Le Rocher (The Rock) is also known as Monaco-Ville. It is referred to as “The Rock” by the locals as it fills the rock high above everything else. It is about 200 ft. high. This is home to the Prince’s Palace and the rest of the sights in Monaco except the casino. We wanted to experience the walk up to the palace, so we took it by foot and met our driver up top. It was tough for me but peanuts for my husband.
We were not able to catch the daily ritual of the changing of the guard scheduled at 11:55 a.m. Nonetheless, it was nice to see the sights from the top and as a consequence we missed the humongous crowd that normally fill the grounds to witness the ritual.