With narrow, winding streets virtually unchanged since medieval times, Vieux Monaco, the city's Old Town, encompasses many of Monaco's most famous and historical attractions. Variously known as Le Rocher, the Rock, and originally Monoikos, the Old Town dates back to the 6th century, when it was colonized by the Phocaeans. Wander steep, quiet streets that are too narrow for modern vehicles, and take in the views from this vantage point above the sea. Containing Palais Princier, Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Oceanographic Museum, Chapelle de la Misericorde, and Fort Antoine Theatre, the Old Town offers a chance to explore the city's history within a setting of medieval beauty. Be sure to wear flat, comfortable shoes, as the streets are steep, and it's quite a climb. Before you head to Monaco-Ville, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Monaco-Ville road trip planning tool , to make sure you see all that Monaco-Ville has to offer, including Vieux Monaco.
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Vieux Monaco Reviews
Se promener dans le quartier du vieux Monaco dit LE ROCHER c est déconnecté de la ville et du bruit on replonge dans un village avec ses dédales de vieilles ruelles étroites.......et ses petits commer... more »Walking around the old Monaco district says the rock c is disconnected from the city and the noise is replanted in a village with its maze of old narrow alleys....... and its small shops and restaurants.. the chapel of the penitents.. see the succession of the guard with the princely Palace on this beautiful square surrounded by buildings with a beautiful architecture.... from there we have a view of the city and the breathtaking sea to the right of the Palace you can not miss the bronze statue of François Grimaldi.... and detour through the gardens.. the Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum..
In Monaco glamour is on every corner and because of that it is lost old history. In old town that is still preserved, although in some parts is also seen impact of renovation and glamour more »
Another great museum though on the smaller side. Regardless of the limited space, it has been utilized to optimal perfection. Well done and another of those "must visit in my lifetime" locations.
Very nice. Small and cosy. Unassuming.
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