A walk through the treasure trove of Swiss-inspired chalets on Avenue de Monte-Carlo

Christmas has started early down on the Avenue de Monte-Carlo, where dozens of Swiss-style chalets selling a festive fusion of culinary delights and gifts have already sprung up. 

As the holiday season approaches, the Avenue de Monte-Carlo beneath the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo has been transformed into a Swiss-inspired retreat replete with wood-clad chalets and seasonal treats galore.  

Over the next few weeks, chefs from Société des Bains de Mer’s top restaurants will be leading the way with a range of tasty culinary offerings, from pastries and Viennoiseries to decadent chocolates. Macarons by Pierre Hermé, the famous French confectioner, are also available to purchase at a dedicated stand.  

Pick up a selection of delicious macarons from Pierre Hermé or sample some Alpine staples at the Komo restaurant chalet. Photo by Monaco Life

For fans of the savoury over the sweet, make sure to stop by at the Komo sponsored chalet, which is serving up mountain specialties like raclette and mulled wine, with a few delicious lobster rolls thrown in too.  

In another part of the market, the so-called ‘My Sweet Avenue’ chalet can help visitors put together their own luxury hampers with a personalised gift experience, while other presents for loved ones can be picked up at the Terres Dorées chalet, known for its perfumes, soaps, candles and home sprays, or the boutique-style chalet featuring dresses and jewellery by Isabell Kristensen. 

The chalets are welcoming visitors between 10am and 7pm every day until 14th December. From 15th to 24th December, the hours will switch to 12pm to 7pm, except for on Fridays and Saturdays, when the stalls will open at 10am. 

From 26th December to 6th January, the chalets will extend their hours from 10am to 9pm, with a special closing time at 2am planned for 31st December. The chalets will be closed on 25th December. 


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