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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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  • Much more authentic and warm as the 'low' city and its forest of towers, the rock mysteriously transports you to another time. Its narrow streets invite you to linger and converge to the remarkable Palace Square. Everything is clean, impeccable sharp. If you are there on lunch time, do not miss the ritual changing of the guard at 11:55. Superb site, the place also offers remarkable viewpoints on the Condamine, Monte-Carlo and port Hercule on the one hand, and Fontvieille and its small port on the other. With the Palace, the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum are must-see buildings. The ascent on foot put you off, the bus's led you very quickly.
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  • With this visit, I closed yesterday on my tour of Monte Carlo, convinced that the things that I have yet to see, don't add or subtract anything to the idea that I have made. The Monk of yesteryear, with narrow streets and alleys of the villages on the sea, I'm just a patina-pleasing and beautiful view-of what has been and wants to be Monte Carlo: a city congested, supersfarzosa, for short. Do not write the word "lucky" because my concept of luck is very different. I like the direct contact with nature, places a little distant where everything exudes life, history, authenticity. The climb to the fortress is interesting and also the views from up there, but what surrounds the walk is not in my comfort zone. Nice the Prince's Palace, the changing of the guard, the Napoleonic Museum. All though it runs out there.
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  • Very nice. Small and cosy. Unassuming.