13 April 2022 Press release
Operation Grand Ida is a major urban redevelopment project being carried out as part of the National Housing Plan, which will see 160 state-owned dwellings delivered by 2023.For safety reasons, on-...Read more of Operation Grand Ida, temporary partial closure of the Dorsale tunnel
30 September 2020 News flash
On Wednesday 30 September 2020, as part of construction work on the new Princess Grace Hospital (NCHPG), a new road and pedestrian walkway were inaugurated by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince. The Princ...Read more of Inauguration of New Road and Pedestrian Infrastructure at the Entrance to the CHPG
30 June 2020 Press release
The Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development visited Larvotto beach during late morning on Tuesday 30 June, in advance of its opening to the public. During her visit, the Min...Read more of Marie-Pierre Gramaglia at Larvotto seaside resort in advance of opening on Saturday 4 July
05 June 2020 News flash
Following on from the work on the rainwater network in the Avenue des Spélugues that was carried out in 2017, a second phase will be undertaken. This will make it possible to protect the lower part...Read more of Preventative Work on the Rainwater Network in the Avenue des Spélugues
18 March 2020 Press release
Following a request from H.S.H. the Prince asking his Government to look at the specific issue of construction sites in terms of compliance with current health rules, implying that construction sit...Read more of All state-run construction projects to be shut down by end of week
14 October 2019 News flash
Foundation work to be carried out as part of the Testimonio II project, which will see the completion of 336 new state-owned apartments, will require changes to traffic flow until February 2020.To...Read more of One-way traffic on Boulevard du Larvotto
30 September 2019 News flash
Renovation work will begin at Larvotto resort tomorrow with the installation of acoustic fencing to mark out the boundaries of the construction area. Business owners will move out of the shops and...Read more of Renovation work begins at Larvotto resort
25 July 2019 Press release
As part of the Testimonio II project, which will involve, in particular, the construction of 336 State-owned dwellings, work on the networks (water, telecommunications and electricity) will result...Read more of Introduction of One-Way Traffic in the Boulevard du Larvotto
05 July 2019 Press release
The Principality of Monaco is taking another step towards implementation of its “Smart Principality” concept, developed by the #ExtendedMonaco programme: a self-driving electric shuttle is now oper...Read more of On board Monaco’s first self-driving electric shuttle
03 May 2019 Press release
Today, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, and Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, presented a project to redevelop the Larvotto b...Read more of Presentation to the Press of a Project to Redevelop the Larvotto Beach Resort Area
Developing the town
Making the town more beautiful, more practical and more welcoming every day
With an area of 2 km2, Monaco precedes the Vatican on the list of the smallest States in the world. Despite its compact territory, the Principality is a town-State boasting all the attractions of a modern and active city.
Its exceptional location between the sea and the mountains contributes to its undeniable charm, and is also a significant challenge for architects and developers. Nevertheless, Monaco remains a great place to live.
The Prince's Government is working hard to develop the town. The long-term vision of the Princes of Monaco has enabled all of the projects shaping the urban landscape to be put into perspective.
The town is growing both above and below ground and includes hundreds of kilometres of tunnels needed for water and energy supply and wastewater treatment. The town is also fully cabled to receive digital TV networks, and telephone and Internet services.
The striking thing, as one walks around the Principality, is that despite the urban density and steep gradients, the impression of space is maintained at all times. It is true that the number of parks and gardens per inhabitant is higher than most comparable towns. Click here to find out more
The Prince's Government and its departments are constantly striving to maintain the quality of public areas, roads, traffic control systems, street lighting, parks and gardens, pedestrian links and so on. At a price of extensive construction work, the mountain that forms the buttress to the town, which could be seen as an obstacle, has become the developers' ally, through the building of tunnels to channel traffic and house a fully underground railway.
As a sustainable city, traffic is one of the main concerns of Monaco. Mobility remains therefore at the heart of the Government's action. Click here to find out more