The tiny principality of Monaco is one of those countries that it’s hard to believe actually exists, but you’ll see it with your own eyes on Azamara’s 7-Night Italy, France & Spain Voyage. Ruled by the Grimaldi family since the 14th century, it is bordered on three sides by France, with the Mediterranean to its south. The entire country is smaller than New York’s Central Park—with an outsize number of super-wealthy citizens. It’s also remembered for the fairytale story of the American actress who became Princess Grace in the 1950s.
The Visit of Old Monaco excursion sets out from the historic heart and takes in all the main sights. You’ll see the city’s casino and its square and then your guide will lead you up narrow streets to the Prince’s Palace. While you can’t enter the palace, you will visit the cathedral, where Princess Grace is buried, and the Oceanographic Museum, located in a Baroque revival building. After driving the route of the Grand Prix circuit, you’ll return to Casino Square, where you will have time to enjoy lunch, explore further, or try your luck at the Grand Casino.
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