A Day in Monaco - Sightseeing Tour
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A Day in Monaco - Sightseeing Tour

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Your tour starts on the scenic roads of the "Moyenne Corniche" offering a splendid view over Villefranche -sur-mer and the peninsula of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. En route to Monaco, make a stop to discover the medieval village of Eze, one of the most picturesque sites of the French Riviera. Dating from the Middle Ages, the village was built on top of the rocky outcrop for security reasons. The twelfth-century walls were dismantled in 1706 by order of Louis XIV. Take the cobbled streets and reach the top where you can find today the exotic garden and the castle ruins, the view is amazing (427 meters high). Visit the famous Fragonard perfume factory down in the village. Go through the village of La Turbie, also called the "Monaco Terrace" because of the panoramic view of the Principality of Monaco. Admire the ruins of an imposing monument (50 meters high): the Trophy of the Alps, dedicated to the Emperor Augustus in 7 BC on the road that linked Italy to Cimiez (the Roman Quarter Nice). You will then reach the Principality of Monaco. Spend the afternoon in the old town on "Le Rocher" (the rock) overlooking the sea and harbor (60 meters high), where you will discover : - The Prince's Palace and the Changing of the Guard at 11:55. In front of the Palais du Prince, you will notice the Carabinieri Barracks . Created on the 8th of December 1817, the Carabinieri have ensured the safety of the Royal Family and maintained public order. - The Cathedral of neo-Roman style, where the first stone was laid on the 6th of January 1875. Entirely built in white stones from La Turbie, during the reign of Prince Charles III, it was completed on the 12th of November 1903. You can pay tribute to the Monaco Princes and "Princesse Grace de Monaco" who rest here . - The Justice Palace was inaugurated in 1930, built in solid tufa, a porous gray stone. - The Oceanographic Museum created by Prince Albert I of Monaco. Take the oportunity to visit the Prince Palace (8 euros/adult, 4 euros/child), the Oceanographic Museum (14 euros/adult, 10 euros/child) or enjoy a short Monaco tour by using the tourist train. Reach Monte-Carlo in the most beautiful way by taking the famous Grand Prix track of Formula One. Explore Monte Carlo and discover: - The Casino de Monte- Carlo whose construction was ordered by the Societe des Bains de Mer (created by Francois Blanc in 1863 ) and the plans were developed in 1878 by the famous architect Charles Garnier. - Lavish Casino Gardens - The Hotel de Paris which has all of the charm of the great hotels of the 19th century
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