We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

sydney
Level Contributor
319 posts
29 reviews
Save Topic
Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

Hi everyone,

we are taking a 1 group of teenagers (14-16 year olds) to Monte carlo from nice in September.

1. Can someone tell me the best way to get there from the beach/coastal road. (We will be staying at Hostel Camellia) and cost please??

2. When we arrive, what will be good things for teenagers to do and where to eat?(maybe just baguettes?

3. Is it easy to get lost/safe? Like, can i say to them you have 2 hours - go off and return at an agreed time?

any help would be fantastic - thanks

Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
15,117 posts
65 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

Just take the train....it's a little over 20 minutes.

Monaco isn't really geared for teenagers....unless the kids have Black American Express cards.

They would likely enjoy the excellent Aquarium though.

Lots of places for baguettes...there is a Mcdonalds as well.....

Bear in mind that Monaco is tiny.....the size of your Centennial Park

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Destination Expert
for Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Level Contributor
2,293 posts
279 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

There is a bowling alley and a second McDonalds at the Ni Box between the Fairmont and the sea shore. The beach has plenty of things for young people to do. Baguettes/sandwiches are in all the cafes - lots on the port, by the beach, and on the Rocher (near the Oceanographic Museum, as recommended by Datthecoast).

Monaco is safe and it's not easy to get lost - you are almost always in sight of the sea for orientation - but only you can say if your teenagers can be relied upon to come back when you ask them to!

Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
15,117 posts
65 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

Moth is absolutely right about the safety part....one of the safest places on the planet.

Only you will know your group....but if you all (large humans included) arrive by train....and all go to the Aquarium and then say "meet at the train station in two hours"....have fun. They would really have to work at it to get lost. If you haven't been there, it's a little hard to describe...but is a "contained" environment.

Monaco
Level Contributor
50 posts
52 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

I agree with all of the posts above. Just a few things to add: The Larvotto Beach usually has on the side private providers who offer parasailing and jetski activities during the beach season . Not sure if they will already operate in May . You can check.

Food: they might like STARS AND BARS, a sports bar/restaurant with American type fare (burgers, salads etc) on QUai Antoine Premier and also PLANET SUSHI, sushi place on Blvd Albert 1er (Port). Also some nice local resturants with terraces on pedestrian Rue CAroline by the port such as HUIT ET DEMI. For italian I like POLPETTA, SFIZIO, PULCINELLA , PIAZZA.... On the Larvotto Beach LA SPIAGGIA

Monaco is very safe and very small so getting around safely should not be difficult :)

Stourbridge
Level Contributor
1 post
45 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

NIce to Monaco with teenagers? Take the Bus from Nice's Central Bus Station, its a very cheap €2 each way and a great ride. The bus enters Monaco via the Cornishe and Avenue Princess Grace, one of the World's most expensive streets for domestic property. The first stop in Monaco is on Avenue Princess Grace opposite Le Meridien Beach Plaza and 50 yards away from the entry to the beach. There are a number of cafes/restaurants on the beach most of which will provide the kind of food kids seem to require. A walk up Ave. Princess Grace following Ave des Spelugues past the Fairmont to the top of the hill will provide entry to Casino Sq, its a 15 minute walk, and a seat at Cafe de Paris will ensure a grandstand seat to watch as some of the World's most expensive cars traverse the Square. Monaco isn't cheap, a Coke can cost €9 and a double espresso €7.50. There is a McDonalds but its situated at the new port in Fonvieille and there's not a lot to see there apart from yachts and helicopters as Fonvieille is also the site of Monaco's Heli Port. Fonvieille is quite difficult to get to unless you change buses and catch a 'local' (also opposite Le Meridien Beach Plaza, same stop as the bus from Nice).

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Destination Expert
for Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Level Contributor
2,293 posts
279 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

Just to correct champagnelife's post, the bus from Nice arrives at the other end of Monaco from the Avenue Princess Grace - unsurprisingly, the end closer to Nice. There is a second McDonalds in the Ni Box near the Fairmont, as mentioned in my earlier post. There is a direct bus from the beach to Fontvieille, the number 6, which also passes through Casino Square, so really not difficult to get to at all. And you would be most unlikely to be aware of the heliport or see a helicopter unless that's your destination. On the other hand, Fontvieille houses the Prince's magnificent car collection, well worth a visit, as well as a couple of smaller museums and the stadium.

sydney
Level Contributor
319 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

Love these suggestions. Just thought too, to ask, Can visitors go into the GRIMALDI palace?

Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Destination Expert
for Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Level Contributor
2,293 posts
279 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

The Palais Princier is open every day from 2 April to 31 October . The website is Palais.mc

9. Re: Monaco for teenagers? Any suggestions?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 1:16 am, August 21, 2015
Get answers to your questions about Monte-Carlo