Where to live in Monaco, Top 10 residences


Despite its compact size, Monaco is home to a dazzling selection of luxury residences, from beautiful Belle Epoque buildings to modern masterpieces. But which Monaco properties stand head and shoulders above the rest?

If you’re wondering where to live in Monaco, read on. Here, the real estate experts at La Costa Properties Monaco share their insights into the top 10 best places to live in Monaco.

Where to live in Monaco

1 – Odeon Tower


The Odeon Tower is, without question, one of the best places to live in Monaco. Completed in 2015, this twin-tower skyscraper dominates the Principality’s skyline, providing residents with breathtaking views and a superb roster of amenities. Tour Odeon features 60 exceptional serviced apartments along with an out-of-this-world penthouse that has garnered attention in the international press. Residents benefit from a 24/7 concierge service, valet parking, shuttle service, business centre, spa, and restaurant.

2 – One Monte Carlo

One Monte Carlo occupies a highly covetable position in the district of Monte-Carlo around the highly exclusive Carre d’Or, or Golden Square. This modern residence boasts superb views of the Casino Monte-Carlo and the Casino Gardens, with Monte-Carlo’s luxury boutiques, Michelin restaurants, and lavish resorts and spas all just moments away. One Monte Carlo has 37 prestigious apartments, including a six-room triplex with a rooftop terrace. Residents enjoy concierge and valet services, as well as access to the acclaimed Thermes Marins Monte Carlo pool and fitness centre.

3 – Metropole

Metropole Monaco is a majestic building with beautiful charm, courtesy of its elegant architecture. Located in Monte-Carlo’s iconic Carre d’Or, Le Metropole is considered one of the best places to live in Monaco, thanks to its superb location, refined elegance, and luxury amenities. Built in 1988 and spanning 10 floors, residents enjoy access to a selection of amenities, including in-room dining, an on-site maintenance team, and access to the award-winning Hotel Metropole, including the Karl Lagerfeld Odyssey swimming pool and Givenchy Spa and Fitness Centre.

4 – Monte Carlo Sun

Located in La Rousse Saint Roman, Monte Carlo Sun occupies an idyllic spot and is considered one of Monaco’s best places to live. Built in 1984, this Monaco building is spread across 26 floors, with residents on high floors benefitting from superb views. Monte Carlo Sun’s appeal lies in its location, within striking distance of the districts of Monte-Carlo and Larvotto, with its wonderful beach. A further appeal lies in Monte-Carlo Sun’s resort-style amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool flanked by sun loungers and lush foliage, a dedicated concierge service, 24/7 security, and a clubhouse and restaurant.

5 – Palazzo Leonardo


Palazzo Leonardo is located in Fontvieille, a popular commercial and residential district. Built in the 1990s, this modern-day residence is one of the most prestigious in Fontvieille, sealing its position as one of the best places to live in Monaco. Apartments are spread across 13 floors, many boasting wonderful sea views. A highlight of this luxury Monaco residence is its pool with direct views of the port, fitness centre, as well as dedicated 24-hour concierge service. Offering the utmost convenience, Palazzo Leonardo is located just moments away from the Heliport, which provides swift transfers to the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport.

6 – 26 Carre d’Or


This shimmering, softly curved, glass-fronted building offers luxury living at its finest. Designed by the acclaimed architect Alexandre Giraldi and with interiors by Humbert & Poyet, 26 Carre d’Or was completed in 2020 and boasts nine prestigious apartments, including a residents-only spa and fitness area. On the lower floors, the building is home to several commercial and office spaces. Located in the heart of Monte-Carlo, residents also enjoy immediate access to the most refined offerings in Monaco, including designer boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, and ultra-luxurious resorts.

7 – L’Exotique


Thanks to its considered design, luxury amenities, and beautiful landscaping, L’Exotique is regarded as one of the best places to live in Monaco. Designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti and completed in 2022, L’Exotique encourages residents to embrace alfresco Mediterranean living with spacious terraces, lush foliage, and sweeping views of the Principality and the Mediterranean Sea. Located in the picturesque district of Jardin Exotique and benefitting from an elevated position, residents also enjoy superb amenities, including a hammam, sauna, swimming pool, dedicated parking facilities, and concierge services.

8 – 21 Princess Grace

Occupying a prominent position along one of the world’s most exclusive avenues – Princess Grace Avenue – building 21 Princess Grace has long been considered one of the best places to live in Monaco. Built in 1993, this Monaco building is located in the district of Larvotto, providing easy access to the wonderful Larvotto beach, flanked by a selection of gourmet eateries and bars. Its position also provides quick access to the district of Monte-Carlo, including some of the Principality’s most famed offerings. Amenities include a pool and concierge service, while many apartments benefit from large terraces.

9 – Testimonio II


Perched in the exclusive district of Larvotto and part of the Bay House development, Testimonio II features two striking twin towers with an elegant wave-like design that represents a new, contemporary neighbourhood with international flair. The towers are 30 and 32 storeys high, boast environmentally friendly solutions, and will be amongst the tallest buildings along the Cote d’Azur. Each residence will benefit from large balconies, with many featuring panoramic sea views. Beautifully landscaped gardens and public spaces further add to this Monaco building’s appeal. Testimonio II will also be the new home of the International School of Monaco, creating a lively social hub for families and the utmost convenience.

10 – Fairmont Monte-Carlo

Located in the prestigious Carre d’Or, the Fairmont Monte-Carlo has long been considered one of the best places to live in Monaco, thanks to its enviable location coupled with superb views of the legendary F1 Monaco Grand Prix race track. Built in 1978, this hotel residence offers top-of-the-range services that cannot be matched, with residents enjoying resort amenities on tap, including a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped gym, a full-service spa, and dedicated concierge services. Guests also enjoy access to all of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s gourmet restaurants.

Want to live in one of the best places in Monaco?

If you want to live in one of the best places in Monaco, the real estate experts at La Costa Properties Monaco can help. We are a member of the prestigious Chambre Immobiliere Monaco and are a leading Monaco estate agency with over 40 years of experience. We have access to the most exclusive property in Monaco, including off-market properties. Contact our team to learn more.

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