Shopping in Monaco
Monaco is indisputably one of the world’s luxury capitals. The leading names in fashion were quick to come to the Principality and set up shop. The most prestigious labels in haute couture, perfumes and jewellery have found, in the Principality of Monaco, an ideal setting.
In the heart of the city-state is the famous Cercle d’Or where all the elegant shops are located, filled with luxury goods and prestigious brands. Then there are the alleys of the old town where street merchants display typical souvenirs, and the galleries of the Métropole shopping centre, the Allées Lumières, or the Fontvielle Shopping Centre, with their window displays showcasing ready-to-wear, decorations, leather goods and gifts… you can find everything your heart desires in the Principality!
While it is particularly enjoyable to do one’s shopping on foot in the Principality, don’t forget that there are dozens of car parks all over the city.
More than 4000 luxurious brands with the most prestigious ones …
Seven shopping areas within the Principality…
- The Monte-Carlo Pavilions
Throughout the duration of the promotional event in the heart of Monaco, 5 Pavilions will house prestigious brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Akris, Céline, Bulgari, Cartier, Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent, which were previously located on the avenue des Beaux-Arts and at Sporting d’Hiver. New brands include the famous the fashion house Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta and the Alexander McQueen shop. Nestled in the heart of the Jardins des Boulingrins, these extremely trendy temporary buildings invite customers to experience resolutely glamorous, magical moments.
As for the famous Avenue de Monte-Carlo, it offers the latest designs by Hermès, Prada, Gucci and Valentino.
Art connoisseurs will also find what they are looking for in the great antique and interior design shops such as Adriano Ribolzi (Avenue de l’Hermitage) and Gismondi Pastor (Avenue Princesse Grace).
- Monte-Carlo Resort boutiques
Discover Monte-Carlo Resort stores and boutiques : Monte-Carlo SBM store at the Place du Casino, Café de Paris and Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort drugstores and the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo boutique.
- Showcases of refinement (Boulevard des Moulins, Boulevard d’Italie, Avenue Princesse Grace).
In the town centre, on Boulevard des Moulins, Boulevard d’Italie or along Avenue Princesse Grace and the Larvotto beaches, boutiques offering ready-to-wear and home decor, as well as many bars, restaurants and tea-rooms all await your visit.
- The métropole Shopping Center
Facing the Casino Gardens, the Métropole Shopping Centerwith its 80 boutiques and marble floors welcomes you beneath a magnificent period chandelier.
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- La Condamine, the Port and its numerous boutiques (Rue Grimaldi, Rue Princesse Caroline, Rue Millo, Rue Terrazzani)
The shopping area known as La Condamine is the most diversified in the Principality; with 200 boutiques in a typical neighbourhood around the traditional market, Port Hercule, Rue Grimaldi, Rue Millo and Rue Terrazzani are favourite addresses for shops of all kinds. In the area around the pedestrianised Rue Princesse Caroline, you can do your shopping in peace and quiet.
- Monaco-Ville, the historic part of Monaco
While exploring the Old Town and its rich heritage up on the Rock, you will come across boutiques where you can buy a modest or more impressive souvenir of your stay in Monaco. Facing the Prince’s Palace, near the Cathedral and museums, many picturesque and inviting restaurants serve a typical Monegasque cuisine.
- Fontvieille shopping centre
The Shopping Centre in Fontvieille combines elegance with practicality and a wide array of products; in fact, with its large car park and 36 shops selling hi-fi, records, furniture, clothes and shoes, and with a variety of places to eat, you will find all you need around the Carrefour hypermarket and a McDonalds.