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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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  • This is a lovely place once the sun has set and it’s all lit up! We watched the changing of the guard, however, being English, this is nothing in comparison to the changing of the guard at Windsor or ...  more »
  • Logically have visiting is square and if you arrive at 11:55 will see it filled by the changing of the guard.
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  • Monaco's most central building, beautiful and proud, with Monaco's history in the walls. This wonderful glory built the castle to the Grimaldi family, which has controlled the historic Monaco for over 700 years. A MUST! d:o)
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