Monaco is the high life personified. Home to the immensely popular Grand Prix de Monaco, the principality simply oozes luxury. The best of the best is what Monaco has to offer to satisfy the high standards of its residents and visitors. The population is international and English is widely spoken. Monaco is the world’s second smallest state (after the Vatican), however the glamorous lifestyle and buoyant economy never fail to seduce visitors and prospective property buyers.
Monte Carlo is the most well-known area of Monaco. The main square is the location of the legendary casino, the Café de Paris and the Hotel de Paris, home of the thrice Michelin starred restaurant Louis XV. This area is a must for first time visitors, especially to experience the panoramic views of the Principality and its coastline from the viewpoints in the Casino grounds.
The Old Town and area surrounding the Royal Palace is charming, impeccably maintained and well worth a visit. This area is home to small shops, restaurants and many luxury apartments for sale. The Port area is lively and perfect for a stroll. The bars and restaurants which line the port are popular with yacht staff and those who want to admire some of the extravagant boats harboured in the port.
Access to the exclusive Monaco lifestyle comes with a high price tag. Property in Monaco is, unsurprisingly, incredibly expensive. Neighbouring Beausoleil, however, offers significantly better value for money. Beausoleil is a typically French town, just minutes from the centre of Monte Carlo. With easy access to the train station and Monte Carlo just a few minutes’ walk away, the price difference in property for sale in Beausoleil makes this a very attractive prospect for buyers.