The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation opened its doors to the public on the occasion of the 27th European Heritage Days
For the first time, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation opened its doors to the public on Sunday 25th September 2022, on the occasion of the 27th European Heritage Days, under the theme of "sustainable heritage".
The two sessions presenting the Foundation, led by Philippe Mondielli, Scientific Director, welcomed forty-two participants. As for the workshops organized in collaboration with the Terrae association, fourteen children, accompanied by their parents, discovered the plants and herbs in the vegetable garden. In particular, the children were made aware of the role of bees, in connection with the beehive installed in the garden, and were able to sow a strawberry plant to take home.
The Villa Girasole also attracted more than sixty other visitors, curious to enter this "Belle Époque" residence, built in 1882. Renovated with the greatest respect for its period architectural details (mouldings, stained glass windows, leather wall decoration, etc.), the villa has also been equipped with high energy efficiency installations (photovoltaic solar panels, heat pump, double glazing and all-LED lighting, etc.), making it part of the Foundation's commitment to promoting renewable energy.
The garden, ideal for a pleasant stroll, also offered the opportunity to discover or rediscover some of the prints from the Foundation's "Environmental Photography Award".
The Prince Albert II Foundation is delighted with its participation in the European Heritage Days, which attracted nearly 120 visitors, all activities included, who came to talk to the Foundation's teams throughout the day.