Places to visit

Of course, the major points of interest of the Principality are not to be missed:

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The Casino Square

Located in the heart of Monte-Carlo, this James Bond Casino is an attraction on the outside as well as on the inside, mostly through the luxurious cars parade that takes place on the Square every night.

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The Palace

Guardian of an ancient tradition, this Palace located in a unique place, was built on the site of a fortress erected by the Genoese in 1215. It is still today the official residence of HSH Prince Albert II.

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The Oceanographic Museum

Built on the side of the legendary Monaco rock, the Oceanographic Museum has watched over the oceans for over a century. Founded by Prince Albert I, great-great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, it was designed as a palace completely devoted to Art and Science.Towering 85 meters above the waves, it invites visitors to discover over 6000 specimens in their spectacular underwater environment. Centre of exchange and culture, it deals with the issues surrounding the protection of the oceans, humanity’s common heritage. From aquariums to historic collections, including the Shark Lagoon and Turtle Island on the panoramic terrace, the Museum offers a unique opportunity to know, love and protect the oceans.

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The Exotic Garden

The Exotic Garden of Monaco has managed to stay unique in its genre since its opening to the public in 1933. It brings together a wide variety of plants known as ‘succulents’ in outstanding open-air surroundings. Beautifully arranged along a rocky cliff overlooking the sea, this place is truly unique.

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The Cathedral

Built in white stone from La Turbie in 1875, this building of Romanesque-Byzantine houses the tombstones of deceased Princes. This is where Prince Rainier and Princess Grace got married and are now buried