of luxurious apartment blocks in which many of Monaco's rich and famous residents live. Nico Rosberg, David Coulthard and Lewis Hamilton all live in Fontvieille.
La Condamine is situated below Monte Carlo, sandwiched between the Casino of Monte Carlo and the Rock and includes the Port of Monaco - the only deep water from along the French Riviera. La Condamine is home to a wide number of apartment blocks, Many with views over the harbor, as well as Monaco's Oldest shopping center found along Boulevard de Belgique. It also boasts Monaco's covered market, which was founded in 1880.
The weather in Monaco is an great reason for Considering to buy real estate in Monaco. The winters are mild and sunny, whilst the summers are glorious and hot. Rarely is the heat a problem as most Monaco real estate for sale is less than 15 minutes walk from the Mediterranean Sea and many offer access to a swimming pool in the complex. Temperatures in the summer hover around the upper 20s, while in winter they rarely fall below 10°c. For those who enjoy skiing, there is great snowfall on the nearby slopes from December to April most years.
How to get to Monaco
When driving in from France:
Continue on A8 from Monaco towards Nice
Take exit 56 toward Monaco / Cap d'Ail / Beausoleil Continue onto A500
Continue on D6007
Take Boulevard du Jardin Exotique to Avenue des Moulins in Monaco
When driving in from Italy:
Follow A10 / E74 / E80 and A8 to Route de la Turbie / D2564 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France.
Take exit 58 from Roquebrune-A8.
Take D51, Route de la Corniche Average / D6007, Boulevard de la Turbie / D53 and right into Avenue de Verdun.
Turn left into Avenue Camille Blanc and left again into Avenue Saint Michel.
Good to know
Nice airport is 32 minutes by car (31km) from the Casino Square, while Italy is a ten minute drive in the other direction.
The public transport in Monaco is second to none with a regular bus service that is so reliable you will never require a taxi.