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Aquariums, exhibitions, games and relaxation…the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco lets you dive into the marine world. From aquariums to its shark lagoon, passing through the Turtle Island located on the panoramic terrace, it offers a unique...more
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If you are staying in the area, take a day and visit the Principality of Monaco. This tiny city state, 2.020 sq. km., is situated on the French Riviera approximately 20 km from Nice. We caught the train at Cagnes sur Mer because we were...More
We spent a few hours strolling the Oceanography Museum enjoying its delightful exhibits.
It is a family attraction.
The upstairs museum is a bonus.
To top it all off the rooftop restaurant offers a nice break to enjoy the harbour views and chocolate crepes!
We went to visit the museum with parents in their 60s and two children 6 and 10 years. The entire visit took about 3 hours. The approach was through wide and being stairs, in some way easing the effort to climb steep ones for my...More
The aquarium side of the museum is good, with lots of tank displays and variety, but there are better in the world. However the history and collections of static displays is the highlight for me. The history I found fascinating about the passion of the...More
This museums aquarium is simply the best underwater collection anywhere, without a doubt. The museum was curated by Jacques Cousteau for 35 years and contains some 6000 live species. Fabulous underwater tanks full of exquisite fish, sharks, sea horses, nautilus, on and on, but the...More
We did the combined ticket with the auto museum, so walked in to have ticket scanned. The lower level is filled with aquariums, some full wall height. The "sea floor" life and coral was also fascinating. The upper floor has a number of sea creature...More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little... More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little more difficult to find. You also have to navigate through a car park to get to / from the escalator. You can also walk to if from the Cathedral--a nice, flat, pretty walk which includes some very nice overlooks.
The building is attractive but don't think you can get a photo like the iconic ones: there are building right across the street so you would have to have access to them to get the same view. You can walk to the backside, which is pretty impressive with the waves spraying the rocks and adding drama. There is also a small 'mall' above the car park and also a small garden (we didn't go in) adjoining the museum.
As mentioned, it is easy enough to get to/ from the Museum to the Cathedral, where the Grimaldis are buried, and beyond that is a short and flat walk to the palace so yes, if you are walkers there is a nice chain of things to see. Again, check the route if you start at the palace you may find it a steep uphill walk--or take one of the buses which are cheap and efficient and avoid the climb.
Monte Carlo is a tiny place--just about the same as Central Park--so nothing is really far away from something else. The only thing to note is that it is a city built vertically into the mountainsides so using the buses is an optimum way to get around the city and see the sites.