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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. To visit Vieux Monaco and get the most from your holiday in Monaco-Ville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monaco-Ville trip builder.
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  • In my cruise on the Mediterranean I had the opportunity to meet Monaco even for a few hours. The Principality is quite small; from the port you can go walking to the municipality of Monte Carlo and the old Monaco. Walking and exploring places I am visiting; love me But if it is not the case for you, you can take tourist double-decker buses to travel the city, ogian about it and then get off where more interested. Left of the port is the access to the hill where is the old town of Monaco. You can start by visiting the Oceanographic Institute and then walk the ancient streets, until you reach the square where you will find the Royal Palace. Worth doing this tour, it is very beautiful and picturesque: full of shops for the enjoyment of the tourists; at the end they become the square where you will find the Royal Palace which is built on what was originally a fortress built by the Genoese in the 13TH century. I recommend it for visiting it.
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  • The old village is a ballad to do, sometimes much less invaded than the center of Monaco. There is a superb panorama, the Prince's Palace, the garden and the Oceanographic Museum. However a lot of souvenir shops, brief a tourist trap.
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  • If you go by the Condamine, walk downhill to reach Monaco-town says the rock, the old village, the Prince's Palace, its changing of the guard, the Cathedral, the Oceanographic Museum, enjoy superb panoramic views, gardens, right view of the port of Fontvieille, his yachts, stadium Louis II, side is port Hercule Monte Carlo and Casino
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  • Very nice. Small and cosy. Unassuming.