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Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville

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Bordered by colorful mansions, the officers' barracks, and the imposing façade of the Prince’s Palace, Place du Palais offers a glimpse into the history and of Monaco's royal family. Heralded by the blaring of trumpets, the tattoo of drums, and the stamping of feet, the square hosts the daily changing of the guard. Examine cannons and cannonballs from the period of Louis XIV, and admire the geometric designs in the square's multicolored surface. Plan your visit to Place du Palais and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Monaco-Ville vacation generator.
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  • Is reached via a pretty pedestrian climb, from where it can be seen the beautiful overall view of Monte Carlo and its harbour. In the square there are cannons with ammunition dating back to times gone by. Interesting is the changing of the guard ceremony.
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  • ...ist the place you Palais... beautiful scenery and great views of the Hafen...auf each case you should see the daily security solution at 11:55...
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  • The main atraction for this square was basically the view to the city and port. The palace is nothing so beautifull as we eould expect in such a place. The streets ahead are interesting to visit. A go...  more »
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  • Yes, a must visit for every tourist. While going upstairs, you get to see the beautiful view of Monaco harbour. The famous Yacht race is conducted here.
  • Really interesting tour, and we only paid 50c on top of the price of our student tickets to the oceanographic museum down the road for access. There is a complementary audio - tour around the palace available in multiple languages, and the building itself is amazing to see. There is just so much wealth contained inside the walls of this palace, it really is a sight to behold. Unfortunately no photos are allowed inside, so keep an eye out for the Eagle sculpture made entirely from crystals!
  • While visiting the aquarium they asked us if we wanted to visit it just adding 50 cents more. We accepted and the visit in this palace was great. A lot of things to see and the audio guide explain a lot of information. If you are lucky you can also see the change of the guard which is beatiful to see.
  • Very nice tour of the castle but rather short. I understand that it is an active residence, but from the outside I have to admit that I would have expected the tour to last longer. Other than that, the explanation headset is very good, giving loads of information. The only downside is that you can't take any pictures while inside the palace.
  • Neat palace. In my opinion is the view over the city more impressing however.