Sport in Monaco

For a country the size of an average town, Monaco really does have it all: a rich and varied cultural scene; a string of designer boutiques and some first class restaurants.

And being framed by both the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, it’s also a Mecca for sports enthusiasts who have the chance to get involved in a host of activities just moments from their Monaco rental.

Below is a list of the major sporting activities which can be enjoyed by those who are looking to rent in Monaco:

  • Swimming: for those hardy enough, the Mediterranean offers the perfect opportunity to keep fit with a daily swim in the sea, with the water off Larvotto Plage being particularly popular all year round. However, for those of you who rent in Monaco with a less robust constitution, there is always the Olympic size swimming pool under the Stade Louis II for winter swims or the open-air Stade Nautique Rainier III on the port. And for those lucky enough, some of our Monaco rentals also have private pools.


  • Tennis: the Monte Carlo Country Club, host of the prestigious annual Monte Carlo Rolex Masters has 21 clay courts on which to play. There is also a squash court for those who prefer squash.


  • Diving: Monaco boasts its own excellent diving school – L’Ecole Bleue – which is run by Monegasque diving champion Pierre Frolla. There is also a Club de Plongée for competent divers.


  • Golf: there are number of excellent golf clubs within a short drive from our Monaco rentals. The nearest course to Monaco is the Golf de Monte-Carlo, located in La Turbie, which offers golfers the chance to play 18 holes on a course with breath-taking views over the Mediterranean.


  • Football: for spectators rather than players – unless there are those amongst you in our Monaco rentals that are exceptionally talented at the ‘beautiful game’ – there is AS Monaco, the Principality’s own team who are in the Premier French league.


  • Rugby: for amateur rugby fans there is a local club – AS Monaco Rugby – which offers players the chance to train and play against other local sides.


  • Skiing: the nearest skiing to Monaco is approximately 90 minutes-drive away. There are numerous stations both sides of the French/Italian border such as Limone, in Italy, and Isola 2000 in France.

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