An extraordinary tale

The frescoes of the palace of monaco

The Palace of Monaco will reopen its doors to the public from 26 March 2024. Enter the Prince’s Palace and visit the sumptuous State Apartments. Discover over 600m2 of unique frescoes that date back to the Italian Renaissance.

Hidden from view, for nearly five centuries in some cases, the Palace of Monaco frescoes have been brought to light by a series of events that owed much to chance. Starting in 2015 with major discoveries and astonishing twists, evolving on a daily basis. The restauration’s outcome goes well beyond anything imaginable!

Placed under the auspices of HSH Prince Albert II, the fresco conservation and restoration projects have strengthened the Palace of Monaco’s place in the history of global art. Not only is this due to the scale of the discoveries, but also the innovative and sustainable approach to their restoration.

Beyond the revelation of these exceptional frescoes dating back to the Italian Renaissance, this discovery resonates with the very history of the Principality and its secular connections to the Mediterranean world as well as the great myths that shaped its culture, and, more generally, its influence in the western world.
Today, two heroes and a heroine of Antiquity, Hercules, Odysseus and Europa, have been brought back to life through the Palace frescoes.

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PRINCE'S PALACE OF MONACO - Adventure through the frescoes

Tours of the State Apartments are currently closed.
Reopening is scheduled for 26 March, 2024.

Opening Hours:
March 26 to June 30: 10am – 5pm. The Palace closes at 6pm.
July 1 to August 31: 10am – 6pm. The Palace closes at 7pm.
September 1 to October 13: 10am – 5pm. The Palace closes at 6pm.
Visits will be closed during the F1 Grand Prix weekend.
For any further information, please contact the Palace via email: «visites@palais.mc»

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Organized visits

VIP & Group Visits

Guided group tours around the Prince’s Palace are available to book.
For further information on how to book, kindly click : ``Group visit request``

You can also offer your best customers, your partners, an exceptional visit to discover « The Prince’s Palace ». Find all the information you need on: « VIP Visits »

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Practical information

Opening hours, prices, access and FAQ, find all the practical information concerning visits to the Prince's Palace.

Practical information

The prince's palace

The State Apartments are open from March 26th to October 13th 2024.

Opening Hours

From March 26th to June 30th:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Palace closes at 6 p.m.

From July 1st to August 31st:

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Palace closes at 7 p.m.

From September 1st to October 13th:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Palace closes at 6 p.m.
Tours will be closed during the F1 Grand Prix weekend.

Ticket prices

Adults: 10 €
Children (6-17 years old) & students: 5 €
Groups and Agencies: available upon request

Access

Cars and coaches are advised to park at the “Parking des Pêcheurs”. Please kindly note vehicles registered outside Monaco and Alpes Maritimes (06) are unable to access Le Rocher or Monaco-ville.
Monaco bus service: Lines n° 1 and n° 2 - Stop at “Place de la Visitation”.
On foot, 10 mins from Place d'Armes via the Rampe Major, 5 mins from Place de la Visitation through the narrow streets of the Le Rocher.

Due to the Palace being a seat of Sovereignty, there may be unexpected closures to the public without prior notice.

For further information, please kindly contact the Palace via email: «visites@palais.mc»

For the perfect visit

Guides

To make your visit as pleasant as possible, a range of services and guides are available.

Audio guides available in 11 languages
Downloadable smartphone App:
Children’s booklet (6-11 years old)
Braille booklet for the visually impaired and blind
Guide dogs are accepted as well as any other medical service animal
As the Prince’s Palace is a historic building, the Palace is unfortunately unable to offer wheelchair access (access via stairs only)

More questions?

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets can be purchased online (https://www.visitepalaisdemonaco.com/#billetterie) or on site at the ticket office located on Place du Palais.

If you have any questions regarding ticket purchasing, you can contact us by email at the following address: visits@palais.mc

We recommend that tickets be purchased in advance to save time when you visit.

Are group visits available?

Yes, group visits are available for parties of 20 or more.

To organize a group visit, please email us on: visits@palais.mc

Are there reduced ticket rates?

A reduced ticket price (5 euros) applies to the following:
– students on presentation of their student card
– children aged 6 to 17
– individuals with disabilities

Admission is free for children under 6 years old.

Is there a restaurant or food shop at the Palace?

No, however you will find many options for dining nearby, on Le Rocher.

Are animals accepted at the Prince’s Palace?

Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, may enter the Palace.
Unfortunately pets are not accepted, unless they remain in a small bag.

Can tickets be purchased over the phone?

No, it isn’t possible to purchase tickets for the Prince’s Palace of Monaco over the phone.

Tickets can be bought online (www.visitepalaisdemonaco.com) or at the ticket office located on site.

For group reservations, please kindly email us at visits@palais.mc

I would like to cancel my prebooked ticket. Will my ticket cost be reimbursed?

Unfortunately, ticket refunds are not available. But tickets are valid for the entire 2023 season and your visit can be postponed to the date of your choice.

Do you offer audioguides?

Yes, audioguides available in 11 languages for the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.
You can also download the Palais Monaco App, available on smartphones through the App Store and the Playstore.
For the visually impaired or the blind, a Braille booklet is available at the entrance point.
A booklet for younger audiences is also available on site for 6-11 year olds.

Are there guided tours?

Guided tours can be booked in advance. Please kindly contact us via email for more information: visites@palais.mc

Can we buy our tickets directly at the Palace?

Absolutely, however it is preferable to buy them beforehand via our website: www.visitepalaisdemonaco.com

Is the Palace of Monaco open on public holidays?

Yes, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco remains open on public holidays.

Are visits accessible for people with disabilities (reduced mobility)?

Unfortunately, as the building dates back to the 13th century, accessibility is limited and cannot accommodate for people with disabilities.

From March 26th to June 30th:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Palace closes at 6 p.m.
From July 1st to August 31st:
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Palace closes at 7 p.m.
From September 1st to October 13th:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Palace closes at 6 p.m.
The Palace will be closed during the F1 Grand Prix weekend.

Adults: 10 €
Children (6-17 years old) & students: 5 €
Groups and Agencies: available upon request

Cars and coaches are advised to park at the “Parking des Pêcheurs”. Please kindly note vehicles registered outside Monaco and Alpes Maritimes (06) are unable to access Le Rocher or Monaco-ville.
Monaco bus service: Lines n° 1 and n° 2 - Stop at “Place de la Visitation”.
On foot, 10 mins from Place d'Armes via the Rampe Major, 5 mins from Place de la Visitation through the narrow streets of the Le Rocher.

Due to the Palace being a seat of Sovereignty, there may be unexpected closures to the public without prior notice.

For further information, please kindly contact the Palace via email: «visites@palais.mc»

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