It's high season on the French Riviera and Monaco is hopping. To celebrate the summer, the glam Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo
has transformed its ambience, inspired by the brilliant blues and oranges in the Matisse painting "Goldfish and Sculpture." But it's not just the hotel interiors-- by Artistic Director Maud Lesur-- that you'll find alluring. Seasonal offers are bountiful. You can experience a unique fishing excursion on the Med, hopping aboard the trawler Le Sergeric to learn the ropes with a Monagesque fishing family. Stay by the pool and lunch at The Metropole ESPA with cuisine created by star chef Joel Robuchon. Called "The Unique," the new summer lunch concept consists of three courses served simultaneously on one plate for the "maximum pleasure in the minimum time." Or take advantage of the fitness classes offered during the summer months; pilates, yoga, and toning/stretching courses take place on the pool deck. In the evening, relax with an aperitif at the bar, then hit up one of the outstanding restaurants. Be tempted by French cuisine at the Joel Robuchon Monte Carlo Restaurant
, or modern Japanese at Yoshi,
Robuchon's first Japanese resto in the world. Book the Blue Mood Summer Package
and discover "a vibrant celebration of the season in French Riviera colors." Here's what you get: accommodations in a double room, big American breakfast for two, and daily access to a private beach with two beach mattresses reserved just for you. Priced from 490 euros in high season. Until September 17th.