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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Prince's Palace Reviews
It's a hike to get to the palace and not one for the less mobile or otherwise challenged at walking up a lot of stairs or steep streets. Nonetheless, definitely worth the visit. Get there no later..... more »
Unfortunately I saw its just outside because was close but I think in a great structure and famous in France more »
Beautiful area. Small shops nearby. Watched the change of guard. Was raining but still enjoyed walking around the area. Great views of the marina and beach area.
We were visiting just outside in the evening time but the place was elegant and the surroundings were clean, calm and nice. And the views to the Monaco and especially its harbour were amazing. 😊
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