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Prince's Palace, Monaco-Ville

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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 is a must to see in Monaco. We walked here from the Monte Carlo Casino. We enjoyed very much. 
    Prince's Palace is a must to see in Monaco. We walked here from the Monte Carlo Casino. We enjoyed very much.  more »
  • We saw the exterior only while on a walking tour. I am sure this is a fabulous palace, but if I ever come back to Monaco will try to get inside to see the State Apartments. 
    We saw the exterior only while on a walking tour. I am sure this is a fabulous palace, but if I ever come back to Monaco will try to get inside to see the State Apartments.  more »
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  • A bit cold-looking from the outside, the palace is the home of Prince Albert II and his family. It can be reached on foot after a 10-15 minute long walk uphill so it's smart to have some water with you. In front of it is the square where you can watch the guards change a few times a day. Just next to it there is a terrace with a wonderful view towards the port and the whole Monte Carlo.
  • The views from the palace square are spectacular! The old city around the palace is worth visiting A public bus can take you to the casino The fare is 2 Euros. So parking in the parking garage of the aquarium, walking around the old city and taking the bus to the casino worked well for us!

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