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Inside Monaco Cathedral the most notable things are the altarpiece by Nicoise Louis Brea ca.1500, and the massive Episcopal throne carved in white Carrara marble. In addition are various other works of art, some held in the vestry and not on public display.

The cathedral has four bells, three of which were blessed by Mgr Gilles Barthe, Bishop of Monaco, in 1960. These were Religious (275 kg), Nicole (460 kg), and Marie Immaculate (1050 kg). The fourth bell, Benedicta, was added in 1997 as part of the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldis to Monaco and the 750th anniversary of the first parochial church.

In 1956 Prince Rainier famously married Hollywood actress Grace Kelly in Monaco Cathedral.

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