Panorama photographed in one of the sunny Terraces of Monaco, close to the Casino, in the Monte Carlo district. From here we have an aerial view of Porto Hercule. You can also see the Prince's Palace, Casino de Monte Carlo and the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
The Port Hercule is the largest and most important port in Monaco in the district of La Condamine. This port has approximately 16 hectares and has a capacity for almost 700 boats.
The port was rebuilt and modernized from 1910 onwards by Prince Albert I, through successive additions of protective dykes - jetties. A large 352 m and 160,000 ton semi-floating dike project was undertaken by Prince Rainier III in the 1970s, built in Gibraltar, then towed and connected to the harbor in 2002 to accommodate cruise ships as well as around twenty yachts from 35 to 60 m, and two mega-yachts.
Porto Hercule hosts, among others, the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Automobile Club de Monaco and the Stade Nautique Rainier III.