INFORMATIONS GENERALES SUR MONACO

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

Monaco enjoys a geographic location at 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 accessible from all over the world and can be reached by plane, train or road.

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 authorisations 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://www.service-public.fr/langue/english/001445.html

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, but some natives speak the ancient "monégasque". 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 - NICE CÔTE D’AZUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Nice-Côte d'Azur International Airport is connected to 100 destinations - The airport is connected to the main European "HUBS". Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is nearby, linked to Monaco by an array of transport options:

Helicopter:
A helicopter takes off every 15 or 30 minutes for a 7 minute flight between Nice and Monaco. A free shuttle bus is provided when arriving in the Principality.
Regular flights are operated by MONACAIR

Reservation: f.garavagno@monacair.mc
Negociated rates, per person, inclusive of airport taxes:
- Nice / Monaco: 130 €
- Monaco / Nice: 130 €
- Round trip: 250 €

Flight schedules between Nice and Monaco:
- Departing Nice, flight every 15 minutes, first flight at 8:45 am, last flight at 8:15 pm
- Departing Monaco, flight every 15 minutes, first flight at 8:30 am, last flight at 8 pm.


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 "Point d'Information" at the train station.


3 - Road
Monaco is connected by motorway to main European cities.

bus transfers with regular flights Airport / Monaco / Airport.

Taxi Transfers

Rental vehicles

Several companies are located at the airport.

Fast, easy, pleasant… enjoy walking in Monaco!

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SHUTTLE WITHIN MONACO FOR RVS PARTICIPANTS

Free shuttles are available to participants to connect hotels and the Casino Square.

Information on routes and time table are available at the registration point and in hotels

Map and time table :

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