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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Private Tour
Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Palais du Prince, is a smaller palace compared to other European palaces. While the facade is modest, inside is grand and beautiful. The artwork and furnishings were awesome. Palace is definitely worth a visit, the audio is very informative and the view is stunning.

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Rochester, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

When we decided to visit Monanco from our visit to Nice we had no idea that the day we picked was National day. Free buses all day which we took advantage of to get to see all of Monaco, all one mile of it but stunning buildings on this cliff side country. The best part was climbing up the stairs... More

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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136 reviews 136 reviews
120 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The palace is the gem of Monaco: while a bit modest from the outside, it's all royal and beautiful on the inside. You'll pass through beautiful rooms with classic paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and other antiquities. Take the English (or other language you require) audio guide on entrance. Note that if you go there by yourself and as not part of... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The palace is grand and a must visit if going to Monaco. Audio guides tell all the interesting history, but what we loved was the view of Monaco from outside the palace. If nothing else, just go that. You can always walk up through the streets of Monaco, we just took a taxi. The area around the palace is nice... More

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Driftwood, Texas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We enjoyed this tour. Its a self walking tour with headsets to explain every room. I found the most interesting artifacts were the things people, other royalty and dignitaries had given them over the years. There are many pictures, paintings and statues of them dispersed around the palace unlike Neuschwanstein where there are very little if any of King Ludwig.... More

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San Diego
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This palace is kept in beautiful condition, and the staff are very attentive to making this experience positive for visitors. It is well worth the price of admission, and an audio tour is included at no additional charge. There is a bus that can be caught from the train station or casino area (Le Roc) and that bus returns to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A trip to Monaco wouldn't be complete without a trip to the palace. I felt very privileged to be allowed into the Palace that is still the home for Prince Albert. A tear came to my eye when I saw paintings of Princess Grace. Make sure you listen to the audio tape as that really helps explain every room and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Well worth a visit. Get an audio headset for your tour - it's really well done. The palace is kind of a mix between being a home and a museum and it's lovely. When you've finished your visit, make sure that you explore the square in front of the palace - there are stunning views of Monaco, Monte Carlo and... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This magnificent palace is the home of the ruling Grimaldi family in Monaco. Princess Grace from Philadelphia once lived here with her husband Prince Ranier. Now their son Albert, the reigning monarch, is the resident when he is in town. The tour takes you through the state rooms which are fabulously decorated. There are many photos of the various members,... More

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Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Extremely well organized and worth the visit. It is not a museum, but it has that feel. So much history. The audio headsets were really well done. I am not much in museums, but this was really special.

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