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Place du Palais, Monaco-Ville

Bordered by colorful mansions, the officers' barracks, and the imposing façade of the Prince’s Palace, Place du Palais offers a glimpse into the history and of Monaco's royal family. Heralded by the blaring of trumpets, the tattoo of drums, and the stamping of feet, the square hosts the daily changing of the guard. Examine cannons and cannonballs from the period of Louis XIV, and admire the geometric designs in the square's multicolored surface. Make Place du Palais a centerpiece of your Monaco-Ville vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Monaco-Ville trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • first time finally seeing the Palace as always stay around Monte Carlo and the port. It was worth the climb up the steep hill to see the Place du Palais and all the cannons and cannon balls neatly pil...  more »
  • The Rocher is the. Heart of Monte Carlo. It is perched on a rock and there is the royal palace and the cathedral. Every day at 12 the change of the guard takes place, there is a spectacular view of the city, the port and the new neighbourhood Fontveille. A must see.
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