25 June 2020
Former Strongholds Of The Grimaldis Of Monaco
Printing process: Offset
Size of the stamp: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations
In 2015, on the occasion of the commemoration of the tercentenary of the Alliance of Grimaldi and Matignon, Jean-Claude Guibal, Deputy-Mayor of Menton, President of the France-Monaco Friendship Group of the National Assembly, took the initiative to create a network associating the former strongholds of the Grimaldis in France but also in Italy. On July 10, 2015, the association was officially launched in Menton at the Palais de Carnolès, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II who is its Honorary President. Over a hundred municipalities in France and Italy have a shared history with the Grimaldi Family. The aim of the association is to publicize the old ties that unite them to the Principality of Monaco. It aims to bring together, enhance and promote these sites at cultural and tourist levels.