Princess Grace Returns to Monaco

If you’re looking for one more reason to visit the French Riviera this summer, you may find it in the life of Princess Grace, and the exhibit “The Grace Kelly Years, Princess of Monaco.” This year marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Grace’s death.

From July 12th through September 23rd, you can see an exhibit of Grace Kelly’s life at the Grimaldi Forum (10 avenue Princess Grace, Principality of Monaco) shown in 15 rooms that follow her life from her childhood in Philadelphia, to her life as a Hollywood star, to her meeting and 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier, and her role as a Princess, Mother, and fashion icon. Admission to the exhibit is €10 for adults, €6 for students under 25, no charge for children under 12.

Here’s a sample of some of the rooms you’ll see:

  • The New York Room – her early career as a struggling actress.
  • The Hollywood Room – full of the glamour of classic Hollywood, and the role that she played in it.
  • The Hitchcock Room – for many, the roles for which she is best known. I loved all three: “Rear Window,” “Dial M for Murder,” and “To Catch a Thief.”
  • The Wedding Room – the splendor of the April 19, 1956 wedding between Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco; it’s the stuff of fairy tales.
  • The Ballroom – features many of the gowns she wore to public events.
  • The Official Room – displays her official Princess regalia and reminds us of her role as Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco.

As if you really needed one more reason to visit to the French Riviera. . . .

Photo credit: Grimaldi Forum

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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