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Visit of H.S.H. the Prince to Haut-Rhin

As part of his regular visits to territories historically linked to his family, H.S.H. Prince Albert II visited the Haut-Rhin region on Wednesday, October 20. 

Fifteen years after a first trip to Ferrette, in 2006, on the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the county, the Sovereign once again visited this Alsacian village in order to inaugurate the Re-Naissance museum space, located on the first floor of the Town Hall. 

Welcomed in the middle of the morning by the sub-prefect of Altkirch, Amelle Ghayou, and the mayor of the town, Corinne Rabault, the Prince discovered the history of Ferrette and an exhibition dedicated to the Mazarin family in this cultural centre set up by the "Trésors de Ferrette" association. 

The links between Monaco and Ferrette date back to 1777, when the future Prince Honoré IV of Monaco married Louise d'Aumont, heiress of Cardinal Mazarin, to whom the King of France Louis XIV had granted the county in 1659.

Welcomed in the municipality of Feldbach at the beginning of the afternoon by the mayor Sylvie Renger, H.S.H. the Prince concluded this trip in the Sundgau, a region of southern Alsace at the crossroads of Switzerland and Germany, with a guided tour of the church of Saint-Jacques, a Romanesque jewel testifying to the existence of a Cluniac priory founded in 1145 by the Count of Ferrette, Frederic I, to be the necropolis of his family.

Visit of H.S.H. the Prince to Haut-Rhin