May is a great time for travelling – whether it means just taking a weekend away from home for a breath of fresh air, or arranging a longer vacation for an entire reloading. This month offers a valuable travel benefit in both cases because of the warmer yet not summer-hot weather that is perfect for enjoying spring scenery. At the same time, May is less known for large crowds of travellers than the following summer month. And of course it’s about the special atmosphere we feel every spring, when the world awakens from colder winter months allowing us drop warm clothes, notice later sunsets and get more active.
Today we want to talk about the microstate Monaco and the Mediterranean coast of southeast France known as the French Riviera. They make for a perfect May getaway if you like the thrill of a true race and a more lively vacation overall.
Monaco Grand Prix 2019
Monaco is a tiny country on the Mediterranean coast bordered by France and having a reputation of the wealthy and famous’ favorite destination offering high-class accommodations, yachts, luxury boutiques and expensive restaurants. A highly prestigious and important world’s motor race – Formula One – has been held here for the last 90 years. This year, it is May 23-26 when you can watch fast race cars making their way through the dangerous and demanding track of Monte Carlo’s narrow streets. Book a stay at the Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo, if you want a better view of Grand Prix in action.
Other things to enjoy here are visiting the local casino – and you don’t need to be a lover of gambling games at all – and admiring a Japanese garden created at the request of Prince Rainier III in the late 90-s in accordance with Zen design rules. Its pond, stylized mountain, waterfall and lovely constructions make this place peaceful and adorable. Those looking for a few luxury items will love browsing designer stores at the Métropole Shopping Center.
Cannes Film Festival 2019
If you decide to stay here a little longer, a trip to Cannes may add an art vibe to your vacation. One of the two major film events takes place here every spring hosting famous cinema stars and presenting world premieres. This year it is held May 14-25, and presents 19 works selected for competition for the golden palm.