Monte Carlo Weather March Averages, Monaco
What's The Weather Like In Monte Carlo In March
By March, spring has sprung throughout Europe, but the locals in Monte Carlo hardly notice. The mild Riviera weather continues to waft off the Mediterranean Sea, and agreeable temperatures continue to delight visitors.
It is not often that Monte Carlo has a windy day, and in March the chances are slim at 33%. Likewise, there is only a 50% chance that a day will be cloudy, and true to Monte Carlo's reputation there is a good chance each day will have some sun. There is an average of 7 rain days during March.
Despite more rain days than other months, precipitation in Monte Carlo during March is uncommon, with only an average of 71 mm expected throughout the month. Slightly higher humidity, around 74%, is normal for the month of March.
The arrival of March means the short days of winter are over. The daylight stretches out over an average of 9 hours during March, and sunset brings guests to outdoor terraces for sundowners later and later as the month continues.
The average temperature is 12°C (54°F), and visitors should prepare for some cooler days throughout the month. The average low in March is 10°C (50°F), and the average high temperature only reaching 14°C (57°F).
The Mediterranean Sea is slowly warming up from the winter. However, most visitors will choose views over the water, and not for a swim, as the sea temperature only averages 13°C (55°F) in March. While not ideal for swimming, many people still come to Monte Carlo in March to yacht or sail out on the Mediterranean Sea.
Monte Carlo Hotels In March
The Miramar Hotel provides modern rooms in a relaxed atmosphere. A location near Port Hercules and views of Monaco-Ville, including the Prince Palace, guarantees that guests can easily access the best sites of Monte Carlo. Additionally, at 140 a night for a room with a view of the Mediterranean Sea, the Miramar Hotel is a very reasonable option in Monte Carlo.
Fairmont Monte Carlo
Those hoping for more prestigious view of the Mediterranean should consider the Fairmont Monte Carlo. The four-star resort offers both individual attention, and caters to large groups and conventions. The large property boasts 602 guest rooms, and all of the services and facilities to match. Additionally, the resort's location directly on the water's edge means the views from the Fairmont Monte Carlo's restaurant and bars are unbeatable.
Columbus Hotel Monte Carlo
The Columbus Hotel Monte Carlo has only been around since 2001, and is in its infancy compared to other hotels in the area. However, what it lacks in history, the Columbus makes up for in class and sophistication. The design and decoration of the hotel celebrates both the Celtic background of its auto racing owner and the beauty of the Cote d'Azur location.
Bars and Resturants
Stars 'N' Bars
For over 20 years Stars 'N' Bars has served up burgers and steaks to celebrities of Monte Carlo in an American sports bar-style restaurant. The restaurant was opened to provide a family friendly, relaxed atmosphere for the locals and visitors, but the growing list of celebrity appearances and ever expanding collection of memorabilia on the walls are what pack this Monte Carlo establishment all year long.
Le Bar American at Hotel de Paris
However, when it comes to iconic establishments on the Riviera, Le Bar American at Hotel de Paris is foremost in the minds of many first-time visitors and expats alike. This upscale jazz bar was a favourite of Grace Kelley, and remains a popular place to begin a night in Monte Carlo. There is live music nightly, and the crowd is dressed to impress while sipping on sophisticated cocktails.
Classic French and Italian cuisine is served at Brasserie Restaurant located in the Columbus Monte Carlo Hotel. The terrace has views over the Princess Grace Rose Garden, and the menu options are as fresh as the thousands of roses below.
Things to Do In Monte Carlo In March
To understand more about the grandeur of Monte Carlo architecture and the history of the rulers of the Principality of Monaco, a visit to the Prince Palace is recommended. The palace was completed in 1191 as a fortress for the ruling family. The Prince Palace is unique in that at a time when most European monarchs were commissioning palaces intended to showcase wealth and beauty, the Prince Palace retained a more practical purpose protection for the rulers of Monaco. When it was unfortified, the French captured the palace and the Grimaldi family was forced into exile for over 20 years. Today, the Prince Palace remains the official residence of the Prince of Monaco, but visitors can take a guided tour or explore the interior through self-guided audio tour.
While the famous Monte Carlo Casino is often the emblem of Monegasque gambling, there are a number of other casinos located in Monte Carlo, and each offers a unique experience. The Sun Casino is known for a relaxed gaming atmosphere, but lively clientele. The Sun Casino offers the expected gaming tables and slot machines, but also caters to sports enthusiasts with a large number of big screen televisions, perfect for viewing any event.
Casino Café de Paris
In contrast, the Casino Café de Paris has a niche in slot machines. From themed slot machines to video slot machines, the Casino Café de Paris likely has it on the casino floor.
Monte-Carlo Bay Casino
Finally, the Monte-Carlo Bay Casino is the onsite casino of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. By combining the guest and casino experience, the Monte-Carlo Bay Casino creates a contemporary environment similar to Las Vegas, where guests sleep, eat, drink and play all in one location.