Discovering Monaco means visiting the Palais Princier, the official residence of the Prince and Princess of Monaco. The splendour of the decor and the history that accompanies make it worth a visit! The Palais Princier is a must when visiting Monaco.
ROYAL IMMERSION IN THE GRAND APARTMENTS
As soon as you arrive in Monaco at the top of the famous Rock, the Prince’s Palace is a must-see.
The Palais des Princes de Monaco is a private residence whose Grand Apartments are open to visits from April to October. Visit the Grand Apartments to discover the splendours and treasures of the palace – for example Galerie Hercule and its mythological frescoes dating from the 16th century, the Galerie des Glaces, the Louis XV Salon, the Throne Room andl the Palatine Chapel. You will end your royal immersion by treading the sublime double turn marble staircase leading you straight to the main courtyard.
A SPECTACLE IN ITS OWN RIGHT: THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Every day at 11:55 am sharp in Monaco – Place du Palais!
Since their creation in 1817, the mission of the Carabiniers du Prince is to guard the palace and ensure the safety of His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince and the royal family. During your visit to Monaco, Don’t miss the ceremonial changing of the guard in front of the Prince’s Palace! Every day, at 11:55, when the clock rings, dressed in black in winter and white in summer, Carabiniers make their show! As in any monarchy, succession is a solemn, military ritual, where coordination is required. This seven-minute daily ballet attracts a lot of spectators from all over the world, so be sure to come in advance to be in front row seats!
Changing of the Guard – Monaco
SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE PALAIS PRINCIER IN MONACO
A must for music lovers!
Since 1959, the palace in Monaco has opened its doors in July and August for a series of classical music concerts performed by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The greatest works of Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven are performed. The concerts take place in the Cour d’Honneur at the Palace and have become a must for music lovers from all over the world.