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
it is possible to admire the splendours of the Palace, including: the Cour
d’Honneur, 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 paintings, frescoes, tapestries, and items of furniture.
Apartments are not accessible to wheelchair users (access by stairs only).
10 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm); 1 July to 31 August: 10 am to 7 pm (last entry 6.30 pm)
Children (aged 6–17), Students: €5
Groups and Agencies: contact us for rates
For more information about admission fees and combined ticket options
(Prince’s Palace, Car Collection) : Admission