Extra parking spaces on the Rock are opened to the public

In early March, a delegation from Monaco’s Economic Development Department headed up to the Rock, the part of Monaco that houses the Palais Princier and the Oceanographic Museum, to open a section of the Visitation car park to the public. The move should help to – if only slightly – ease traffic and parking issues in Monaco-Ville. 

Alleviating Monaco’s chronic traffic and parking problems is a top priority for the Monegasque government, as evidenced by the detailed Plan Mobilité or Transport Solutions report that was released in February 2024. 

Given that close to 50,000 vehicles enter and leave the Principality each day, finding room to safely house them all is a complicated task, particularly in the neighbourhoods that are most constricted in terms of available space.

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Monaco-Ville is one of the most affected, and finding a parking space up on the Rock can prove very difficult, especially during peak seasons.  

Now, steps are being taken to ease this pressure on the current car parks, with the announcement that 20 spaces within the Parking de la Visitation, a car park usually strictly reserved for local residents, have been opened to the public.  

The spaces will be exclusively available after 6pm on weekdays as well as throughout the day on weekends and public holidays.  

Those hoping to find a space should speak first with the car park supervisor in order to ensure that a spot is free before entering the facility.

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