The euro (€) is used in Monaco, and it is split into 100 cents.
Currency exchange is simple for a variety of currencies. ATMs are widely available.
Shopping in Monte Carlo is generally very exclusive, and it is not a place to go on a budget. There are many locations where you may burn your credit card alongside Europe’s high rollers. The elegant clothing stores are in the Golden Circle, which is bordered by Avenue Monte Carlo, Avenue des Beaux-Arts, and Allees Lumieres, and is home to Hermes, Christian Dior, Gucci, and Prada. High-end jewelers like as Bulgari, Cartier, and Chopard may be found in and surrounding Place du Casino. Most visitors, however, will just enjoy strolling the neighborhood and window shopping, even if they do not purchase anything. Normal shopping hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Try the Condamine Market for a more refined shopping experience in Monte Carlo. The market, located in Place d’Armes, has been in operation since 1880 and is vibrant and appealing – several hours may be spent just walking about, haggling for gifts from the numerous small stores, boutiques, and friendly people. If you want more contemporary shopping, take a short stroll down the esplanade to the rue Princess Caroline pedestrian mall.
The Fontvieille Shopping Centre offers a more “typical” shopping experience, with 36 stores offering electronics, CDs, furniture, and clothing, as well as a Carrefour supermarket and a McDonald’s. The tourism bureau also publishes a free shopping guide for the city.