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If you are feeling bummed out about COVID-19 cancelling your summer plans, we have got #somegoodnews for you. You can now enjoy a beautiful summer by the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera, thanks to these virtual tours by the Monaco government. By Amitha Ameen
1. Monaco 360°
Just like the name suggests, this is an incredibly detailed virtual tour of the Principality of Monaco. The experience is so well curated and thorough that you will almost forget you are experiencing it virtually. From museums and boutique hotels to sprawling gardens, a simple click will open the doors to these culturally rich sites from the comfort of your home.
2. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Deep dive into the ocean, we mean virtually, through the museum’s many immersive tours, videos and games. Embark on a fabulous journey with sea turtles, witness and learn about more than hundreds of corals, admire the shark lagoon, and hang out with the fishes in more than 90 aquarium tanks.
3. The Observatory Cave and Exotic Garden
Perched on the side of a cliff is a garden as exotic as one can imagine, and with uninterrupted views of the microstate and surrounded by an extravagant variety of plants — this experience is unreal. A virtual tour through the garden of flowers will prove to be refreshing and enjoyable. And, if you are feeling a bit adventurous you can always choose to explore the depths of the Observatory cave and wonder at stalactites- and stalagmites-studded caves at sea level.
4. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
You cannot visit the French Riviera and not indulge in a ballet performance. Spearheaded by the talented dancer and choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, watch jaw-dropping and surreal performances of favourites like The Nutcracker, La Belle, and Faust.
But, that’s not all. For a full and detailed guide on all the action, you can catch in Monaco, head here.