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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), Monaco-Ville

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Take an audio tour of Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), 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. To visit Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince) and get the most from your holiday in Monaco-Ville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful set of buildings situated in Uptown: is the residence of the Principality of Monaco. There's a changing of the Palace Guard around 11.55 p.m. There are streets in with much trade in bars, restaurants and shops of souvenirs.
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  • Great d great vacation we go to Monaco for more than 30 years several times a year and Yes at 11:45 changing of the guard at the great Palace
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  • If this was the only reason to stop in Monaco, then one can pass. It is nice and quaint with streets literally cleaned every day but you cannot visit inside. It almost feels like an attraction made fo...  more »
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  • Neat palace. In my opinion is the view over the city more impressing however.
  • 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.
  • FANTASTIC!Tre Tre Tre Bon!!!PERFECT⭐️ However, the country is noisy fuel-poor cars and full of bikes. If high interest imperial family in environmental issues, as well as we need even if a lot of money for the imperial family maintenance, may be set to electric cars and electric bikes can not run only country. The city is wonderful beautiful scenery, but Values are old, stress full disappointed country.
  • One of the most beautiful views I've ever gotten was on top of this hill.