The long-awaited car park under the Port Hercule has finally opened to the public, offering motorists in Monaco an extra 175 parking spaces.
The new car park, located on Route de la Piscine in the northern harbour of Port Hercule, was baptised ‘Parking Louis Chiron’ on Friday 8th July, in honour of the Monegasque racing driver, just like the famous Virage de la Piscine which adjoins it.
In addition to the new car park, the esplanade of boulevard Albert 1er has been widened and the area now houses the new Car Collection of H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.
The car park is being operated by the Service des Parkings Publics, and consists of three levels plus ground floor, providing for a total capacity of 175 spaces spread over 7,000m2 of surface area.
It also has a Monaco ON area with 10 charging points for electric vehicles.
Ideally located for visitors to the car museum, it will also serve the customers of the many shops and restaurants on the Port, who can reach the car park via two lifts leading onto the the esplanade of Boulevard Albert 1er.
Photo by Michael Alesi, Government Communication Department