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“Fit For a King...er...Prince” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)

Prince's Palace (Palais du Prince)
Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
93 25 18 31
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$89*
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Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze Private Tour
Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Monaco-Ville
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.
North Carolina
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“Fit For a King...er...Prince”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My wife and I are big mansion/chateau/palace fans, so could not pass up the opportunity to tour the Prince's Palace at Monaco. So, 6 Euro apiece later, we found ourselves wandering the public wing of the Palace, audioguides in hand.

The interior courtyard, followed by a series of opulantly decorated historical rooms, was covered in thirty minutes. Rick Steves amusingly seemed to write off the Palace as a "if you've seen one, you've seen them all" sort of deal, but we did enjoy what we saw, with much of the remarkable 400 year history of the Grimaldi's and their small fiefdom adequately reviewed on the audio recordings. Much of the palace is still actively utilized, thus the tour is quick and relatively limited.

This may be the one landmark of this nature which has no rest rooms or gift shop...in fact, noting that no interior photography of ANY sort is allowed, i.e. with or without flash, it was surprising and disappointing to note that we could not find postcards featuring any of those interiors for purchase at the many souvenir shops lining the Place de Palais and side streets.

In summary, it was our opinion that there was enough history and lavishly decorated rooms to make this a worthwhile stop while in Monaco,

Visited September 2012
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“Palace visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Great to see the soldiers marching at the palace lovely Easy walking distance cafes and shops not a place to stay in (Monaco) but nice to visit, stay over if you ate a millionaire !!

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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The point about this place is that it is still part of the government of Monaco. The rooms are similar to ones we have seen in French chateaux, but these are actually still used. A pity you can't take pictures inside.
I can still remember the 1956 Royal Wedding from when I was young but never knew much about the Monaco royals, so this was very informative.

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“wonderful sights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

i went to the palace and it is a nice place, but the most amazing are the sights from both sides of the palace. From there you see the most wonderful sights from Monaco

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“The best views of Monte Carlo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The effort one has to make to climb up the stairs to reach the palace pays off with one of the best views and photo opportunities while in Monaco. You can stroll around while at the top, take nice shots of the well kept gardens and take even more pics going down the other way, ending near the port, where you are sure to see some of the world's most expensive yatchs. You can do this and visit the rest of charming Monte Carlo in a day! Truly amazing!

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