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Flag of Monaco Monaco
Language: French
Capital: Monaco
Population: 32,965
Currency: Euro (€)
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The Principality of Monaco is a city-state in Western Europe.

It's a small wealthy town on the seashore. There's probably not very much to do for the kind of people that are this wiki's audience, except walking in the old city and in the center and a couple of museums (especially the famous 'Musée Océanographique' if you're interested in sealife). One day is usually more than enough. It can get really overcrowded in August.

Hitching out

Instead of hitchhiking from the city itself, one typically takes a public transportation out to a hitchhiking point.

West towards Nice

You can get a train to Nice or Saint Laurent du Var.

If you dont want to take a train to Nice, you can go by walk to the gas station on A8. From Monaco center it took 2.5 walking but it definitely worth it, I got a ride to Barcelona in 30 min. Its hard to describe how to got there, and you definitelly will need a map for that. I was using MapsMe app. This is the coordinates of that gas station 43°45′16.86″N 07°23′53.91″E First you need to get to the village La Turbie. Take bus 11, leaving from the tourism office close to the casino, once in an hour, in the direction La Turbie and get out at the bus stop "Mont Angel". Then walk up the street "Route de Mont-Angel" for 600 meters, then to the left into "Chemin du Col de Guerre", in maybe 30 min you will reach the bridge above the highway, after 5 min more walking you will reach the gate to the gas station, when I came, almost midnight, it was closed, so I just jump over it. But, I guess, you can ring the bell and someone will open. Take in mind that all way from Monaco to this gas station requeries to go UP. So think about whether you need it.

East towards Italy

Take bus 11, leaving from the tourism office close to the casino, once in an hour, in the direction La Turbie and get out at the bus stop "D 2564/RD 63". From there it's around a 10-minute walk to a service station on the highway towards Italy. Follow the street Route de Menton eastwards and take the second road left going up the hill, be careful about the cars, the road is narrow and cars are going fast. The bus costs 1.50 € (June 2017).

Another possibility for leaving in the direction of Italy is bus TAM 100, which goes from Nice to Menton on the Italian border. The fare is 1.50 € regardless of the distance. It stops in Monaco at the Place des Armes.

Circuit de Monaco

It is possible to hitchhike the Monaco street circuit, by standing on the start/finish line and sticking your thumb out.

See how fast you can complete one lap (timed from the moment you start waiting on the side of the road, until the moment the car you're in crosses the line). Sanne and Tom, hitchhiking as a pair, completed 1 lap in about 9 minutes (we forgot to time exactly) on 10 May 2009. If you are in Monaco, give it a go, time yourself and let the world know how you did!


Ofcourse it's better to find a place to sleep in a nearby cities, because it's hard to find a good place for a tent in Monaco. I can recommend you one place in Italy, before the French border. If you age going from Italy, it's a really only one good place on the way from Ventimiglia to Monaco. Trust me, i made all this way on foot and check everything along the road. Two kilometres before the border there is a tunnel Galleria Mortola, after you pass this tunnel, turn left and you will see railway and the small bridge for pedestrians that cross this raillway. Cross it and you'll see nice green area on the rock with amazing view on a night Monaco.

You can also walk from Monaco toward France, near the Route de la Plage Marquet is the beach it situated near Le Lampar restaurant. I slept there, without using a tent, just in sleeping bag and noone bothered me. At the morning you will got just amazing view.