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Institut Océanographique - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken in the end May 2010 of Institut Océanographique who devotes his space and showing visitors spectacular exhibits and underwater life.

Institut Océanographique - FURTHER INFORMATION

Institut Océanographique - Monaco-Ville visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Institut Océanographique' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Monaco.

The Institut Océanographique of Monaco is an imposing building built on the edge of a precipice, with a superb view over the Mediterranean Sea. Founded in 1910 by Prince Albert I of Monaco, the world-renowned oceanography institute and museum contains a large collection of marine exhibits as well as various research laboratories.

The museum is a popular tourist attraction in Monaco and it's most famous director was Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a famous ocean explorer, diver and film maker in the 20th century, and principle developer of modern scuba equipment.

The Institut Océanographique de Monaco stands in Monaco-Ville, close to Monaco Cathedral and St. Martin's Gardens. It is part of the wider Institut Océanographique which also has a branch in Paris.

ADDRESS

Institut Océanographique of Monaco
Avenue Saint-Martin
98000 Monaco
Phone: 93 15 36 00
Web: oceano.org



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Train: The Monaco - Monte Carlo (SNCF) Station.
Flight: Nice-Côte-d'Azur International Airport 22km from Monaco.
Road: Monaco is linked to France, (A8) and other European nations by a network of highways.
Boat: Large cruise ships can dock in Monaco. The Principality's two ports are equipped to greet pleasure-boats, the Port Hercule harbor and Fontvieille.



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