Monaco-Ville is the oldest district of the Principality of Monaco, where the princely palace, the main cathedral and the famous Oceanographic Museum are located. The old town sits on a cliff where a fortress was built in the 13th century and then a fortified city. The fortress came into the possession of the Genoese Grimaldi family in 1297 and over time acquired the shape of today's Monaco Princely Palace, the official residence of Prince Albert II. The main attraction of Monaco today is the palace of the Grimaldi family (one of the oldest ruling dynasties in Europe) which was built in the XVI-XVII centuries and is open to the public. The old town has preserved the unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages, which can be felt in the many pedestrian streets. In the old town you can also find the Oceanographic Museum, St. Nicholas Cathedral and St Martin Gardens. The area is popular with tourists, but in the evening it is a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. At the same time, many of the apartments here are imposed restrictions on renting, as a significant part of the housing stock - restored buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. Prices for apartments in Monaco in the Monaco-Ville area are in the range €30-40 thousand. However, apartments with beautiful panoramic views can cost about €50 thousand per sq.m.