Monaco’s highest point Chemin des Révoires does not impress. It is located on a street on the border between France and Monaco and is not even marked. There is also no view from so you might expect that I don’t recommend to visit it. But that’s wrong. Thanks to visiting Chemin des Révoires, I got the opportunity to explore one of the most luxurious places in Europe. Monte Carlo is an interesting city where you have a lot to discover. Follow this article for all important information you need before your visit of the highest point of Monaco including all practical information about Monte Carlo and my personal experience. I’ll add also a secret spot from where you can see the whole Monaco.
Important information for visiting the highest point of Monaco – Chemin des Révoires
Short description of the ascent: Short easy walk Essential equipment: Nothing special, it's a short walk Best time to visit: All year round Fees or restrictions: No Camping allowed: No Height of the peak: 170 m Hiking distance: 210 m Time to ascend to Chemin des Révoires: 4 minutes Elevation climbed: 10 m Difficulty level: * (6 stars maximum) Personal rating of the mountain: * (6 stars maximum) Beer on the peak: Blanche de Monaco ***** (6 stars maximum)
Map of the short walk to Chemin des Révoires
My story of reaching Chemin des Révoires with personal tips
I visited the highest point of Monaco as a part of my project European Peaks during which I reached the highest point of every European country and this was its funny cultural part! After visiting other ministates Vatican and San Marino I was looking forward to another adventure in Monaco. My friends and I started our walk in Monaco’s harbor. We went through a series of stairs to the highest point of the country lying on the street Chemin des Révoires.
It’s expensive to be outside of the EU
If you are looking for a beautiful view, the highest point of Monaco will disappoint you – it lies on an unmarked spot on the border with France and the view is covered by high residential buildings. I wanted to make sure I was at the correct spot so I turned on the internet on my phone. I started googling to see if we were on the right spot when I suddenly got a message: “Welcome to Monaco. One MB for 3 EUR.” I immediately turned off the phone, but too late. Two minutes of surfing cost me over 30 EUR. This price hurt but I found out the most important information. We found the right spot. My friends and I had reached the highest point of Monaco.
Unforgettable view over Monaco
The view was boring so we headed down to enjoy the atmosphere of the local casino where the James Bond movie Golden Eye was filmed. On the way back to the center we used a popular network of elevators (if you want to be lazy you can also use them to reach the highest point, so you don’t have to climb a single elevation meter). The famous casino Monte Carlo was disappointing. Only slot machines were available for regular tourists. In order to play other games you have to meet a certain dress code and pay 17 euros. Since we didn’t have any suits with us we left the casino.
Instead we decided to visit another viewpoint located in France. The lookout Tête de Chien is regarded as the best spot to see Monte Carlo. Let’s see. Tête de Chien turned out to be exceptional. There are not many places in the world where you can see a whole country from a single viewpoint. Here you can see the whole Monaco.
We didn’t return to Monaco. The accommodation is insanely expensive there, as in the nearby city of Nice. That’s why we headed to the nearby mountains. In the village Blausasc we found a cozy airbnb apartment with a smiling grandfather with excellent German. To my surprise I was able to communicate in France (even without speaking French). A nice end of our tiny countries trip.
My tips for climbing the mountain Chemin des Révoires:
- Unlike San Marino and Vatican where EU data work, Monaco has its own operators. Turn off your data before entering the country if you don’t want to get broke like I did.
- The most beautiful view of Monaco is from the mountain Tête de Chien.
- If you don’t want to walk, use a series of elevators to get to the highest point of Monaco.