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The “Splendours of the Romanovs” - a success with visitors


Since 11th July 2009, the Espace Ravel in the Grimaldi Forum has been showcasing 500 works of art bearing witness to the Romanovs and the glory of Moscow in the XIX century under the reign of the last Czars Alexander III and his son Nicholas II.

The mid-summer event “Moscow: Splendours of the Romanovs” has already attracted 22,000 visitors. According to Hervé Zorgniotti, Director of Communications at the Grimaldi Forum, “the number of visitors is satisfactory considering the delicate situation this year”. Fewer foreigners but more people from the PACA region, Parisians used to visiting the Riviera as well as foreign visitors, 60% of whom are Italian.

Three features in particular have caught the eye of visitors:

- The entrance to the exhibition opening majestically onto the coronation ceremony with a reconstruction of the Dormition Cathedral where all the sovereigns were crowned.

- The core of the exhibition with a spectacular display of Fabergé Easter eggs created for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II and on loan from the Prince’s Palace and Victor Vekselberg.

- The last section where the visitor is given the opportunity to gain insight into the private life of Czar Nicholas II, the last of the Romanovs, with an amazing collection of photos and video archives showing moments from his life at court and with his family.

“Moscow: Splendours of the Romanovs” is open until 13th September. Workshops for children involving thematic tours are an interesting alternative for parents who can in turn take their time to visit the exhibition.

Note: combined tickets are available enabling you also to visit the exhibition of the Ballets Russes "Astound me!" in Villa Sauber opposite the Grimaldi Forum. The two visits can be made on different days.

Opening times:
Every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Late opening every Thursday and Saturday until 10 p.m.
Full rate = 10€
Reduced rates: Groups (+10 people) = 8€ - Students (under 25 on presentation
of student card) = 6€ - Children (up to 11) = free
Combined ticket = 12€ including the Diaghilev exhibition in Monaco "Astound me!"
Information: www.grimaldiforum.com

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