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The Military History of Prince Louis II

Prince Albert II at Prince Louis II exhibition

In this article, HelloMonaco will share with you some history pages about the Prince of Monaco Louis II and his military service before he ascended to the throne of the Principality. Prince Louis II and the great war are both part of an exhibition in Jonchery-sur-Vesle, commemorating the centenary of the battle of Chemin des Dames.  Through historical documents, photographs …

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Treasures from the Archives: “Many Princesses of Monaco were Visitandines”


Olivia Antoni, curator at the Prince’s Palace Archives told about the history of the Visitandines in Monaco. You have researched this subject at length for your book.  How did the Visitandines arrive here in the Principality, and what is their link with the Lycée Albert Premier? The Visitandines arrived in 1663, and they have a long history. What many people …

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Prince Honore III: one of the longest reigns in European history

Prince Honore III

Prince Honore III was born on November 10, 1720 and after coming to the Monegasque throne in 1733 he reigned for nearly 60 years; one of the longest reigns in European history. He came to the throne just after turning 14 when his father, Prince Jacques I, abdicated. Prince Honore III spent much of his time away on campaign with …

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Medieval village of Eze: Phoenicians of the French Riviera


Today’s “Monaco Neighbour” is the medieval village of Eze, perched in the mountains between Nice and Monaco. Like a phoenix nest, it rises 427 meters above the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This very mythical bird is depicted on the coat of arms of Eze along with the saying “Isis Moriendo Renascor” which means, “When dying, I am reborn”. This place is …

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Web Series: Special Virago Evening with Aude GG

Библиотека Луи Нотари

Web Series: Special Virago Evening with Aude GG on Monday 19 June, at 6.30 pm Médiathèque de Monaco. A virago is a “warrior woman, strong and courageous, a heroine.” Aude Gogny-Goubert pays tribute to those women who have changed history in their own way, and to whom we do not pay enough homage. Aude Gogny-Goubert’s project takes the form of videos …

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