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Old 06-16-2012, 06:40 PM
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In this picture you can see underfoot roads or something, or it is a garden? I couldn't see very good, but there is also a door .. Or not? Does anybody know what is it? And the house with the red roof in the corner?

Must sees in monaco ville | mygola

I think the 18. picture was taken on this road what I said...

http://www.meilink.net/index.php?page=montenpage

I found it! It is the Zoo of Monaco... (?) Very small place for wildanimals... I can't imagine elefants there.
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How long ago would this be?

How things do change! Not a place - as depicted - that looks comfy for a young bride to behold! Very isolated and lonely. It took some savvy for Monaco to be the place it is today.
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The Palais De Monaco

I visited the Princely Palace on Friday 17th, and I enjoyed my time there. There were lots of steps to climb up, and in the heat the journey to the palace wasn't that fun! I thought the area around the palace was fascinating, it looked perfect - everything was clean and neat, there was not a trace of litter on the pavements and roads.

Even though the Princely Family are not a family I follow closely, I still found it interesting learning about their family history and the history of Monaco as I did not know much about either beforehand. On the audio guide there was a welcome message from Prince Albert, and I haven't really heard him speak so I was quite surprised by his accent when he spoke English as he sounded very American (though I guess that's from Princess Grace).



You couldn't take photos inside the palace, which was a shame because there were a few rooms that I really liked. I was surprised at how small the rooms were in comparison to the other royal palaces that I have visited. I have heard of Prince Albert I before but didn't really know what he looked like, and after seeing portraits of him at the palace, the first thing that struck me was that his eyes were very similar to Queen Victoria's. I know nowadays there is a Hanover connection with the Grimaldis, but I don't think there was then. It was also interesting to read about the history of Monaco itself, as I hadn't realised that it used to have other colonies or that it first officially belonged to the Grimaldi family in the 1500s.



Below are some photos of my visit (only of the outside of the palace):
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:27 PM
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I loved the pictures. I also enjoyed visiting this palace one day.
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Great photos HereditaryPrincess and glad you enjoyed the trip despite the summer heat,thank you for sharing!
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I also found it interesting that Prince Albert speaks English with an American accent. There was his mother's influence, of course. And, he also went to school at UMass.
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Dumb question - does anyone have a palace floor plan layout?
I know this is a very old question but if people are still looking for a floor plan of the palace of Monaco, there's an old one in that book: Guide des pays d'Azur, by Philippe Casimir. It's a French travel guide published in 1903. The plan is on page 41. Available on Google Books.
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Great photos HereditaryPrincess and glad you enjoyed the trip despite the summer heat,thank you for sharing!
I'm a little late in getting back to you, I've been meaning to reply to this thread but keep on forgetting. Though thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed my photos!

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I also found it interesting that Prince Albert speaks English with an American accent. There was his mother's influence, of course. And, he also went to school at UMass.
Ah, yes, I'd forgotten that Albert went to UMass. Although his mother would've influenced his accent during his childhood and teenage years, I think UMass is probably the reason why he still has an American accent. I've also gotten the impression that the American accent is very easy to pick up (I have friends who moved to Michigan from London, and they had British accents before they came to the US but only after a month of living there, they sounded like they had lived there for their lifetimes) and quite hard to lose.
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This is a little late but I just happened to go through this thread looking for something. I have to correct an error. Albert did not go to UMass. He went to Amherst College. They are both located in Amherst Massachusetts but are totally different schools. Amherst College is a private, very expensive college. UMass is a public land grant university. I have relatives that went to both.
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A video about the palace, where you can see more from inside, about the kitchen and also Roc Agel.
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The outward bound dinner was held in a beautiful room at the palace. Does anyone know whichone it is?

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It is the ceremonial dining room, the paintings were redone , the furniture has been changed, there are round tablies instead a long table as it was before
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It looks splendid. My compliments. I like it when patrimonium is in such good hands.
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It was wonderful to see it being used for a formal occasion seeing as State Visits are very rare .
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This is a little late but I just happened to go through this thread looking for something. I have to correct an error. Albert did not go to UMass. He went to Amherst College. They are both located in Amherst Massachusetts but are totally different schools. Amherst College is a private, very expensive college. UMass is a public land grant university. I have relatives that went to both.
I went to college in Boston too. I remember Amherst kids would go to Umass Amherst in the summer, because it was cheaper, and when you are paying for a school like that, any little thing helps and all the Cambridge lot (Harvard, MIT, etc.) would do UMB in the summer.

Anyway, I know this has nothing to do with Albert. I remember reading about his Amherst years and to my knowledge he never did summer courses so it doesn't apply to him.

Amherst is very athletic, with an impressive sports history. I believe it has the oldest football field in the nation. ??? Or maybe just the oldest college football field. I don't know. There was something like that.... That's why it seemed such an apt choice for Albert. He played a lot of sports while studying there too. I believe it's where he learned judo.

His friend, the former AS Monaco coach, whose name escapes me just now, was in his class in Amherst and together they arranged the AS Monaco v Amherst soccer match in Monaco, 1984ish? They did a big anniversary match more recently.
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The outward bound dinner was held in a beautiful room at the palace. Does anyone know whichone it is?

https://www.facebook.com/palaismonac...994916/?type=3
How very stately and beautiful that room is. When HRH entered the building I noticed that that the guards saluted and gave him the lowest most graceful bow..which must have pleased Andrew much.

It's one of the things I like about the Grimaldis...as tiny as their Principality is they entertain their guests with such Continental flair and elegance.

Can't wait till National Day next week.
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