The association Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco was inaugurated on Thursday, January 18, in Menton, with the unveiling of the first in a series of plaques commemorating strong associations with Monaco and the Grimaldi family.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Honorary President Prince Albert and Jean-Claude Guibal, Mayor of Menton and Founder and President of the association, as well as many other personalities.
Created in 2015, on the occasion of the celebration of the tercentenary of the Alliance between the Grimaldis and Matignon, the association aims to build a network of ancient Grimaldi sites testifying to the friendship between France and Monaco and consequently to promote these places in terms of culture, heritage and tourism.
With this in mind, the first meeting of the Grimaldi Historic Sites of Monaco will be held in Monaco on June 23 and 24, to present their cultural heritage, craftsmanship and common history.
Also present at the unveiling of the plaque were Colette Giudicelli, Senator of Alpes-Maritimes, Vice-President of the General Council of Alpes-Maritimes, HE Marine de Carne-Trecesson, Ambassador of France, Msgr Bernard Barsi, Archbishop of Monaco, Isabelle Rosabrunetto Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco and Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Library of the Prince’s Palace.