Palais Princier de Monaco
Built as a fortress atop Le Rocher in the 13th century, this palace is the private residence of the Grimaldis (official residence of...
Cathédrale de Monaco
An adoring crowd continually shuffles past Prince Rainier’s and Princess Grace’s flower-adorned graves, located inside the cathedral...
Palais Princier State Apartments
If the Grimaldi standard is flying from the palace tower, it means the Prince is at home. Sneak a peak at royal life with an audioguide...
This serene and stylish English bookshop, work space and cafe provides a peaceful respite from the port-side tourist pandemonium. Decor...
This pocket-sized restaurant is a local favourite amid the touristy jumble of Monaco’s historic quarter. The Hot Air Balloon is the...
Le Rocher information
Monaco Ville, also called Le Rocher, is the only part of Monaco to have retained small, windy medieval lanes. The old town thrusts skywards on a pistol-shaped rock, its strategic location overlooking the sea that became the stronghold of the Grimaldi dynasty. To access Le Rocher, from place aux Armes in the Condamine area, visitors can walk up the 16th-century red-brick Rampe Major, past the statue by Dutch artist Kees Verkade of the late Prince Rainier looking down on his beloved Monaco.