Fontvieille Park and Princess Grace Rose Garden

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Kees Verkade's statue of Kelly in the Princess Grace Rose Garden

The Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden are two municipal parks in the Fontvieille district of Monaco.[1] The parks are a combined 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in size, and are open daily from dawn to dusk.[1]

The rose garden was created in 1984 as a memorial to Princess Grace of Monaco, the consort of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. Grace is commemorated in a statue by Kees Verkade in the rose garden, which features 4,000 roses.[2] The park was enlarged by 1.52km for the 30th anniversary of its foundation.[1]

The park features a sculpture trail, notable pieces include Cavalleria Eroica by Arman, and a clenched fist by César.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden". Visit Monaco - Fontvieille Park and the Princess Grace Rose Garden. Visit Monaco. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard Sale (1 June 1999). Provence & Côte D'Azur. Landmark. pp. 207–. ISBN 978-1-901522-45-7. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Dana Facaros; Michael Pauls (1 July 2007). South of France. New Holland Publishers. pp. 124–. ISBN 978-1-86011-358-1. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 

Coordinates: 43°43′37.98″N 7°25′9.43″E / 43.7272167°N 7.4192861°E / 43.7272167; 7.4192861