A Romantic Valentine's Day in Monaco

Publication date: 06/02/2023
With Valentine's Day almost upon us, here are some great ideas for an unforgettable day in the Principality with the love of your life. 

With Valentine's Day almost upon us, here are some great ideas for an unforgettable day in the Principality with the love of your life.

10 am

What better way to start your magical day than by arriving by air, with the chance to fly over the Principality? Reach Monaco in just seven minutes from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, and savour incredible views of the Mediterranean, the Alps, and Italy along the way.

10.30 am
Welcome to the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo! At this five-star establishment, you'll find the ultimate in relaxation and intimacy, your very own romantic bubble. The setting is prestigious and majestic, with buildings designed by Jacques Garcia combining the classic, the timeless, and a dash of modernism.

Just a few yards from the hotel, stroll around the Carré d’Or and explore the luxuriant gardens, the Jardins du Casino and the Jardins de la Petite Afrique,  and the beautiful building created by celebrated architect Charles Garnier in the mid-19th century. This is the perfect introduction to Monaco, an enchanting blend of tradition and modernity waiting to be discovered by the historic Place du Casino.

12.30 pm
For your first romantic meal of the day, experience the creative cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Antonio Salvatore at La Table d’Antonio Salvatore and let your tastebuds be seduced by sensational dishes made with local organic produce and traditional methods, in a cosy and exclusive setting.

3 pm
For a little 'me and you' time, try the "Celestial Connection", a relaxing side by side massage at the Spa La Vallée at the Hôtel Fairmont. The warmed stones, glasses of champagne, and sweet treats will transport you both into a whole new world of tranquility and wellness. 

To show how much you care or to give your loved one an unforgettable surprise, take them for a spot of retail therapy at La Shopping Promenade in the One Monte-Carlo district, where you'll find the biggest names in fashion, haute couture, fragrances, and jewellery.  Luxury brands, balmy Mediterranean temperatures, and azure blue skies make for the ultimate romantic combination. 

7.30 pm
For this special evening, the Bar Américain at the Hôtel de Paris is rolling out the red carpet for lovebirds … with champagne and signature cocktails, and an eclectic musical ambiance! One of Monaco's most iconic venues, the bar with its shining and elegant wood is celebrated for its 1920s atmosphere and understated glamour.

8.30 pm
The Principality hosts the most prestigious performances in outstanding venues including the famed Opéra Garnier, the jewel of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. An extraordinary experience to be shared with your other half, as you take in the sumptuous beauty of the red and gold draped Italian-style auditorium. The Philarmonic Orchestra and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo perform there all year round. It's the perfect place for an evening of romance and culture in the Principality.  

11 pm
To continue your festival of the senses, head for Le Train Bleu for a unique dinner in a unique setting inside the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The pinnacle of refinement, the menu includes gourmet Italian-inspired dishes for you to savour, against the stunning backdrop of the Place du Casino.

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