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The palace opens on the Grand Tour: treasures, frescoes, grandeur

Imagine the transformation of the Principality’s palace over 800 years when each Lord and Prince marked his extraordinary personal seal. It is even more noteworthy how it shined through siege and revolution after the current restoration commissioned by Prince Albert II.

And now, after the painstaking meticulous attention of the last seven years and attention to detail, the restorer bowed, See the palace All of its glory will be open to the public again. Friday, July 1st is the first day of the opening of the palace “Grands Appartments”. The most popular attractions visited In Monaco.

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Fun furniture

The French Revolution had a major impact on the furnishings of the palace and some of the precious works that disappeared from the hanging of paintings from the prince’s historical collection. But here we are over 200 years old. Prince Albert tracked many of them and found an opportunity to buy them back for posterity and for you to see.

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In particular, one painting was by Jacopo Bassano purchased by Jack I. on display at Hôtel de Matignon in Paris. Prince Albert II buys back the painting and sits proudly again at the Palace Green Ante Camber, along with paintings by Orazio de Ferrari and Philippe de Champaigne.

Furniture is also a fun and arranged piece that gives the royal life a real and warm feeling.

Prince's palace

Prince's palace

Visitors will discover all of this on a new, up-to-date chronological tour of the palace, which visually celebrates the history of the Grimaldi dynasty, painted and painted, and the artwork will be on display for the first time. They include a portrait of Lucian, who came into power in 1505.

Prince's palace

Prince's palace

Awe-inspiring frescoes

Much like the 2015 palace restoration team’s “Big Bang,” uncovered frescoes and hidden Italian masterpieces are revealed. It is unbelievable that these Genoese works of the Renaissance 1500s were filled in the past. Some have been hidden for the 5th century since the fortress was transformed into a Genova-style palace-like mansion. What did you find! And you can see 600 square meters of frescoes.

Some of the most beautiful renderings are in Gallery Delcule, where frescoes were first discovered. There is a huge fresco of the 16th century depicting the 12 labors of Heracles. Heracles was a Roman half-god and hero, and according to legend, he was aware of rock.

Prince's palace

Prince's palace

But don’t miss the Chambre Durope (formerly known as the Matignon Salon), where you’ll see a wonderful medallion that represents an episode of European kidnapping mythology. According to mythology, the nymph Europa attacked Jupiter, who transformed into a white bull and kidnapped her.

The medallion was reportedly discovered after a piece of plaster had fallen off while an electrician was digging a ditch in the corner of the ceiling.

Prince's palace

Prince's palace

Audio guides allow guests to enjoy their visit in 11 languages. There is also an app that shows a video of what the room will look like in use. Among the thrones, note the royal chair on which the prince has been sitting since the time of Charles III. Also featured is the decoration of Nequia’s Ulysses, who speaks to ghosts on a visit to the underworld. Interesting is also the sign of the zodiac.

“Royal Quarter”

The Royal Quarter was built in the 17th century with the aim of accepting top guests. You can peek into the royal Antecumber, where Prince Rainier III first met Grace Kelly when he came to the Cannes Film Festival in 1955.

Prince's palace

Prince's palace

The tour ends at Gallery De Prince, where the busts of past sovereigns line the walls, including fascinating works by Albert II’s contemporary artist Barry X-Ball. The gold head is known to be composed of marine plant species that prove Sovereign’s commitment to the ocean.

Grand Apartments are open daily from July 1st to October 15th. For more information and a very affordable price of 10 euros, please visit: www.visitepalaisdemonaco.com

Prince's palace

Unfolding a small miracle

It is understood that work is currently ongoing in other palace rooms that are currently inaccessible. Specialists have carefully discovered the original frescoes. Some are reportedly intact even under the false ceiling added later. This extraordinary meticulous work that reveals smaller miracles will last for months.

Prince's palace

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