L'Hôtel de Ville

The place in front of the Hôtel de Ville becomes a nice garden with lakes, it's a heaven in the noisy city where you can stroll and enjoy.

While there you can also visit until 16th of August for free the exhibition dedicated to Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, portraying her both as an actress and in official portraits from her later life as princess of Monaco. Not only portrait and movies are to be seen, but also her wedding dress made by Italian designers - and jewellery and accessories that set the fashions of the time, like the famous ‘Kelly bag’ created by Hermés.

The cinema, the first part of her life, is widely represented through the montage of excerpts from her main films especially from ‘Rear Window’ by the English director Alfred Hitchcock.

Through the objects and images exhibited, we are witness not only to the fascinating human aspect of a woman who was both actress and princess, but also to the culture, fashion, ideas and contradictions of a whole era. An era that started in the 1940’s and 50’s, when there was a strong desire to live without thinking about the war that had just finished and it was ‘normal’ that a woman, successful actress and Oscar winner, left America and her career for love.

Hôtel de Ville, Salle Saint-Jean – 5, rue Lobau, F- 75004 Paris.
Free entrance every day 10am to 7pm except Sundays and public holidays


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