The redevelopment and beautification of an area on the Rainier III sea wall, known as the Solarium, is now complete, offering a more appealing location for sunbathers with access to the sea and breath taking views of the Mediterranean.
“Following the success of the solarium and the facilities located on the Esplanade Stefano Casiraghi, from the Rainier III dyke during previous summer seasons, the Prince’s Government wanted to completely rethink and optimise this space in order to create a real living space offering a variety of activities,” the government said in a statement on Wednesday.
Major works were conducted for seven months, between November 2021 and 1st June 2022, as part of an ambitious project to develop the area and visually tie the solarium into the Rock above that houses the old town and the Prince’s Palace.
“Several considerations were scrupulously taken into account during this design: the impact of swell, the structural aspect, the safety, the environment… in order to deliver a project that meets the highest standards in environmental and urban planning,” said the government.
Several entities are involved in protecting the marine environment in Monaco and, to help raise awareness among younger generations, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Monegasque Association for the Protection of Nature, the Department of the Environment, Ramoge, Accobams and the Pelagos Sanctuary, have shared their actions with the public through communication boards which have been installed at the site.
Meanwhile, an eatery has been integrated into the site “in order to be able to offer residents and summer visitors of the Principality the opportunity to eat while enjoying a breath taking panorama of the Mediterranean.”
Photo by Michael Alesi, Government Communication Department