Monte-Carlo Bay - Lagon



Frequently Asked Questions :

What official documents are necessary for a trip to the Principality?

Anyone wanting to enter the Principality (for a stay of under 3 months) must have the documents required when entering France, i.e.: passport, travel documents and national identity card. For citizens of the European Union, a valid passport or national identity card is sufficient. Visitors are advised to consult the authorities in Monaco regarding stays lasting over 3 months.


What is the official language in the Principality?

The Principality’s official language is French. The Monégasque language is taught in schools.


What is the official currency in the Principality?

The Euro is the Principality’s official currency.


What is the age of majority in the Principality?

One has to be 18 years old to be considered as having attained one’s majority in the Principality.


How many people live in the Principality?

At the last census taken in 2017, the total population was 37,000 inhabitants, with the most widely represented nationalities being French, Italian and Monégasque.


What is the size of the Principality?

Situated in Southern Europe, on the Mediterranean coast between the French and Italian Rivieras, the Principality of Monaco is spread over 2 km2, including 40 ha which have been carefully reclaimed from the sea, and runs along four kilometres of coastline.


How does one get to the Principality?

You can find this information by clicking on the following link: Transports.


How does one get around in the Principality?

As the Principality’s surface area is relatively small, it is very easy to get around. Visitors wanting to explore all the sites can do so on foot, using the many elevators that link the various parts of the town: Monte-Carlo, La Condamine, Fontvieille and Monaco-Ville (Rock of Monaco). You can also get around by bus and car.


Where can one park in the Principality?

The Principality has several underground car-parks, so parking is relatively easy. All the hotels run by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer also have car-parks for their clients.


Is the Principality of Monaco a safe place to visit?

Monaco’s Government  makes it a point of honour to provide and maintain an atmosphere of security within its borders. Many security agents present in the Principality’s various neighbourhoods and at its frontiers see that serenity and tranquillity are preserved.


Can one make tax-free purchases in the Principality?

Yes, though they are uniquely reserved for people who are not citizens of the European Union.


How old must one be to enter the Casino?

As the age of majority has been lowered from 21 to 18 in the Principality, admission to the gaming rooms is now authorised for people over 18 years old. A passport or identity card must be shown at the entrance.


Are there any particular conditions regarding attire for visiting the Casino?

Correct attire is mandatory and a jacket and tie must be worn in the evening for the Private Gaming Rooms (“Salons Privés”).