Excursion: Old Monaco And The Royal Palace
|The ancient streets of old Monaco, home to the Royal Palace and St. Nicholas
Cathedral, provide a vivid contrast with modern Monte Carlo.
WHAT YOU VISIT
Old Monaco - Your guided walking tour travels the narrow, twisting lanes and
vaulted passageways of the old city. The picturesque buildings date back to
Royal Palace - The Grimaldis have held the principality for over 600 years.
Located in the west end of the old city, the Royal Palace, most of which
dates from the 15th- and 16th-centuries, faces the Place du Palais and still
retains its medieval towers. An audio player narrates the palace's
highlights as you tour the ornate state apartments, including the First
Empire style Throne Room and the Chambre d'York.
St. Nicholas Cathedral - The cathedral is built on the site of a
13th-century church and is the site of the royal tombs. Princess Grace is
interred in the cathedral, located in the heart of the old city. Thousands
come each year to pay their respects.