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Prince's Palace, Monaco-Ville

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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  • For €8per person, you get an audio guide and run through the individual rooms of the shared part of the palace. (Warning, there is a lot of information coming quickly!) Each room is briefly presented and told to the pictures on the wall who or what to see and who painted it. In principle, it already was there. After 30 minutes, the fun is over and really more about the castle, the local royals, the history of the city-state or the much more impressive ceiling painting I don't know. There is no personal guide to ask things. Photos and videos are not allowed.
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  • Markup of the old town, everything happening around the palace. It has only small part of old time, everything else is restored and looks brand new like anything else in Monaco  more »
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  • The palace inside has a style and point of history but the exhibition was small, the pictures of some really unique work of art is forbidden, there for disappointed. The point of view is a plus and in any case you can't go to Monaco and don't see the palace.
  • The walking experience all around Monaco is really great experience, you can feel the sense of luxury anywhere. The streets, squares, cars and parks...and the most famous attraction of Monaco nis the king palace. You can have a walk around the old city of Monaco the palace and another building related to sailing or sea science. The palace by itself is not very special but surrounding is most see.
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