The Grand Apartments of the Prince’s Palace are finally reopening to the public, two years later than expected, revealing delicately re-worked frescoes and hidden Italian masterpieces.
The paintings, which were hand-picked by the princes of Monaco in the 18th century, include one by Jacopo Bassano which was purchased by Jacques I. It was then on display at the Hôtel de Matignon in Paris but disappeared during the French Revolution only to crop up again a few years ago. Prince Albert II bought the painting back and it now sits once again in its rightful place in the Palace.
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