INFORMATIONS GENERALES SUR MONACO

LOCATION

Monaco enjoys a geographic location in the heart of Mediterranean Europe and stretches along a narrow 4.4 kilometres (2.7 miles) strip of coast bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Principality is nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east.

ACCESS TO THE PRINCIPALITY

The Principality of Monaco is less than a two-hour flight from major European capitals.
 
Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is nearby, linked to Monaco by an array of transport options.
 
France's second-busiest airport with over 11 million passengers per year, it links the Principality of Monaco to over 100 destinations around the globe. 70 flights per day connect with Europe's main hubs.

TIME ZONE

Standard Time Zone : UTC/GMT - 1 hour. Time Zone Abbreviation CCEETT - Central European Time.

WEATHER

In September, the average temperature in the Principality of Monaco varies from 18 °C / 20 °C (80 °F / 90 °F). Website: www.meteo.fr.

VISAS

To enter the Monegasque territory it is necessary to travel through France and hold a valid passport, visas and/or other forms of authorizations required by the French authorities. Visa application should be made to the French Embassy or Consulate or any other member countries of the Schengen Area.
 
Please note that Nationals of the European Economic Area and associated States do not require a visa to enter Monegasque territory. They only need to carry a passport or a valid identity card.
 
Concerned countries are : Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands), Estonia, Vatican City, France (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Réunion), Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores), Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland.
 
For the Nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area, they must be in possession of a valid passport and a visa for the Schengen area.
 
Consequently, requests for visas to enter Monegasque territory must be made to the Embassy of the country of the Schengen Area that will be the entry point for a stay in Europe. Once a Schengen visa has been obtained, a visit to the Principality can be made with no additional formalities.
 
For stays of less than 90 days, some nationalities are exempt from the requirement to have a visa to enter the Schengen area.You can consult the list of nationalities that are exempt from the visa requirement of the French Public Service : https://france-visas.gouv.fr/web/france-visas/ai-je-besoin-d-un-visa
 
A list of member countries of the Schengen Area can also be consulted at this address.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

In the Principality of Monaco, the electrical voltage is 220V / 50Hz - European plug type is used, therefore having converters to this type is recommended.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE - MONEY AND ECHANGE

French is the Principality's first language. English and Italian are also widely spoken. The official currency of the Principality of Monaco is the Euro (€).

CREDIT CARDS

Credit cards which are most commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops are Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Eurocard.

TRANSPORTATION

1 - HELICOPTER TRANSFER FROM/TO NICE AIRPORT MONACAIR, our partner, provides helicopter transfers between Nice airport in Monaco.
Transfer duration: 7 min
Availability: every 30 min
Benefits:

  • Pick-up and drop-off to and from your Hotel in Monaco
  • Breathtaking flight over the French riviera
  • Direct transfer to the airport boarding gate on return flights*

Preferential rates: €130 (one way) / €250 (return) with promo code RVS2019 from the 6th to the 12th September 2019. To enjoy these rates: book directly online with the promo code on the MONACAIR website.
* Applicable with more than 40 airlines. Ask us if you’re eligible

Bus (express service N°110).
 
Transdev Nice Airport Express operates regular transfers via the motorway between Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Monaco (45 minutes).
The service runs all year round from 7am to 9pm (departures every 30 minutes).
Negotiated RVS rates from the 6th to the 12th of September 2019 payment by Credit card only.
 
Please book your tickets through www.niceairportxpress.com and enter the code RVS2019
 
The price of a transfer will be 14.30 €.
 
Taxi station at the airport.
Car rental companies available at the arrival lounge.
 
2 - Train
International trains from the main European cities arrive at the Monaco/Monte-Carlo station, which is located in the city center.
Arrival information can be obtained from the INFORMATION Desk at the train station.
 
3 - Car
Monaco is connected by motorway to main European cities.
 
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SHUTTLE WITHIN MONACO FOR RVS PARTICIPANTS

Free shuttles are available to participants to connect hotels of the Principality and the Casino Square.
 
A “Bus stop” with timetable will be placed outside of each hotels of the Principality during the event.