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Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting is back

Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting is back

By Cassandra Tanti - May 10, 2022

Three sites in France with historic links to the Grimaldi family will showcase their traditions for all the public to enjoy during the annual Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting at the Palace square in June.

Following diplomatic agreements or matrimonial alliances, the Princes of Monaco acquired titles such as Duc de Valentinois, Marquis des Baux, Comte de Carladès, Baron de Saint-Lô, Comte de Longjumeau, and Sire de Matignon. As a result, nearly 150 sites in France and Italy maintain links, woven over the centuries, with the Grimaldi Family.

In order to continue this relationship, Prince Albert wanted a certain number of them to meet every year.

After two years of absence due to the health crisis, the third edition of the Grimaldi Historic Sites Meeting of Monaco will be held on 4th and 5th June at the square outside the Prince’s Palace.

For this new edition, three sites will be present: La Manche – with Saint-Lô, Hambye, Torigny-les-Villes, Granville, Moyon, Percy-en-Normandie and Cherbourg, the Territoire de Belfort – with Belfort and Giromagny, and the Alpes-Maritimes – with Cagnes-sur-Mer, La Turbie, Antibes-Juan-les-Pins, Puget-Théniers and Peille.

Over two days, each will present its unique offerings such as crafts, folklore, culinary specialties and traditional entertainment.

Another highlight is the sound and light show projected on the facade of the Prince’s Palace on Saturday 4th June at around 10.15pm.

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Photo of the 2019 meeting by Eric Mathon, Prince’s Palace




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