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The Larvotto, Luxury waterfront residential area in Monaco

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The Larvotto, Luxury waterfront residential area in Monaco

The Larvotto is a beautiful residential area located along the prestigious Avenue Princesse Grace. The most luxurious residences are on this elegant street: the Rocabella, the Estoril, the 21 Princesse Grace, the Reserve…. High standard hotels such as the Monte Carlo Bay or the Meridien settled there and enjoy a private beach or a splendid lagoon. Under the Monaco Sun, discover this idyllic district built on the sea.


History of the area

In 1966, the Prince Rainier III signs a Sovereign Ordinance which allows to start the large construction works of the Larvotto. Previous railway to Monte Carlo, this waterfront strip is erected and more than a third of the Larvotto is built on the water. Then started the construction of high standard residences with exceptional views on the Mediterranean. Along the sea walls were created and finally the beaches and restaurants we know today.


The real estate market on the Larvotto

Thanks to an exceptional location, the Larvotto managed to conquer the heart of the Monaco buyers and the rare opportunities for sale are often victim of their own success. Most apartments on this waterfront residential area are only available for rent, in luxury buildings such as the Columbia Palace, the Roccabella, the Palais de la Plage. Sometimes, one has to be on a waiting list for several years before finally find an apartment in one of these buildings. Prime location, high standard fittings and finishes, proximity to the beaches, restaurants and Casino of Monte Carlo and Carré d’Or, the Larvotto remains a privileged area where all Monegasque dreams to live one day.

Some of the residences there offers apartments for sale, as the Réserve, the 21 Princesse Grace of the Bay House, cunrrently being finished.

See our apartments for sale and for rent in the area of the Larvotto

Crédits : Palais Princier de Monaco / Plages du Larvotto



In order to complete the large range of services of the Larvotto, lots of refined or trendy restaurants settled on the Avenue Princesse Grace. Should you like to have dinner in a festive atmosphere or in family, the different establishments are all more attractive than each other. The Maya Bay, the Sonq Qi and the Coya offer an exotic dining experience within a refined and luxury atmosphere. One will prefer the Twiga or the Sass Café for a festive dinner around a delicious meal. For lunch, the Cantinetta Antinori or the Café Llorca have superb sunny terraces.

During the summer, you can easily reach the Monte Carlo Beach Club or the Monte Carlo Country Club within a short walk.


Culture and Art

The Grimaldi Forum – where most events of the Principality take place – offers a wide program of ballet, opera, shows, exhibitions…. This Congress Center also proposes numerous international meetings and congresses. Located on the first line from the sea, its modern facades perfectly meet with the surrounding promenades and the Japanese Garden. The Grimaldi Forum only shows the 2 upper floors, the other theatres being built under the sea level.

The Sporting Club, established in 1974, also offers an exceptional summer program during the Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival. Singers and international bands appear in the Salle des Etoiles, superb ballroom with retractable roof.

The Villa Sauber, national museum of the Principality of Monaco, and other different Art Galleries of the Avenue Princesse Grace also welcome independent artists exhibitions all year long.

Grimaldi Forum
Crédits : Grimaldi Forum

The Future of the Larvotto

Currently being modernized, the area of the Larvotto will soon show a new look, mixing luxury with modernity.The Beaches are under renovation and the new promenades will reopen in 2021. The “Anse du Portier” also called Mareterra is the new large construction project of the Principality. Built on the sea as well, this new residential district will consist of magnificent contemporary buildings and private houses nestled in a beautiful greenery. This area of approx. 6 hectares will also feature a little port, a swimming pool for the residents, a few shops and showrooms… There will be an underground access for cars. Then, from the garden level, you will be able to reach the Japanese Gardens and the Grimaldi Forum.

To complete the luxury of the apartments, the project is realized in concordance with eco-conception and eco-realization to respect the fauna and Flora around these new constructions.


Monte-Carlo-Sotheby's International Realty, expert of Monaco real estate search of flats for sale or to rent in the Principality of Monaco.

Crédits : Principauté de Monaco/L’Anse du Portier

More details on the new real estate projects of the Larvotto in Monaco