Currently the headquarters of the Prefecture of the French Maritime Alps Department, this heavily-columned neoclassical building was once the Royal Palace of the Dukes of Savoy. The Dukes (Kings of the Italian island of Sardinia), used the palace from 1610 to 1860, 250 years. Much has been remodeled since that time, but the façade and staircase remain mostly unaltered and were designated a historical monument in 1996. The open-air market in front of the palace overflows with flowers and fruits and vegetables. On Mondays, there’s a flea market with lots of antiques.
More ordinary palaces, especially in Europe.
The seat of the government department, a very solemn building
It's a little bit far away from the city for half an hour.