Published on August 19, 2019Updated on June 19, 2023
When La Dolce Vita won the “Palme d’Or” in Cannes, did anyone imagine that this worldly, nonchalant and breezy lifestyle would become a snapshot that would travel through time? Swinging from France to Italy, stolen moments in search of happiness, a carefree time with glamour as its signature theme. On the Corniche, freedom to drive as far as the horizon; at the Monte-Carlo Beach, a dip in the pool blessed by the sun; a fabulous lifestyle, dining at Le Cipriani, Le Cap Estel and the essential Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo, for nights as unforgettable as the days.
Step 1: A chauffeur-driven car
A secret love-story binds the Riviera’s scenery to magnificent cars. As dreamy as the azure sky linking Monaco with Portofino, Cannes or Saint-Tropez, hiring a chauffeur-driven limousine means savouring the privilege of exploring a new Côte d’Azur each day.
Step 2: Lunch at Cap Estel
Luxury, tranquillity, voluptousness… A few kilometres from the Principality of Monaco, Cap Estel is an exceptional site on a natural 5-acre cape. An insider address, a haven of peacefulness and privacy nestling between Èze and the Mediterranean, La Table de Patrick Raingeard proposes a gourmet experience in a privileged setting.
Based on products fom land and sea, a contemporary menu both inventive and beautifully presented.
Step 3: Pool and beach cabins
With its timeless chic, the Monte-Carlo Beach is an invitation to take time out. One fine day in 1928, the Mediterranean saga knocked on its door and the sunlight of the South became forever part of its wonderful tale. A day of lazing beneath the striped canvas of its “cabanas” follows the rules of cosmopolitan culture, with the fully assumed desire to see without being seen. In 1930’s style, the pool and its diving-board are icons of the “Dolce Vita” at the edge of the Med.
Step 4: Italian flair
From Venice to Monte-Carlo, the renown of Le Cipriani has travelled around the world. A cult address for Italian-style refinement, the Cipriani restaurant can be credited with inventing recipes from Carpaccio to the Bellini, that delicious cocktail blending champagne with white peaches, the signature of a velvety, festive art of living.
Step 5 : For night-owls
Rendez-vous with passion. Renovated in 2018, the Principality’s legendary dance floor pulsates for an international clientele. Until the end of the night, the most renowned names in electro succeed each other in an exceptional musical line-up. More than just a mood, Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo is a style, a kind of alchemy conjuring up a sparkling, festive atmosphere.