Monte Carlo weather is actually delightful all year round, and there are plenty of reasons to come here other than the sunshine. However, with 14 hours of sunshine a day in July and average highs of 24ºC, it’s easy to see why Monte Carlo is such a popular holiday destination in the summer months.
Make the most of quieter seasons
The weather in Monte Carlo is generally bright and sunny, with a Mediterranean climate and 300 days of sunshine a year. If you’re planning on swimming in the ocean, summer is the best time to visit, when sea temperatures reach a balmy 24ºC. For more affordable room rates and cooler weather ideal for exploring the city’s museums and casinos, April or October are the best times of the year to come to Monte Carlo.
During the cooler months of the year, especially in winter, when temperatures reach an average low of 10ºC and the Monte Carlo weather can feel distinctly chilly, there are still plenty of indoor attractions like the Napoleon Museum and the fascinating Oceanographic Museum.
Some of our favourite places to visit in Monte Carlo include the 13th century Prince’s Palace, the Grand Prix Course (where, if you’re lucky, you may get a driver to take you around the famous track in a performance car, weather permitting) and the stunning Casino de Paris, also known as the Grand Casino. Whether you can afford to gamble and rub shoulders with the rich and famous or not, it’s still well worth visiting this iconic building to see all the gold and marble inside, and take some photos of its palace-like façade on sunny days.