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Prince's Palace, Monaco-Ville

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Take an audio tour of Prince's Palace, occupied for more than 700 years by the ruling Grimaldi family. Built on the site of an 1191 Genoese fortress, the palace is still well fortified--it was frequently besieged over the centuries by Monaco’s larger and more powerful neighbors. Imposing from the outside, the royal family's only residence also displays wealth and opulence in its interior, furnished in the style of Louis XIV. Explore the state apartments, where you can see intricately painted 16th-century frescoes of mythological figures, and see the throne, draped with a red velvet awning and topped by the crown. The palace is only open to the public for a few months a year, so check the website for details. For Prince's Palace and beyond, use our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Monaco-Ville vacation.
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  • Sight seeing of famous houses. Not really worth the money and thought it would be going further than around the corner from harbour 
    Sight seeing of famous houses. Not really worth the money and thought it would be going further than around the corner from harbour  more »
  • We went early as having researched for les journeys de la patrimoine - I found a parking which they said was 4 euros per day - plus `I asked if we needed tickets for this special week-end. never... 
    We went early as having researched for les journeys de la patrimoine - I found a parking which they said was 4 euros per day - plus `I asked if we needed tickets for this special week-end. never...  more »
  • Myself and my partner are so humbled and grateful that His Serene Highness Albert the Second, Prince of Monaco was gracious enough to welcome us into his family home (via audio guide)! We had a... 
    Myself and my partner are so humbled and grateful that His Serene Highness Albert the Second, Prince of Monaco was gracious enough to welcome us into his family home (via audio guide)! We had a...  more »
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  • Great views, don’t miss out if your are in Monaco. There are 2 grand view spots, try visit both. Walking around alleys and spots could Take up to a maximum of 20-25’ walk. I would suggest any of the cafeterias there though as they are expensive and very touristy. Don’t expect WiFi to any of the places there too.
  • This is the place to watch the changing of the guard and beautiful ocean view! You can purchase tickets (€18) to tour the inside of the palace! Which we didn’t go due to the time restrictions! Beautiful view and full of the tourists! It also getting very hot during the summer months.
  • Monaco was a great experience. Such a small country. But so rich. But let me be very true, it's not that tourist friendly. Better to go to Monaco via a tour.
  • Beautiful mansion with gates dating to XIII CE, and a souvenir shop at the top. There's a display of old canons and a gandarmier walking in front of the Palace - nice view. And the scenery of the city from this point is very picteresque and simply amazing.
  • A pretty palace that can partly be visited. You can see the courtyard, the state rooms, an appartment and some paintings from the royal collection. It is fun to see how different times and art styles left their mark on architecture and interior design. There is an audiotour available in several languages.

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