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Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville

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. Make Place du Palais a centerpiece of your Monaco-Ville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary builder tool.
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  • Although the Palace was closed (until April 1, 2020), I still enjoyed being in this large square looking up at the Royal Palace. The area was pretty empty (early February) which made the experience...  more »
  • Loved going inside the Palace which was only $8 Euros. There was an 1955 exhibition of Princess Grace with her blue floral dress on display! The medieval rooms had class and old world history! No...  more »
  • 11:55 am is the Changing of the Guard. Arrive early as crowds get intense. The guards in the palace change with new guards that march down the center of the plaza toward the 2 guard houses that...  more »
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