Monte-Carlo Casino is an integral part of Monaco’s past and present and the principle shouldn’t miss your visit. Culture Trip’s guide for this famous landmark provides you with everything you need to know, from a small date to some handy visiting tips.
Before the 1860s, the land on which the casino was built, the Plateau des Spélugues, was grown for the cultivation of citrus trees. It’s a very different sight from the glitz and glamor we see today.
Construction of the Monte-Carlo Casino downstream is François Blanc, founder of the Société des Bains de Merk. He had a new vision for Monaco as a world-famous destination for the game. Construction started in 1863 and the casino opened five years later. Architect Charles Garnier, whose work also includes the magnificent Paris Opera, designed the casino by simply adding it to the world scale.
Over the decades, Monte-Carlo Casino has played a huge role in how Monaco evolved and adapted over time. From the twenties to the present, the casino will always be the overwhelming heart of the principality; It is a sign of wealth, fun and excess.
These are the most important things you should know before visiting Monte-Carlo Casino. Helpful, the cashier exchanges any currency so you can be part of the fun wherever you come.
You will need a photo ID to enter the casino and everyone must be over the age of 18. The entrance fee is € 10 per person followed by an additional 10.Every day – at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in May – the casino is open to groups and tours from 9am to 12pm. Entrance 10 for groups with 10 or less, 10 € on 7. If you are a Circle Monte-Carlo Players Club card holder then you are in luck; Free admission!
There is no specific dress code for the casino, but ‘proper dress’ is required. This means shorts, sneakers or flip-flops that can be worn at any time. So if you want to play, make sure you have alternatives for these three items, even if you wear them for the rest of your stay. After 8pm, the casino recommends that jackets be worn.
The minimum you can bet in the main casino hall is € 5 and the maximum is € 2000. If you take your game to a private room, the minimum fee increases to € 10 and surprisingly there is no limit on the maximum bets.
For a room purely for slot machines, the Salle des Amériques is the place to go (not to mention the incredible décor). Iconic private room Salle Médecin For board game lovers, as well as James Bond fans: This is the golden-eyed duck in Pierce Brosnan’s room.
Did you know that the shiny leg of the horse on the statue of Louis XIV in the Hotel de Paris lobby gives you good luck if you rub it?
If you go as far as you can behind the casino, you will be able to see the colorful mosaic of Victor Vasarely. Hexa Grace. There are also incredible views of the Mediterranean with the roof of this Monaco’s convention center and super yachts and cruise ships.
You can visit the Monte-Carlo Mansions in the gardens of the casino. These incredible pebble temporary buildings are slated to be demolished in 2018. Opened in 2014, the designers were designed as a new design for Richard Martinet’s design exchange.
Café de Paris sits opposite the Monte-Carlo Casino. So if you want to pause your journey for a sun and a people-watching casino, this is the place. When you have an espresso or slap-lunch, the brasserie has an extensive menu.
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