We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
93 25 18 31
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book a Tour

Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Architectural Buildings
Description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.
Write a Review

378 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    141
    158
    66
    13
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a great place to visit. The walking tour is available in different languages. If you like to learn a few things about the principality, this is the place for you. Couple of really great gift shops. Very friendly staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lyon, France
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We were lucky to be at noon when the gards were changing the shift. Apart from that, the square in front of the palace has few to offer, so for a break, pick up another place

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

You can visit a little part of the palace. You can buy a combined ticket with the Musée Oceanographique. I think the palace’s inside isn’t worth the visit, but the square in front of the palace is nice and you had an amazing view of the harbour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alaska
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
104 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When in Monaco, you must stop at the Prince's Palace, (the Hop-On/Off bus has a stop there) for the Changing of the Guard at 1150 hours/AM. Get there early, because it is a popular tourist activity. I have watched as many changing of the guards as I can across Europe and this one is in the top three. Also, every... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
newport ,uk
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is quite a walk to the top,we arrived by coach there are escalators and plenty of toilets situated near the drop off point,once you get t the top there's another walk up hill once you reach the museum the views are really worth it ,the views are amazing and the church is beautiful and we found it very moving... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Well it's on the hill so you have to go there by bus or you have to walk there. Bus is better but it's a bit expensive. When you reach the top of the hill you'll go through nice tiny streets to the palace square. The palace look it is made of plastic from outside. But it's the other story... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
55 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This palace is like a set from a classic movie. Unlike any other royal residence I've visited, there is an aura of class that exceeds the palace gates. Set in old town it's surrounded by magnificent architecture that makes you gasp at every turn. Windy narrow streets twist and turn you from one breathtaking building to another. The Prince and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I did not go into the palace for the tour, but i did walk around and take lots of very scenic photos from the spectacular views surrounding the area. It was nice to sit at La Pampa too and have a few drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What an absolutely stunning place ! The views from here are incredible ..you can look down to see the beautiful town and harbour. Monaco itself is so lovely and clean with really nice little streets full of character with shops and lovely restaurants. We even saw Price Albert ! Definately worth a return visit

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Spend a wonderful time in Monaco last Saturday with two daughters. Following our visit to the Palais du Prince, we stopped into the Souvenir Shop (across from the Palais and on our way to the Oceanographic Institute) where my 7 year old daughter picked out a porcelain Christmas ornament. Despite safely traveling 4,000 miles back to the USA yesterday, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince) also viewed

 

Been to Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing