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Vieux Monaco, Monaco-Ville

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With narrow, winding streets virtually unchanged since medieval times, Vieux Monaco, the city's Old Town, encompasses many of Monaco's most famous and historical attractions. Variously known as Le Rocher, the Rock, and originally Monoikos, the Old Town dates back to the 6th century, when it was colonized by the Phocaeans. Wander steep, quiet streets that are too narrow for modern vehicles, and take in the views from this vantage point above the sea. Containing Palais Princier, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Oceanographic Museum, Chapelle de la Misericorde, and Fort Antoine Theatre, the Old Town offers a chance to explore the city's history within a setting of medieval beauty. Be sure to wear flat, comfortable shoes, as the streets are steep, and it's quite a climb. Before you head to Monaco-Ville, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Monaco-Ville road trip planning tool , to make sure you see all that Monaco-Ville has to offer, including Vieux Monaco.
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  • Ideally come late September, it was still very nice and quiet, few tourists. Charming little typical, pedestrian alleys only only a few cars of residents. It changes the world and the buildings on the other side of the rock. The Palace square is superb with a view of the port of Fontvieille. Large parking in "under ground" with escalator, elevator to access the Center.
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  • Big waiting.. .cheep found!!!!! Only cement and big building.....off course wonderfull port and boat....Only for Rich people and Ferrari or Maserati owners.....not Life for "Normale Mens"......  more »
  • Monaco is a lovely principality. Everything is so clean and well maintained. The views are stunning.  more »
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  • Very nice. Small and cosy. Unassuming.
  • This far turn without visiting the Palace of Monaco, by the way, my advice is if you both get tickets Combo car collection and the Palace at a more affordable price gajic you
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Where to stay in Monaco-Ville

The quiet, pedestrianized streets of Monaco-Ville house many historic buildings, bars, and restaurants, but little by way of accommodations. You can possibly find some apartment rentals in this old center of town, but little else. Most visitors stay up in Monte Carlo, or down in Fontvieille.
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