Monaco Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



The official language is French. Monegasque (related to Ligurian and Provencal) is only spoken by a small part of the population. Italian and English are colloquial languages.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/26/2022 Ascension of Christ

06/06/2022 Whit Monday

06/16/2022 Corpus Christi

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/19/2022 National holiday

08.12.2022 Immaculate conception

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The same import regulations apply as for France. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Principality of Monaco

Consulate General in Bern. Consulates in Basel, Geneva, Lugano and Zumikon.

Gryphenhübeliweg 7
+41 (0)31 356 28 58.

Mon-Thurs 09.00-12.00 and 13.30-16.30.

Honorary Consulate General of the Principality of Monaco
Universitätsring 12
+43 (0)1 533 08 67.

Mon-Thurs 09.00-18.00, Fri 09.00-15.00.

Embassy of the Principality of Monaco

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Honorary consulates in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/M., Hamburg, Munich, Potsdam and Stuttgart.

Klingelhöferstrasse 7
+49 (0)30 263 90 33.

Mon-Fri 09.00-18.00.


Business etiquette

Suits and ties or suits are appropriate for business visits. Scheduling an appointment is common. The atmosphere at business meetings is formal. It is considered impolite to start a conversation in French and then continue in German. Business hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm.

Business contacts



According to, the country code of Monaco is +377.

Mobile phone

GSM 900, 3G (2100), 4G (LTE, 800/2600) and 5G. Network operators include Monaco Telecom and Bouygues. International roaming contracts exist.


One of the main providers is Monaco Telecom. A network of public WiFi hotspots is available.

Post office

Monaco has its own postage stamps, the same fees apply as in France. A post office is located in the Palais de la Scala in Monte Carlo. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-19.00, Sat 08.00-12.00.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received in Monaco via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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