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Rock of Monaco

Rock of Monaco (Le Rocher, Monaco) — the oldest part of Monaco is Le Rocher, a rocky mountain between the Monaco’s port and the Fontvieille district. The old town is the only part of the microstate to have been untouched by developers. With a maze of narrow cobblestone streets bordered by Renaissance houses, the old […]

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Princess Grace Memorial Rose Garden

Princess Grace Memorial Rose Garden (Avenue des Guelfes, Monaco) — conceived by Prince Rainier III in memory of his wife Princess Grace, the Rose Garden is laid out according to the principles of an English garden, while maintaining a Mediterranean character through the planting of hundred-year-old olive trees. When it was officially opened in 1984, […]

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Prince’s Palace of Monaco

  Prince’s Palace of Monaco (Place du Palais, Monaco) – the Prince’s Palace has a long history and has been extended and renovated several times over the centuries. Its origins date back to the early thirteenth century – 1215 to be exact. Following a succession of renovations, the ancient Genoese fortress became one of the […]

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Opera de Monte Carlo

  Opera de Monte Carlo (Place du Casino, Monaco) — located by the sea next to the world-famous casino of the same name, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo was established as entertainment for locals and visitors coming to see and be seen at the glamorous gambling hall. Since its opening in 1879, the opera house has […]

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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

  Oceanographic Museum of Monaco (Avenue Saint Martin, Monaco) — built on the side of Monaco’s legendary Rocher (Rock of Monaco), the Oceanographic Museum, founded by Prince Albert II of Monaco’s great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I, has been watching over the oceans for more than a century. The Museum is renowned throughout the world for its […]

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Nouveau Musée National de Monaco

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (56 Blvd. du Jardin Exotique, Monaco) — showcases the heritage of the Principality of Monaco and promotes contemporary works of art through temporary exhibitions at its two locations: Villa Paloma and Villa Sauber. This approach is rooted in a unique country whose history has always been characterized by a dialogue […]

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Naval Museum

  Naval Museum (Terasses de Fontvielle, Monaco) — Monaco’s Naval Museum, founded in 1993, exhibits an extraordinary collection of over 250 model ships, paintings & maritime objects, dating from ancient times to the present day and enriched by the loan of numerous antique models from the personal collection of Prince Rainier III of Monaco. In […]

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Museum of Stamps & Coins

  Museum of Stamps & Coins (11Terrasses de Fontvielle, Monaco) – this museum (opened to the public in early 1996 by Prince Rainier III), is a nod to Monaco’s long-standing reputation as a “postage stamp country” (with stamp collectors worldwide seeking their own collection from Monaco). The first Monegasque stamps were issued by Prince Charles […]

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Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco

  Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology of Monaco (56 Blvd. du Jardin Exotique, Monaco) — the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology was founded by Prince Albert I in 1902 “to conserve traces of early humankind exhumed in the Principality and neighboring regions.” The various collections which have been brought together in the Museum over more than a […]

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Museum of Old Monaco

  Museum of Old Monaco (2 rue Emile de Loth, Monaco) – this museum displays objects relating to Monaco’s heritage; ceramics, paintings, furniture and costumes, and sets out scenes of daily life in days gone by. In 1924, representatives of old Monegasque families, who wished to fight against the risk of losing their national identity, […]