The prince at home…

The prince at home…

This year, Monaco is celebrating the centenary of Prince Rainier III, who would have been 100 years old on May 31.

A visionary, he abolished the death penalty 19 years before France, strengthened the Monegasque constitution in 1962, revised it in 2002: composed of 58 articles in 1911, it now has 97. He extended his territory by almost a quarter, gaining 31 hectares from the sea, including 22 hectares that make up Fontvieille, the Principality’s business district.

In 1964, he decided to put the railway line underground, cementing his nickname as « The Builder ». Aware of the need to anchor Monaco, he ratified his country’s accession to the UN in 1992, and to the Council of Europe in 2004.

As a tribute to this eclectic Prince, creator of the Television Festival in 1961, and of the Circus Festival in 1974, the exhibition « The Prince at home » will take place at the Prince’s Palace, from May 31st to August 20th 2023.

The Palace Archives and the Audiovisual Institute present, as part of the Grand Apartment tour, one hundred still and animated images, representative of the personality and work of the Sovereign, taken at home in the palace and in his other places of residence.

From April 2nd 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 15th:
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»