Fanned out 50 euro billsMonaco on the Cheap

Monaco may be famous as a playground for the rich, but it also has a lot of deals if you know where to look.  Here is a list of 30 things you can do or see in Monaco for free or under 15€:

  • The world’s most scenic bus ride is from Nice to Monaco for 2.50€
  • Local Monaco all-day bus pass is just 5.50€ (map here)
  • Free Bato Bus boat ride across the Monaco Port with bus pass (or 2€ without)
  • Stroll around the harbor to check out the super-yachts while googling the biggest boat names for owners, cost, history, and most outlandish features.
  • Walk the entire 2-mile/3km Monaco Grand Prix course (map here)
  • Free fan zone during the Monaco Grand Prix in May
  • Free day for the Monaco Classic Grand Prix (raced with vintage cars) on Friday of the race weekend, and for the actual Monaco Grand Prix, you can watch the trials on Thursday in any seat for just 30€
  • 10€ admission to Prince’s Classic Car Museum in the Port
  • 12€ entry to open-air salt-water Olympic municipal swimming pool set amongst the super-yachts
  • Best lunch deals are from the food stalls at the Condamine Covered Market in the Port
  • Fanned out 100 euro billsFree million-dollar view from the top of Monaco-ville
  • Free Palace Changing of the Guard ceremony everyday at 11:55am
  • Free entry to the Cathedral where Princess Grace was married and buried
  • Free 15-minute tour of the Princess Grace Irish Library (in the Old Town near the Palace), which finishes with a short film on Princess Grace.
  • The Oceanographic Museum is normally 19€, but with the 25€ combo ticket adding Classic Car museum or Palace tour, you get it down to 15€
  • Show your same-day train ticket/pass to get 2€ off Oceanographic entry
  • Free entry to the Grand Casino/Opera House atrium
  • To get into the infamous Grand Casino gaming rooms, you’ll need to pay an 18€ fee, but after 2pm you get 10€ back in slot tokens, so that brings your entry fee down to just 8€
  • Free entry to the smaller casinos at the Café de Paris and in the Fairmont Hotel (across from the famous Grand Prix hairpin turn)
  • For a 10€ glass of house wine on the Café de Paris terrace (or a 9€ Coke, or 7€ coffee), you get a million dollar people watching perch in front of the Casino.  Patio full?  There is a new, little-known terrace bar just upstairs.
  • All of Monaco has free wifi so go ahead and post those selfies and celebrity sightings in real time!
  • Free access to the Casino Gardens in Monte Carlo (often featuring really interesting outdoor art installations)
  • Best to-go lunch in Monte Carlo for a garden or beach picnic:
    • Super U at 30 blvd Princess Charlotte (one street up from tourist office)
    • Spar Supermarket hidden in the basement of the marbled Metropole Shopping Mall across from the Casino Square.
  • 3€ entry to Stamp and Coin Museum (bus #4/6, Centre Commercial stop)
  • Free entry to the Japanese Gardens (bus #5 or #6, bus stop ‘Grimaldi’)
  • Free public beaches in Lavrotto (bus #5 or #6, bus stop ‘Plages’)
  • Free Sunday admission to Villa Sauber Museum (bus #5/6, bus stop ‘Sauber’)
  • Free International Fireworks Competition every summer
  • Best panoramic view from local Monaco bus route: bus #2 (free with bus pass)
  • Free entry to Exotic Garden Greenhouses Tues-Sat 8a-3p (bus #2)
  • Free Sunday admission to Villa Paloma Museum (bus #2)
  • 1€ general admission to Prehistoric Museum (bus #2)

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