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City: Monte Carlo State: N/A Country: France
This Magnificent cathedral which was built in the year 1875, is the final resting place of Princess Grace of Monaco, several important 16th-century paintings and a wooden altar dating from the Spanish Renaissance. The city's catholic cathedral may not catch the eye, but it is worth visiting as this is where the Grimaldi family crypt is housed and where Princess Grace Kelly, who was tragically killed in a car crash in the year 1982.
Climate | When to Visit
Visit during: April to October
Directions | How to Reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Nice (NCE) (Nice-Cote d’Azur) approx. 23kms from Monaco. A helicopter service run by Héli-Air Monaco (YO) links Monaco with the airport (journey time - 7 minutes). Héli-Air also serves points along the Côte d’Azur and in Italy. There are free shuttle links from the heliport to hotels in the principality. There is a direct bus service from Nice Airport to Monaco, which stops at major hotels.By Rail: An extensive train service runs through the principality to all neighboring towns. The TGV Méditerranée line runs between Paris and Monaco (6 hours distance). High-speed trains on this route run through the beautiful Burgundy and Provencal countryside. Trains run to Genoa, Milan and Basel. Night trains are available to Strasbourg, Paris, Toulouse, Irun, Port-Bou, Milan, Venice, Pisa and Rome. By Road: Cannes and Nice are 50km and 19km west of Monaco respectively. The French/Italian border and Menton are 12km and 9km east of Monaco. No formalities are required to cross the frontier between France and the Principality of Monaco. The European motorway network is 8km away from the city centre linking Monaco with France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Benelux, Austria and the UK.