New exhibition explains why Rainier III became known as the Builder Prince

A new exhibition is revealing how innovative Prince Rainier III was in his post-war strategy for Monaco, how revolutionary his urban planning approach was, and how he was driven by a single ambition: to guarantee the prosperity and well-being of Monegasques.

The exhibition, launched on Thursday 30th July, will be held until 31st December at the Quai Antoine 1er Exhibition Hall in Monaco.

It’s been organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs and is devoted to Prince Rainier III, the Prince Builder, organised as part of the celebrations for the centenary of his birth.

The curation of this retrospective exhibition was entrusted to Stéphane Bern, journalist, writer, TV presenter, radio host, producer and actor, and to Christian Curau, architect-curator of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

The exhibition, titled ‘Rainier III, the Builder Prince – an Ambition for Monaco’, highlights how, as a visionary, Prince Rainier III propelled a post-war Principality into an era of economic prosperity, urban development and territorial expansion.

This strategy gave the Principality new infrastructure and political, legal and constitutional tools that enabled the building of a modern state.

This exhibition shows how Prince Rainier III was focussed on both historical continuity and innovation.

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