This tourist train is a very nice attraction. It starts in front of the Oceanographic Museum & in 35 minutes you see (the tour is commented in french, english, italian & deutch languages) the port, Montecarlo & its palaces, the famous Casino with gardens.
Gamble in style at the Grand Casino in Monte Carlo. The casino is located in Monaco's most exclusive quartier, where all the most luxurious hotels, restaurants & boutiques can also be found. You will need your passport at the door as well as an entry fee.
3: Napoleon Museum (Fontvieille)
In the Palais Princier's southern wing princely collections of bric-a-brac (medals, coins, uniforms & swords), Napoleon's socks & other fascinating objects form the Museum of Napoleonic Memories and of the Palace Archives.
4: Port Hercule
Spend a morning having a look at the multi million dollar yachts moored at this first class harbour. There are several places where you can sit and have a drink while admiring the vast amount wealth floating before you.
5: Fort Antoine
Early XVIII century fortress, built on the northeastern tip of Le Rocher "the Rock," is now used as a outdoor theater with a capacity of 350 spectators in tiered seating built in a semi circle. High quality performances are given during the summer season.
6: Casino Gardens and Terraces
Uphill from the casino, the French style garden of lawns and magnificent fountains sits alongside the "Little Africa" garden, with its exuberant species; downhill, the sun filled terraces lead to the "Hexa Grace", a striking multicoloured work by Vasarely overlooking the sea.
7: Japanese Garden
A stylized replica of the great outdoors, with its mountain, hill, waterfall, beach and brook, this surprising 7000 m2 park is an authentic work of art created by respecting the strictest principles of the Zen concept of compactness.
8: The Museum of Stamps and Coins
This modern museum houses rare philatelic specimens from the postal history of the Principality, as well as related documents used in the stamp-printing process dating back to Monaco's Prince Charles III in 1885. The museum's coin and bank note section displays important and valuable numismatic samples of the Principality since 1640.
9: Chapel of Mercy
Located in the Old Town, this chapel where the inaugural stone was blessed in 1639 in the reign of Prince Honore II, Prior of the Brotherhood of Black Penitents, is built with just one nave.
10: Prince's Palace
Guardian of an ancient tradition, this Palace located in a unique setting upon the "Rock" of Monaco,was built on the site of a fortress erected by the Genoese in 1215. Today the splendors of this Palace can be admired by all, such as its Italian style gallery and its 15th century frescoes; its Louis XVth lounge all in yellow and gold, its blue room, a harmonious blend of glorious blue and gold; its Mazarin room covered with multicoloured wood panelling; the Throne Room, decorated with an impressive Renaissance fireplace; the Palatine Chapel built in the 17th century; St Mary's Tower, built from the white stones of nearby La Turbie; the Main Courtyard and its 17th century Carrara marble double staircase.
11: Saint Charles Church
This Renaissance style building with its bell tower rising 30 meters skywards, was inaugurated in 1883. Nineteen stained glass windows lighten up its nave, where the gilded chandelier comes from the former arms room at the Princely Palace.
12: New National Museum
Contemporary art gets two new homes; with free entry on Sundays as Monaco welcomes its new National Museum. With a focus on modern, contemporary works of art, these newly re designed venues will present two expositions annually per venue and will spotlight the cultural, historic and artistic virtues of Principality.
13: Jardin Exotique
Who would've thought cacti could be so much fun? With 7000 varieties of cacti and succulents, the Jardin Exotique is paradise for prickle lovers. If 7000 cacti is about 6998 too many, the garden is still worth a visit for its spectacular views.
14: Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology
Boasting a rare and important collection of fossils and excavated treasures originating from the Principality and nearby regions, this museum retraces some of the most significant milestones in the history of humans.
15: Monaco Cathedral
Built with the stark white stones from La Turbie in 1875, this Roman Byzantine style building houses the burial places of past sovereigns, including Prince Rainier and Princess Grace.
16: Princess Antoinette Park
Its majestic entrance is decorated with a spectacular curtain of Bougainvilleas, and opens the "door" to Monaco's "kingdom" of the sacred olive tree. This naturally beautiful site was probably the place for Sunday gatherings and get-togethers for Monaco's ancestors; it has since become an amusement park dedicated to garden lovers and children of all ages.
17: Monte Carlo Casino and Opera House
It was built in 1893 by Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera House. Its marble paved "atrium", surrounded with 28 Ionic columns made of onyx, gives access to the Opera Hall which is entirely decorated in red and gold, with bas-reliefs and sculptures. For more than a century, its stage has been the setting for international operatic creations, prestigious concerts, and exceptional ballets. Its series of "Gaming Rooms" are marvellously decorated with stained glass windows, sculptures, and allegorical paintings.
18: Palais de Justice
This Palace was built in 1924, on the initiative of Prince Louis II and inaugurated on May 1st 1930. It is built out of sea tuff, a grey and porous stone, which was also used for Monaco's ramparts. This stone contains many small pebbles, and sometimes mollusc shells.The bust of the Sovereign Honore II, dated 1568, appears on one of the Palace facades.
19: Zoological Gardens
Constructed on the southern side of the "Rock", these impressive zoological gardens - home to many species of exotic birds and animals - were established in 1954 by Prince Rainier III. Home to some 250 animals with around 50 different species including: exotic birds, a black panther, a white tiger, hippopotamus, reptiles, primates, lemurians and more, whose living conditions are quite exemplary.
20: Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden
Featuring a small lake bordered by palms and olive trees, and laid out over almost four hectares, this charming green space in the Fontvieille district is where you will discover many over-sized contemporary sculptures. The nearby Princess Grace Rose Garden is an oasis of calm and serenity where the scent of some 4,000 roses perfumes the air.