Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet was a French composer best known for his
operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early
20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era.
This statue stands, where it should, outside Monte Carlo's opera house, which is to our left.
Today, Monaco doesn't look like this photo - it's raining heavily and has been for days ...