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.
Institut Océanographique of Monaco
Phone: 93 15 36 00
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.