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Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
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$90*
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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Private Tour
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Bask in the unabashed opulence of this palace, decked out in colored marbles and gold plating.
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Impressive palace set on top of the Rocher. View from the top is quite stunning. The cannons and pyramids of balls are fascinating to see. The guard changes every day at 11.55 am. The surrounding streets are nice to walk around being the older part of Monaco.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

During our visit of Monaco, of course we went to Place du Palais to admire the Prince's Palace. It is a modest Palace but well worth a visit. It is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. It was built in 1911 as a fortress, which still can be seen from the shape at the outside. The Palace has... More 

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England
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had the opportunity of visiting this stunning Palace recently. It is located in a large Courtyard like a small square. The design of the building is also unique and unusual and there is a statue of a Monk by the side. You can take beautiful pictures of the Palace and also view the Marina and Monaco from the side. Managed... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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