History

Churchill et Monaco

Winston Churchill was the saviour of Europe during the Second World War, and undoubtedly one of the greatest politicians of the 20th century. But this officer, MP, minister, writer, mason, farmer, painter, journalist, Prime Minister, strategist and diplomat was also...

  • 2002
  • François Kersaudy
  • French

Colette et Monaco

Jean des Cars is the author whose works have been translated into several languages. He has written biographies and historical accounts, including Louis II of Bavaria; Sissi ou la fatalité; Eugénie, la dernière impératrice; Haussmann, la gloire du Second Empire...

  • 1997
  • Jean Des Cars
  • French

HISTOIRE DE MONACO

This second, revised and expanded edition of the “Histoire de Monaco” textbook, published in 2010, is aimed at pupils in Monaco’s classroms, but also at anyone with a close or distant interest in the rich history of the Principality. A...

  • 2016
  • Thomas Fouilleron
  • French

Histoire de Monaco (Que sais-je?)

The first pocket encyclopaedia founded in 1941 by Paul Angoulvent, translated into 43 languages, with more than 160 million copies of the French edition, the Que sais-je? collection is one of the largest international databases, put together for the general...

  • 1997
  • Jean-Baptiste Robert
  • French

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo

In the Spirit of Monte Carlo chronicles the 700-year-old Grimaldi dynasty, the artists and socialites who first brought the luxury and glamour, the fairy-tale story of how Hollywood darling Grace Kelly attracted the celebrity spotlight, the city’s vibrant arts and...

  • 2014
  • Pamela Fiori
  • English

La légende du cinéma à Monaco

One fine day in 1954, a series of beautiful shots from Hitchcock’s film To Catch a Thief showed Grace Kelly, a renowned Hollywood star, discovering the Principality of Monaco. A premonition of what was to come. The actress, seated in...

  • 2007
  • Henry-Jean Servat
  • French

Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle

A rollicking narrative history of Monte Carlo, capturing its nineteenth-century rise as the world’s first modern casino-resort and its Jazz Age heyday as infamous playground of the rich. Monte Carlo has long been known as a dazzling playground for the...

  • 2016
  • Mark Braude
  • English

Monaco and Monte Carlo

This book, first published in 1912, is a fascinating and very detailed portrait of the principality of Monte Carlo a little over a century ago. The writer, Adolphe Smith, seems to have had excellent contacts in Monaco, and was able...

  • 1912
  • Adolphe Smith
  • English

Monaco, Eight Centuries of Art and Architecture

A 208-page, three-language book in three languages, illustrated by nearly 130 photographs, this edition is a true tribute to Monaco’s architectural and artistic heritage. Discover the many facets, from the Italian Renaissance frescoes of the Palace, to the audacity of...

  • 2003
  • Luca Sassi
  • French, Italian, English

Monaco, un pays ensoleillé dirigé par un prince magnifique

Despite joining the Council of Europe, Monaco remains a democratic sham. For twelve months, Didier Laurens ran the principality’s main weekly newspaper. In this role, he was able to observe all the workings of this mini-country, a place where no...

  • 2007
  • Didier Laurens
  • French

Murder in Monte Carlo

Early on the morning of August 5, 1907 the 5.38 train from Monte Carlo pulled into the Marseilles station of Gare De Saint Charles. From the Monte Carlo train and across the platform a trunk and valise with a forwarding...

  • 2011
  • Michael Sheridan
  • English

The Grimaldis of Monaco: Centuries of Scandal, Years of Grace

The Grimaldis of Monaco tells in full the remarkable history of the world’s oldest reigning dynasty. For nearly eight hundred years, from the elegant Genoese Rainier I to the current Prince Albert II, the Grimaldis—“an ambitious, hot-blooded, unscrupulous race, swift...

  • 2017
  • Anne Edwards
  • English

The History of Monaco

The history of the Principality of Monaco dates back to the Middle Ages, when the destiny of this tiny state intermingled with that of the Grimaldis, from Italy. During the night of 8th January, the Grimaldis captured the Rock and...

  • 1997
  • Marc Bourgne
  • French, English

The Royal House of Monaco: Dynasty of Glamour, Tragedy and Scandal

n all its glittering splendor and decadence, here is the uncensored story of a family bred for glory, and destined for tragedy. The jewel in the crown of Europe’s lush Cote D’Azur, the fiercely independent principality of Monaco gleams like...

  • 1998
  • John Glatt
  • English