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.
Tours To Vieux Monaco
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Duration: 7 hours
Vieux Monaco Reviews
This is Manaco’s old town, situated atop a hill - adjacent to the Prince’s Palace. The area is full of narrow, winding streets. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The views... more »
We've been to many European medieval hill villages, fortresses, and walled cities. Nothing compares to Monace. Not that it's the best, per se, but it is the most unique and you catch yourself just..... 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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