How to find the PGIL

Directions to the library

Princess Grace Irish Library

9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine (1st floor)
MC 98000 Principality of Monaco

Our thanks to photographer Manuel Bougot for allowing us to use his beautiful photo of buildings lit up in green linked to Ireland

Upper left: the Prince's Palace in Monaco (3 minutes from the Princess Grace Irish Library)

Lower left: the villa E1027 by Eileen Gray, Irish architect & furniture designer (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France)

Upper right: the Maybourne Riviera Hotel (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France)

Sign indicating direction to the Princess Grace Irish Library next to the Chocolaterie de Monaco

Driving & parking in Monaco

Once you reach Monaco, you need to follow the signs for the main parking "Parking Palais/Musée Océangraphique/ Rocher”

Parking Chemin des Pecheurs​ (this is the official name however you will only see this name on the outside of the building, not on the signpost directing you to parking on the Rock. The signposts in Monaco point the way to "Parking Palais/Musée Océangraphique/ Rocher”)

It is a huge parking and there are plenty of free spaces. Also at night (after work hours) it is a very reasonable rate.

However, you need to leave enough time to find your way out of the parking (you need 10-15 minutes to take the elevator & escaltor inside the parking), which let you out in front of the Musée Océanographique (from the museum you are only 5 minutes away from the library). When you arrive at the top of the escalator you are outside. With your back to the musée/sea look in front and you will see steps - take these and at the top you will find yourself at place de la Visitation where the church and Lycée Albert 1e and bus terminus are all located. Look left and you will see the shop 'Chocolaterie de Monaco' - take the street to the right of the shop - this is our street rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine and the library is located on the first corner, opposite another school called François d'Assise-Nicolas Barré).

Parking de la Visitation
This parking is closer to the library (5-7 minutes walk) but space is limited - only 15 places are available.

The public can park in the evenings from 18 :00 (once the government employees leave work) - the public can also park there on weekends and bank holidays. The price from 19 :00 (until 8am) is 0.20 € every 15 minutes (i.e. not even 1€ for one hour).

If you get lost, don't worry you're not far. Call our landline Tel: + 377 93 50 12 25

By bus or train

From the train station in Monaco you can either walk from place d'Armes up to the Rock or take the bus (either the #1 or #2 - buses are free i.e. you don't need a ticket). Both buses go up to the Rock (less than a 5-minute journey) and stop at the terminus (place de la Visitation), where you get out.

You are less than a minute away from the library. From the bus stop you will see the shop 'Chocolaterie de Monaco' - you should take the street to the right of the shop - this is rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine and we are located at #9 on the right-hand side of the road, on the first corner, opposite the FANB school. 

For details on public transport to get to Monaco click HERE

Are you lost?

Call us! +377 93 50 12 25

We are located on the first floor of 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine in Monaco-ville.

Take the elevator or climb the stairs.