Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Open Palace With a Special Surprise

Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Same procedure as every year... Once again the Grand Ducal Family is opening the doors of the palais grand-ducal to the general public while they are on holiday in the south of France and around the world. In addition to be able to see the stunning interiors of the official residence of the Grand Duke, there is a special treat this year - the Elie Saab wedding gown of the Hereditary Grand Duchess is on display in one of the rooms.

The palais will be open between 15 July and 31 August, on all days of the week apart from Wednesdays. In not the most surprising move of the week in the multi-lingual Grand Duchy, the tours are offered in Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Dutch. Adults pay seven euros, children half of that. As it has become a tradition, all profits go to the Fondation du Grand-Duc et de la Grand-Duchesse. (More information can be found on the website of the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.)

Before the official opening to the general public, Luxembourgish school classes were allowed to visit the palais and RTL has accompanied one of them (starting at 16:30). The cour grand-ducale also has a bunch of pictures of the young visitors exploring the Grand Duke's official residence.

Source: Cour grand-ducale

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