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Monaco Pavilion


Monaco Pavilion

THEME: Monaco Past Present and Future: The Challenges of an Evolving City-State

PAVILION: The façade of the Pavilion features several blue light rings of water to illustrate the country’s attachment to its coastal environment. The 2000 square meter Pavilion is four times the size of the actual country – just kidding! Every day at different times, different magical images can be seen on the water rings. This design helps to reduce temperatures in the heat of summer to lower electricity usage.

Monaco Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Upon entering the Pavilion, visitors will see two short videos including a welcoming address from H.S.H. Albert II. From there, visitors will be ushered into a theater where they will see a six-minute animated movie, “Monaco – A Rock for Eternity” produced exclusively for the Expo. An extraordinary adventure will unfold, taking visitors back to prehistoric times. The cinema accommodates 250 viewers at a time and will be equipped by a 56 meter high definition screen. Leaving the theater, visitors will walk down the promenade, a representation of the typical old streets of Monaco to discover the city and its flora and fauna.

Monaco Pavilion

Visitors then arrive in the Formula One exhibit, dedicated to the world famous Monaco Grand Prix from its beginnings in 1929 to modern times. A movie will give visitors the experience of driving their own car on a lap tour of the circuit. Following the Grand Prix adventure, a portrait gallery of the Grimaldi family from their beginnings up through Prince Rainier III and the glamorous and beautiful Princess Grace up through the current sovereign H.S.H. Albert II is on display. The final section of the exhibit is on Sustainable Development which develops the ecological actions of the H.S.H. Albert II Foundation with an interactive globe installation, videos and projections and at last, a luxury car prototype: the new Venturi Volage. As visitors exit the Pavilion, they will be able to get tourism and general information about Monaco at an efficiently-staffed information desk.

Monaco Pavilion

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: The souvenir shop sells the Monaco Grand Prix hat, Expo pins, gold commemorative ceramic bowls and plates, featured postcards, stamps and other interesting souvenirs.

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