Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Monaco  /  Monaco-Ville  /  Prince's Palace

Prince's Palace, Monaco-Ville

Take an audio tour of Prince's Palace, occupied for more than 700 years by the ruling Grimaldi family. Built on the site of an 1191 Genoese fortress, the palace is still well fortified--it was frequently besieged over the centuries by Monaco’s larger and more powerful neighbors. Imposing from the outside, the royal family's only residence also displays wealth and opulence in its interior, furnished in the style of Louis XIV. Explore the state apartments, where you can see intricately painted 16th-century frescoes of mythological figures, and see the throne, draped with a red velvet awning and topped by the crown. The palace is only open to the public for a few months a year, so check the website for details. For Prince's Palace and beyond, use our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary maker tool to get the most from your Monaco-Ville vacation.
Create an itinerary including Prince's Palace
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Prince's Palace
Prince's Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,845 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • I only viewed the palace from the outside after walking up from the port area as the interior is closed until April. You can still watch the changing of the guard, however. The palace building itself....  more »
  • Visiting the palace is a "must do" simply for the (recent) history of Princess Grace. It is rather incredible to be where she herself lived - and for all that Monaco has glistened on TV and in...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful area. Small shops nearby. Watched the change of guard. Was raining but still enjoyed walking around the area. Great views of the marina and beach area.
  • We were visiting just outside in the evening time but the place was elegant and the surroundings were clean, calm and nice. And the views to the Monaco and especially its harbour were amazing. 😊
Places to stay near Prince's Palace

Plan your trip to Monaco-Ville

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Monaco-Ville

See all ›
4.2
Duration:1 h
4.3
Duration:30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
3.7
Duration:1 h 30 min

Hidden gems in Monaco-Ville

4.2
Duration:1 h
3.4
Duration:30 min
4.1
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:30 min

Nearby attractions in Monaco-Ville

5.0
Duration:4 h
5.0
Duration:4 h
3.9
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Museums in Monaco-Ville

Parks in Monaco-Ville

4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min

Side trips from Monaco-Ville

4.6
Duration:1 h
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min