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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
Description: 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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Stunning location

We visited the outskirts of the Palace on our whistle-stop tour of Monaco. The building is truly impressive, and overlooks the whole vista of the principality. Traditionally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had to visit the Prince's palace when I visited Monaco. I've hard about it since I was a little girl. The cathedral where Princess Grace Kelly married her Prince Rainier is just a 100 meter from the Prince's palace. And nearby this cathedral its an amazing view all over Nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The changing of the guards… blink and you will miss it…. Being from the other side of the world, I have always been fascinated with the stories that have emanated from Monaco over the years. To stand in the courtyard and witness this brief but magnificent event was a memorable occasion for me. The guards are called "COMPAGNIE DES CARABINIERS... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited the outskirts of the Palace on our whistle-stop tour of Monaco. The building is truly impressive, and overlooks the whole vista of the principality. Traditionally dressed guards parade outside throughout the day, and there is a special ceremony at 11.45 if you are around at that time. There is an enormous square in front, and around the perimeter... More 

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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51 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We walked up to the palace from the main city and it was a bit of a trek but well worth it. The views are incredible and you can see both sides of the Monaco principality. There are lots of souvenir shops and some really nice cafes and restaurants on this hill.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Prince's palace at "The Rock" Monte Carlo is a great place to wander around. The highlight is the changing of the Guard which occurs @11.55am every day. Unfortunately when we were there, it was raining so the change over was quite small. Still good none the less. There is alot of souvenir shops around the perimeter of the palace square... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Going to the Palace is a challenge if you drive. It is difficult to figure out the right roads. It is confusing. The second time we went, my cousin drove and took us right to it. It is a fantastic place. It is a mix of medieval and modern due to additions made in the 20th century to improve the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The sun has set when we decided to go up to the castle perched on the hill. I suggested to my companions that we took a cab going up. A taxi was parked just at the bottom of the hill and wanted 15 euro for the trip. I was the only one interested while my 3 other companions preferred to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Didn't visit the palace but loved that part of Monaco. It is lovely to visit on a sunny day; great views with a glass of wine from one of the terraced restaurants near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Beautiful tour of the palace. The views are nice and while not as "grand" as some palaces, it was tasteful and great to see where Princess Grace lived.

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Carthage, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We were just walking around here and by chance they were changing the guard. It was rather hard to see because of the mass of people, but glad we got to see it. The views here are great and just a short distance from the palace we had lunch of some great crepes. I guess you have to do that... More 

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