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
07 February 2019 Press release
Dans le cadre des campagnes régulières de rénovation des voies de circulation de la Principauté, la Direction de l’Aménagement Urbain (DAU) conduira trois opérations entre le 12 et le 21 février pr...Read more of Vacances scolaires de février : réfection de voies de circulation
29 January 2019 Press release
A participatory library - a project led by the Department of Urban Amenities (DAU) - has recently been set up in the Jardin de l'Âne, near the Ecole de Fontvieille school.The aim of A Picina Bibliu...Read more of A Picina Bibliuteca - A Self-Service Participatory Library
28 May 2018 Press release
The Principality of Monaco has been asked by the French Ministry of Culture to take part in the European Garden Event. This year’s theme is “The Europe of Gardens”.The event is part of the European...Read more of Monaco to take part in European Garden Event for first time
28 November 2017 Press release
The Principality's 3rdelectrical substation was inaugurated yesterday morning, in the presence of H. S. H. the Sovereign Prince. This out-of-the ordinary project was initiated by the Prince's Gover...Read more of Inauguration of the Principality's 3rd Electrical Substation
31 October 2017 Press release
Following the dismantling of the Monaco Yacht Show, work on the northern dock of the Port de la Condamine is resuming, with a new phase that will continue until the 2018 F1 Grand Prix.Read more of Resumption of Extension Works to the North of the Quai Albert 1er
24 October 2017 Press release
The offshore urban extension project in Portier cove is now entering a new phase with the dredging of unpolluted marine sediment within the project area. This will then be submerged off the coast o...Read more of Offshore urban extension project: dredging and removal of unpolluted sediment
18 October 2017 Press release
To ensure that the highways are in good condition, the Department of Urban Amenities regularly carries out resurfacing work on roads in the Principality.From Sunday 22 to Friday 27 October, work wi...Read more of Resurfacing of Several Roads in the Principality
13 September 2017 Press release
During the summer of 2017, the Public Buildings Maintenance Office carried out several renovation projects in schools in the Principality, in particular at the Ecole des Révoires and the Saint-Char...Read more of Work at the Ecole des Révoires and the Swimming Pool of the Ecole Saint Charles
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