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.

The story of Jimmy'z Monte-Carlo

Discover the history and captivating world of Jimmy'z Monte-Carlo. Inaugurated in 1971, Jimmy'z Monte-Carlo has become an iconic clubbing temple of Monegasque nightlife. Combining elegance, glamour, international celebrities and enchanting music, it is the epitome of chic and trendy. This legendary venue remains the exclusive meeting place for the most prestigious parties, offering an unforgettable experience since its legendary beginnings.


The Glamour of Monaco in movies: 1970s films shooting

Discover a journey with the legendary films shot in incredible places throughout the resort, this time during the early 1970s, which were particularly inspiring for filmmakers.

Le glamour de Monaco au cinéma

Discover the jewel of the Hôtel de Paris cellars: Cognac

Known for its extraordinary Grands Crus and its collection of countless bottles of wine, each more exceptional than the last, the Caves de l'Hôtel de Paris also hides other jewels: bottles of Cognac aged in the very heart of the Caves de l'Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, which makes them even more extraordinary!

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Caves de l'Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, (re)discover these exceptional pieces and their history.

Enjoy this top-quality spirit, with its deep gold colour and subtle hint of copper, its shimmering brilliance and elegant colours!

When you take your first sip, you'll appreciate a smooth, harmonious cognac with notes of roasting and liquorice, and a long finish of vanilla and toast.

150 years of history and savoir-faire at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Wine Cellars

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.

Caves de l’Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Films shooting in Monaco, glamorous 7th art decor

Discover the cinegenic aura of Monte-Carlo, a mythical place that has inspired the greatest architects and attracted the most prominent stars. From Belle Époque masterpieces to iconic films from the 1950s, immerse yourself in the captivating universe of this enchanting setting.

Film shoots

The cinematic Art in Monaco: 1960s films shooting

This season, the biggest stars from the 1960s are showcased at the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer and its palaces through the many films that have been made in this stunning place.

Film Lady L - Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

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. 


The history of the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo

An iconic establishment, a history steeped in elegance... The legendary Café de Paris Monte-Carlo and its fascinating history take us back through the centuries. Here's an overview of some of the highlights.


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

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.