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
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.
State Apartments are not accessible by wheelchair, since they are accessed via
- From July 1st to August 31st : 10 am to 6 pm (Palace closing time 7pm).
- From September 1st to October 15th : 10 am to 5 pm (Palace closing time 6 pm).
Duration: 30 minutes
Adults (18 years old and over): €10
Children (6-17 years old), Students (with school ID): €5
Adults group (20 persons minimum): €8 per person
Children group (20 persons minimum): €4 per person (Adult ticket price for every 10 children: €2)
Payment by cash,
cheque or credit card. Pre-payment possible (but reimbursement non eligible).
For more information about admission fees and combined ticket options
(Prince’s Palace, Car Collection) : Admission
© Grands Appartements : Gaëtan Luci/Palais Princier