Shopping can, indeed, be very therapeutic. Looking at the latest fashions, trying different pieces on, sampling the finest food and beverages and deciding on what exactly attracts you enough to make the purchase. There are many destinations in this great big world that are amazing for luxury shopping. High on that list is the small, but elegant and classy Principality of Monaco.
If you are planning on attending the Monaco Yacht Show, you will likely want to spend some time shopping as well. Here are some places we think you might enjoy visiting to get your injection of retail therapy:
Le Metropole Shopping Center
This shopping venue is totally about luxury. You’ll see that right away with lavish furnishings, crystal chandeliers, Italian marble floors and all the upscale brands. There are 80 shops offering everything from beauty treatments to designer clothes and gourmet food and everything in between. There are also a number of lovely restaurants from which to choose if you get a bit peckish during your outing. Some high-end shops you will find here include:
- Tag Heuer
- Philipp Plein
- Hugo Boss
Fontvieille Shopping Center
Fontvieille Shopping Centre maintains some the elegance you’d expect from a location such as Monaco. You’ll also find the private collection of antique cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III. The second floor offers some great views of the marina and its yachts, as well as the Prince's Palace of Monaco. Here, some of the shops include:
- Naf Naf
- Camaïeu Femme
- Caral Monaco
The One Monte-Carlo complex is a newer development in the very heart of Monaco, offering a global luxury experience just yards from the iconic Place du Casino. Combining high-end residential units, retail spaces, top restaurants, cultural and business facilities. One Monte-Carlo has 24 high-end boutiques, 17 located inside the buildings themselves, along the new Promenade Princesse Charlène and on Avenue Princesse Alice, with a further six on Avenue des Beaux-Arts. Some of the great luxury houses at the One Monte-Carlo include:
- Art in Time
- Louis Vuitton
- Saint Laurent
- Sonia Rykiel
On Avenue des Beaux-Arts you can find:
- Alexander McQueen
An intensive day of shopping, although enjoyable, can also be exhausting and at the end of the day, have an opulent place to relax is exactly what you’ll need and what you’ll find at Villa Amber. The staggering views of the Bay of Eze are reason enough to stay in this breathtaking hilltop home. However, you will also have an amazing outdoor, heated pool; tennis court, spectacular rooftop terrace where you can sip champagne and watch the heavens at night. The elegant home can accommodate up to 10 guests who will receive full services and full support while in Monaco.
Maison d’Art Monaco
Maison d’Art Monaco art gallery collects, displays, and sells fine works of art. It organizes many displays and exhibitions as opportunities to introduce works of art to collectors and potential buyers. Whether you’re looking for a piece to decorate your home, as an investment, or you simply want to admire high-quality works of art, you’ll find artwork spanning centuries at Maison d’Art. The gallery's collection has diversified to include the works of contemporary artists as well. Among the many artists represented here include:
- Santi di Tito
- Johan Richter
- Damien Hirst
- Richard Estes
- Ian Berry
- Maria Christiana Fioretti
Chocolaterie de Monaco
Most people love a bite of good chocolate now and then and you’ll certainly find it at Chocolaterie de Monaco. With confectionery skills honed over more than 100 years, these chocolatiers serve up a vast array of deliciously sinful cocoa-based indulgences. The Viennois hot chocolate comes highly recommended. Aside from chocolates, you can also sample from a broad range of premium loose-leaf teas – an effective way to cleanse the palate between sweets. You’ll find a great selection to choose from – Chocolaterie de Monaco also has some very attractive boxed chocolates to take home or as gifts for family and friends.
Les Grands Chais Monégasques
If you’re a wine aficionado, you will definitely want to visit Les Grands Chais Monégasques – the oldest wine cellar in Monaco. This prestigious cellar supplies most of the finest restaurants in the Principality. You’ll be happy to know Les Grands Chais Monégasques hosts wine tastings in its chic surroundings. The cellar also has a gift shop where you will be able to purchase bottles from the most elite wine and champagne producers, both large and small. The cellar also stocks some very fine whiskies as well.
When you trust LVH with your Monaco luxury travel plans, we will go the extra mile to ensure all your vacation wishes are met or exceeded. If you would like to attend the Monaco Yacht Show, please reach out to one of our client relations professionals who will begin planning your trip, complete with securing you VIP passes to the show. In addition to luxury accommodations, we will also build a personal itinerary for you with all those things you would love to see and do in and around Monaco. All you need to do is to share your vacation dreams with us and we will go to work on making them come true!