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]

Fontvieille Park[edit]

The park features a sculpture trail, notable pieces include Cavalleria Eroica by Arman, and a clenched fist by César.[2] It was enlarged by 1.52km for the 30th anniversary of its foundation.[1]

Princess Grace Rose Garden[edit]

The rose garden was created in 1984 as a memorial to Grace Kelly, wife of Prince Rainier III. Princess Grace is commemorated in a statue by Kees Verkade in the rose garden, which features 4,000 roses.[3]

It was re-dedicated in 2014.[4] A year later, in June 2015, an organization called Les amis de la Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco was established.[5] Its President is Yves Piaget, an heir to the Swiss watchmaker Piaget SA.[5] The organization is set to publish a book about the history of the rose garden as well as offer lessons on how to prune rosebushes.[5] It will also organize the International Competition of Roses.[5]


  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. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Richard Sale (1 June 1999). Provence & Côte D'Azur. Landmark. pp. 207–. ISBN 978-1-901522-45-7. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Piaget: Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco
  5. ^ a b c d Les Amis de la Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco, June 25, 2015

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