The Prince’s Palace in Monaco is a private residence, but the State Apartments are open to visitors for part of the year.
The 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 transformations, the ancient Genoese fortress became one of the
most luxurious residences of the seventeenth century, in a style extremely
characteristic of the Louis XIV era.
Prince Honoré II assembled
substantial collections of artworks here, which unfortunately disappeared
during the French Revolution, when the Palace was looted and used as a hospital
for troops from the Italian Army.
Today, it is possible to
admire the splendours of the Palace, including: the Palace Chapel, dedicated to
St. John the Baptist, the Hercule Gallery, the Mirror Gallery, the Red Room,
the York Room, the Yellow Room or Louis XV Bedroom, and the Throne Room, as
well as numerous frescoes, tapestries, and items of furniture.
The State Apartments
are not accessible by wheelchair, since they are accessed via staircases.
From 2 April to 30 June: 10
am to 5 pm. Palace closes at 6 pm.
From 1 July to 31 August: 10 am - 6 pm. Palace
closes at 7 pm.
From 1 September to 15 October: 10 am - 5 pm.
Palace closes at 6 pm.
Visit duration: 30
Adults (18 and over): 10 euros
Children (6-17), Students (with school ID): 5 euros
Groups and Agencies: on request
Adult groups (minimum 20 persons): 8 euros per person
Child groups (minimum 20
persons): 4 euros per person (1 adult paying 2 euros for every 10 children)
Tickets may be purchased:
- on site (cash, cheque, or card) or by pre-paying (no refunds are given).
- via the free Monapass app.
For more information about admission prices and combined attraction tickets (Prince's Palace, Cars Collection, etc.): Prices
Benjamin Vergély / Gaëtan Luci / Palais Princier