20 july 2018
Small, but very famous. This is how the district of Fontvieille is described on the Rock of Monaco. The talented architect Manfredi Nicoletti was ahead of his time, spearheading brilliant and avant-garde initiatives that raised Fontvieille out from under the sea.
It’s a wonder that Fontvieille and its 0.33 km2 have not yet been consumed by the sea. Prince Rainier III has created a beautiful marina in Fontvieille that welcomes both residents and visitors, while the port of Fontvieille greets large yachts (spanning more than 30 meters). Captains, sailors, and boat owners from around the world have an affinity for the Rock’s inimitable ambiance. It doesn’t hurt that the waters in the Monegasque territory are very deep. The collection of luxury boats moored on the docks of the Principality is a spectacular sight. This privileged panorama can be seen from highly sought-after luxury apartments with a view of the port. Buildings on the Quai Jean-Charles Rey are based on the front line, which is ideal for keeping your eye on the prize from the terrace.
As the economic center of Monaco, Fontvieille is the designated business district. To the delight of buyers, business is booming. Fontvieille offers the ideal working environment, with many offices set in luxury buildings in Fontvieille and the International University of Monaco (IUM), surrounded by palm trees and restaurants. Whether you’re In between contracts or classes, visit the Fontvieille Shopping Center and discover 36 shops specializing in fashion, home decor, beauty, and cuisine.
Located in the western part of Monaco, Fontvieille hosts the players and fans of AS Monaco FC in the exceptional Stade Louis II. Monegasques are passionate supports of the Principality’s home team. At the top of the list is Prince Albert and his wife, Princess Charlene. The stadium is an impressive high-end sports complex; it’s comprised of a 105 x 68 m lawn with a lighting system that can reproduce sun rays in order to optimize the turf’s quality, an Olympic-size swimming pool, diving pool with a shock-absorbing system, and a pool for aqua aerobics. We can’t forget about its running track and indoor gymnasium, which includes a basketball, volleyball, and handball court, as well as room for judo, gymnastics, fencing, and more.
To live in Fontvieille is to live in a lively residential area. The luxury of living in a residential building in Fontvieille lies in its proximity to the port and energy of its shops, creating a dynamic and secure atmosphere - just like everywhere else in Monaco. Security in the Principality is of the best in the world. It’s nice to stroll around town, pass through the Chemin des Sculptures, bordered by works of famous sculptors like Botero, Arman, and César, and visit various museums (naval, stamps & currency, car collections, “jardin animalie” or zoo).
Located on the French border, marked by Avenue des Guelfes, Avenue du Pont, and Cap d'Ail (a very popular neighbor), there is always something to do or see in Fontvieille.
Living in a luxury apartment in Fontvieille allows you to benefit from all the services offered by upscale buildings in Monaco, such as concierge services, terraces boasting incredible Mediterranean views, gyms, and wellness centers. Most of all, Monegasques benefit from more than 300 days of sunshine each year. So don't forget your sunglasses!