He has a date at the casino. But that of Luchon, in Haute-Garonne. Prince Albert II of Monaco is expected this Tuesday in the Pyrenees, to unveil an unknown part of his family’s history and pay tribute to the great-grandfather to whom he owes his first name, Albert I, whose Rock commemorates the centenary of his death. . A curious mind, nicknamed “the learned prince”, the man left the memory of his oceanographic expeditions. But he also spent the last ten years of his life exploring the Pyrenees, walking, hunting, fishing and campaigning for the preservation of the natural heritage of the massif. Albert I even had the intuition for the creation of the Pyrenees Natural Park, which would only materialize fifty years after his death.
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It is therefore at the casino of Luchon, the “Queen of the Pyrenees” that an exhibition traces the peregrinations, reflections and discoveries of the prince, through writings, video (already) and sound documents, and objects which have traveled with him. It is on view until September 15.