Palaces and Street Races, Some of Monaco's Best Attractions



Monte Carlo is the playground of Europe's wealthy and royal, but there's plenty to see and do even if you're not a prince or princess. Whether you're dropping in for the Formula 1 Grand Prix or digging deeper into the history of the world's second smallest nation (after the Vatican), Monte Carlo is an exciting place to be.


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Fort Antoine


Overlooking the old port on the northeastern section of the Rock, this 18th-century fortress is now a well-attended, open-air theater. After sustaining heavy damage in 1944, the site was extensively reconstructed a decade later. The theater...  Read More


Changing of the Monégasque Guard


This spectacular event occurs daily in front of the Place du Palais, a remarkable structure featuring items bequeathed by Louis XIV.


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Port Hercule

Included among the world's most photographed ports, this scenic harbor is situated at the base of The Rock. The royal palace sits atop the hill, above the port, overlooking moored boats and yachts. The area is noted for shopping, sightseeing and...  Read More




In 1875, this imposing cathedral was constructed using white stone from La Turbie. Inside the awe-inspiring structure, visitors can view an impressive retable painted by the renowned Louis Brea; windows created in 12th-century style; and the...  Read More


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Fontvieille


As you navigate paths that wind among 7000 types of cacti and plants, you'll feel as if you're in the middle of a desert. Observation decks afford breathtaking views of the Principality of Monaco, impressive yachts in the harbor, and the streets...  Read More


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Monaco-Ville

Set atop a rocky outcrop between the ports of Monte Carlo and Fontvieille, Monaco's Old Town is a charming jumble of narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque buildings. Home to the Prince's Palace and the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium,...  Read More


Casino de Monte Carlo


In 1863, famed architect Charles Garnier designed this imposing casino overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The casino is noted for its Bohemian glass chandeliers, rococo ceilings, and columned gold-and-marble atrium that segues into the legendary...  Read More


Musée Océanographique et Aquarium


Until 1988, Commandant Jacques-Yves Cousteau served as director of this impressive, world-class museum. Ninety tanks in the aquarium display thousands of fish, and models of Prince Albert I's ships are exhibited on the first floor....  Read More


Palais Princier: Les grands appartements


Atop the Rock in the midst of Old Monaco sits the Prince of Monaco's home, which is centuries old and was formerly a fortress. Beginning in 1949, H.S.H. Prince Rainier III devoted much time to restoring and refurbishing the palace's interior....  Read More




Excitement permeates the air in late May or early June as drivers rumble through the challenging streets of Monaco. Many participants deem this race to be one of the most difficult in the World Championship competition. The event draws thousands...  Read More


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