Destination: Monaco

by: Multiple Authors | July 09, 2016

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Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters April 9-17

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Surface: Clay

Defending men’s champion: Rafael Nadal

2016 prize money: € 2,227,500

Monte Carlo has famously served as the backdrop to Grand Prix racing and James Bond films, but it also sets the scene for one of the most glamorous tennis tournaments in the world. For more a century, the greats of the game have congregated within view of the Mediterranean Sea to face off on one of the most gorgeous clay-court settings in the world. Expect to be seated among royalty, celebrity and some of the world’s most fashionable tennis fans.

Fast Fact

As the six-time defending champion, Rafael Nadal is the only player in the Open era to win the same tournament six consecutive times.

 

Off Court Diversions

 

Sample Local Fare

In-the-know diners head to Cas-telroc, near the Prince’s Palace in Monaco’s Old Town, for the
best barbajuans (similar to fried ravioli stuffed with Swiss chard, spinach and ricotta) in town.restaurant-castelroc.com

 

The Monte Carlo Casino

 

Pack your finest suit or gown and have a James Bond night on the town at this landmark which appeared in both Never Say Never Again and GoldenEye. montecarlocasinos.com.

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (National Museum)

 

European car fanatics will love the permanent exhibition of the Ferrari 308 GTS by BertrandLavier, in the garage of the new museum’s Villa Sauber. nmnm.mc

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