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Half-Day Tour to Monaco Monte Carlo and Eze from Nice
"You will start your pleasant sightseeing tour with a pick-up from your hotel or any other specified place.You will admire some beautiful views along the coast road to Eze. It is one of many medieval villages in France but this time high up on a hill. It is beautiful here the small winding streets without cars but with many cafes restaurants and shops. At the top of the hill you will find the ruins of an old castle and a beautiful exotic garden. On the way down you will admire arts and have the opportunity to visit a beautiful little church if you want to.Next
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Private Day Trip to Nice and Monaco
"Next you will visit Eze a perched village which offers an exceptional view of the sea. You will also have the opportunity to discover beauty care with the purest of sensations at the Fragonard Perfume Factory and to delight in their delicate fragrances of sweet almond and white flowers.Visit of Monaco principality reigned by the Grimalso family since the Middle Ages. Visit the old city and admire the 16 - 17th Century Palace and a Cathedral. Explore the Oceanography Museum which presents the richest collection of Mediterranean species. The exotic garden offers an """Nice city of winter residence for European aristocracy since 1864
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"Monaco Monte Carlo and Eze Private Tour""Following a morning pickup from your hotel in Cannes meet your guide and head out of the city to begin your tour. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your private vehicle and take in panoramic views over the beautiful Mediterranean coastline.First visit the Old Town of Monaco and enjoy free time to visit top city attractions such as St Nicholas Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum. Don’t forget to head to the Prince’s Palace (open April to October) and see the changing of the guards ceremony. stunning gardens and chic casinos for which the town is famous. Head to the marina to relax in the sunshine
From EUR73.00

The Oceanography Museum Tips (5)

Musee L'Oceanographie

This museum was founded in 1910 by Albert I, the great grandfather of the present prince. In the main rotunda is a statue of Albert in his favourite costume - that of a sea captain. Displayed are specimens he collected during 30 years of expeditions aboard his oceanographic ships. The aquarium that is one of the finest in Europe, contains more than 90 tanks.

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MikeAtSea
May 08, 2008

The Oceanography Museum

An imposing buliding constructed on a rock close to the sea. The house was designed by architect Delafortrie and inaugurated in 1910. Prince Albert I was the creator of this museum. He built new research instruments and modernized oceanography techniques by using photography and cinema besides his discoveries in the Atlantic and the Arctic regions.

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Caniko
May 08, 2005

The Oceanography Museum

The Aquuarium in the Oceanography meseum is one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. The rarest of species can be seen in its tanks, captured from all the seas in the world.A
Opening Hours: January-February-March : 10.00-18.00
April-May-June : 9.30-19.00
July-August : 9.30-19.30
September : 9.30-19.00
October-November-Dec : 10.00-18.00

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Caniko
May 08, 2005

The Aquarium

The Aquarium inside the Maritime Museum in Monaco is rated as one of the best in the world. One thing that makes is so special is that they have there real corals on the rocks in the water tanks. Fish diversity is great, and more, you can see all sorts of sea creatures, smaller or bigger, pretty as the Harlequin fish (Nemo) and ugly like the Morena.

I saw there the most poisonous fish, being also the ugliest, check the 2nd picture, they look like rocks, but if you look closely you will see their big eyes and ugly mouth.

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Nov 18, 2007
 
 
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Oceanographic Museum / Aquarium

This was Inaugurated in 1910 by its
founder, Prince Albert I, this exceptional
museum of marine sciences is a monumental
architectural masterpiece with a grandiose facade
rising majestically above the sea to a height of 279
feet. It took 11 years to build, using 100,000 tons
of stone from La Turbie ......

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The impressive rooms of the Museum, open to the public on
two floors, contain remarkable collections of marine fauna
gathered by Prince Albert, numerous specimens of sea creatures
stuffed or in skeleton form, including the skeleton of a 66 foot whale,
models of Prince Albert’s laboratory ships, and craftware made from
the sea’s natural products.
Part of the first floor is dedicated to the oceanographic works of
Prince Albert 1 .... “Career of a Navigator”.

In the basement, the visitor can enjoy the spectacular delights of the
world famous aquarium with its extraordinary show of marine flora
and fauna. With 4,000 species of fish and over 200 families of
invertebrates, the aquarium is now an authority on the presentation
of the Mediterranean and tropical marine ecosystem. Its latest creation,
the “Shark Lagoon”, unveils in a giant tank the diversity and extraordinary
colors of the coral reef and its inhabitants.

On the ground floor, exhibitions and varied film projections are regularly
presented in the sumptuous décor of the “Conference Room”.

Finally on the top floor, it is possible to have lunch in the restaurant
"La Terrasse" admiring a magnificent panorama of the Principality of Monaco
and the Italian Riviera.
There is also a great museum gift shop that we found interesting, and we
bought a few Christmas gifts while there.

General Information
* Open daily
* From October to March: from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
* From April to June, and September: from 9:30AM to 7:00PM
* July and August: from 9:30AM to 7:30PM
* Rate (per person): 11 Euro
* Children from 6 to 18 years old and students: 6 Euro
* Duration of visit: 2 to 3 hours

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