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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

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Address: Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 93 25 18 31
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Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored...

Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.

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Rainy days with the Royalty.

I climbed up to see the Palace on an overcast, and rainy day, however this did wonders for clearing away a lot of the crowd. I managed to get up right to the front row with no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a good view of Monaco you must come here. The best way to get there would be to catch the Nice-Monaco-Menton 100 bus from the Nice port and hopping off at the Place d'Armes stop. From there it's a 15 minute medium incline walk to the top. Up there it looks pretty bare at first but once... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went before Christmas day and the place was crowded. I think it's also because we were there before noon, before the changing of the guards. The Palace was really a great place to look at Monte Carlo below. A great Vantage point indeed. Walking up and down the hill was a breeze and we were fortunate enough to see... More 

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Hong Kong
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123 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not go inside the Prince's Palace. We just viewed it from the outside. We were fortunate enough to see it both by day and by night when it was beautifully illuminated. The Prince's Palace is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. It was built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress. Since the end of the thirteenth... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I climbed up to see the Palace on an overcast, and rainy day, however this did wonders for clearing away a lot of the crowd. I managed to get up right to the front row with no troubles, and got some ideal photos of the changing of the guard at 11:55, not as glitzy and glamorous as London's, but had... More 

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Vancouver
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75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Even though we visited in mid-December, this attraction was over-run with loads of tourists, both from the cruise ship in the harbour and from buses from Italy. Worth timing your visit to the changing of the guard (a low-key, brief ceremony), if you can see through the crowds. The narrow medieval streets are worth wandering. Consider buying takeout lunch and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Beautiful Palace on top of the hill overlooking all of Monaco. Make sure you get there for 11 for the changing of the guards. Wear good walking shoes, it is quite expansive with the gardens and the paths back into the city.

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Jaipur, India
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Its a very short tour and there is really nothing much to see. The whole of Monaco revolves around the Aura of Princess Grace Kelly. After seeing Versailles and Palaces in Austria this one is a big disappointment. Full tour is done in less than 1/2 hour. Not worth the Price.

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London, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 608 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A nice ceremony outside the palace. Low key compared to similar European ceremonies but worth catching when in the area. A relaxed and friendly ceremony where you can stand next to the action. Good photo opportunity which gives a good clue to the pace of life.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

OK so there are only a few rooms open to the public compared to the size of the Palace, but it's important to remember it is still lived in. The little there is to see is to be fair, well presented. Inevitably, plenty of information with photos and paintings still prominent relating to Grace & Ranier.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

The whole tour takes just under an hour to visit 11 rooms. There's not much to see to be honest. The throne room and the Russian Tsar letters were the highlights. No photos allowed.

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