The second oldest area of Monaco (after Monaco-Ville), La Condamine lies to the south-west of the principality. It covers the area of Port Hercule, filled with luxury yachts, and is the home of Monaco's business district.
The first impression you get on arriving at the port is that it’s a bit like Blackpool but with sunshine. The promenade is a long noisy strip of fairground rides, bouncy castles, go-karts, ice cream stalls and everything that the big kid in you could wish for. There’s also an open-air swimming pool with twisty water slides, what more could you want?
The Princess Caroline district is a smart pedestrianised area set back from the port with lots of good shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. It is distinctly upmarket, but has a relaxed friendly vibe and is a nice place to browse for a couple of hours.