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.
Place du Palais reviews
Iconic point for panorama view of the city and entire harbour of Monaco. Courtyard is big but empty, very clean indeed. Change guards at 11.55AM everyday but I didn't want to wait around as heard... more »
Although the Palace was closed (until April 1, 2020), I still enjoyed being in this large square looking up at the Royal Palace. The area was pretty empty (early February) which made the experience... more »
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