Prince Albert II and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco have unveiled a plaque that marks a street in Peille that has now been officially renamed after their father, Prince Rainier III.
On 7th August, the Peille Municipal Council unanimously voted in favour of Mayor Cyril Piazza’s proposal to name the road leading to the Monte-Carlo Golf Club ‘Avenue Prince Rainier III’.
Numerous dignitaries from Monaco and the Alpes-Maritimes were present during the unveiling of the inaugural plaque on Saturday 25th November, which has been placed in front of the entrance to the club.
In 1957, Prince Rainier III established his family’s second home in Peille. He was very attached to the town and donated an organ from the chapel of the main Palace to the parish.
Relations between Monaco and Peille date back to the 12th century, at a time when the Grimaldis had not yet established sovereignty in Monaco, and when the consuls of Peille had ceded their rights over the Rock to the commune of Genoa.
In 2019, in memory of ties strengthened over the centuries, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco unveiled the commune’s plaque belonging to the network of Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco. Mayor Cyril Piazza is the current president of the French national association of Grimaldi Historic Sites.
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Photo: Prince Albert, Princess Stephanie and Peille Mayor Cyril Piazza. Source: Government Communication Department