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
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
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