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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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A must see when in Monaco

Visited the palace in August when on a cruise trip. You buy your entrance ticket at the gift shop opposite the palace and then queue to enter. We watched the changing of the guard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the palace in August when on a cruise trip. You buy your entrance ticket at the gift shop opposite the palace and then queue to enter. We watched the changing of the guard ceremony first at 11.55am and then toured the palace. Interesting to compare the palace to British stately homes and a good audio guide to help you... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built in 1191, this palace is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. The palace acquired glamour in 1950s when famous Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married the prince and became chateline of the palace. The architecture of facade of the palace is as per renaissance style with backyard constructed as per medievel fortification style. The palace had a section... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything in Monaco for me seem all first class from place to place to visit so posh, so beautiful, mostly people so kind while driving, always give us a way to cross the road. I love whole Monaco.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour. Beautifully narrated. Would definitely recommend doing the tour while in Monaco.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the aquarium they asked us if we wanted to visit it just adding 50 cents more. We accepted and the visit in this palace was great. A lot of things to see and the audio guide explain a lot of information. If you are lucky you can also see the change of the guard which is beatiful to... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only about 8 euros to tour the palace but well worth it. The audio tour takes you room by room and explains the history of the Palace. Not quite as spectacular as Versaille but great none the less. Also, the changing of the guard was cool. Again, not quite as majestic as in London but very cool. Very muggy in... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Prince’s Palace is the site where the Grimaldi family has ruled Monaco. The palace is the official private residence of the Prince of Monaco, Albert II. There is a legend that in 1297 Francois Grimaldi disguised himself as a monk and was admitted to the fortress. Once there, he and his men captured the castle and took it over.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have a great view of the city, you can actually imagine how they were defending themselves 2-3 hundreds years ago, i've been there on tine for the prince's guard changing (between 11:45-12:15 midday) and it was absolutely stunnig .

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Kolkata
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have not visited Buckingham Palace and not seen Change of Guards then do not fret....this is almost close to it. There is a souvenir and ticket shop from where you need to buy the tickets. They have special deals like the palace with the oceanographic museum together or the auto collection.And they sell some nice perfumes which are... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely architecture and square (glad to get lost on way from train station to aquarium). Great view.

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