A fascinating exhibition that chronicles the reconstruction of the railway line through Monaco was inaugurated by HSH Prince Albert and HSH Princess Stéphanie on Tuesday evening.

“Undergrounding the railway line, 1958 – 1999” tells the story of the moving underground of the railway line through Monaco.

The exhibition will be in place until December 31, as part of the commemorations of the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III.

While the open-air railway, which served Monaco and the Monte-Carlo from 1868, winding along the seaside, literally cut the territory of the Principality in two, the move underground released land for development and the creation of green spaces.

Thomas Fouilleron, director of the Archives and Library of the Prince’s Palace, and Vincent Vatrican, are responsible for a richly documented retrospective on the impressive project which, in two stages, lasted forty-one years, to be completed during the Jubilee Year of Prince Rainier III in 1999.