Monte Carlo Legends

Our resort’s history is closely linked to that of the Principality. The company was created in 1863 by a sovereign order of Charles III of Monaco. He entrusted François Blanc, a French businessman, with developing gambling and hospitality in Monaco. A few years later, Société des Bains de Mer designed a brand-new district to bring the Principality to life: “Monte-Carlo”, in tribute to Prince Charles III. The late 1860s saw the construction of iconic buildings: the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Café Divan (now the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo) and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, designed by Charles Garnier and inaugurated by Sarah Bernhardt. Monte-Carlo quickly became popular with the rich and famous. Aristocrats, artists and businessmen liked to visit this intimate, modern and luxurious destination.

Monaco Yacht Club : 70 years of history!

70 years of sea's luxury: celebrations at the Monaco Yacht Club. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this iconic club.

Yacht Club

Monaco celebrates the centenary of Prince Rainier III

Join us to live again Monaco's timeless magic, as the Principality prepares itself to celebrate the Prince Rainier III, a man who has left an indelible mark on the history of this little Mediterranean paradise.

Prince Rainier

Crêpe Suzette

A tasty pancake, a few drops of Grand Marnier and the strike of a match: everyone knows "crêpe Suzette", but whatthey don't know is that the recipe was invented by chance in Monaco, at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo.

Café de Paris Monte-Carlo Restaurant Brasserie Monaco La Crepe Suzette

Intriguing stories from the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Wine Cellar

It may be 150 years old, but the wine cellar is just as fascinating as it always has been, and magical stories emerge from this captivating underground vault beneath the luxury Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. Travel back in time as we explore the cellar

Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo Les Caves à Vins

The Rotunda, a story that will turn heads

Built over seven decades, the Rotunda of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has always impressed guests due to its magical rooms with sea view. Today, this magic continues through a new challenge: combining the restaurant's prestigious history with modern comforts.

Rotonde Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo Monaco

Lobby, where beats the heart of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

A quick flight of steps takes you from the Place du Casino to the grand lobby of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. As soon as you enter, old memories will instantly be reignited. When we return, it's like we never even left. It's a memory lane paved with familiar gestures and the magic of simple rituals.

Le Lobby de l'Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Salle Empire, centre stage of the mythic Place du Casino

A legendary venue, classified as a historical monument in the late 19th century, the Salle Empire once again gleams bright.

Salle Empire de l'Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Régine: the life of a free-spirited and independent artist

From the high life to stage and screen, business, music, and everything in-between... Discover the wonderful story of Régina Zylberberg – known as Régine – who passed away on Sunday 1 May 2022. 


Coco Chanel and Monaco: a whole lot of history

Coco Chanel had two loves: fashion and Monaco. Here we take a look back on her romance with the Principality, which really was love at first sight…

Gabrielle Coco Chanel Serge Lifar Monte-Carlo Sporting Monaco