Official opening of Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco
Le Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco (Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School) was officially opened on 14 May 2013 by T.S.H. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, in the presence of numerous personalities*.
Highlights of the opening were, successively, the blessing of the school by Mgr Barsi, a speech by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, and the unveiling of two plaques:
- The Lycée Technique et Hôtelier plaque at the entrance
- A plaque dedicated to Charles Scotto, former Monegasque head chef, in the Cordon d’Or kitchens
As the Sovereign Prince noted in his speech: "Delivery of this building is part of the effort to continuously improve educational resources for the benefit of our young people [...] this new, bright building is equipped with specialist classrooms to offer pupils the best possible preparation for their future careers".
Opened on 4 March 2013, Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco caters for 474 pupils taught by 73 teachers and supported by 41 administrative staff.
*Including: Mgr Bernard Barsi, Archbishop, H.E. Mr Michel Roger, Minister of State, Philippe Narmino, Secretary of Justice, Michel Mourou, President of the Crown Council, Paul Masseron, Minister of Interior, Stéphane Valeri, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development, Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, Valérie Corporandy, Deputy Director of Education, Youth and Sport, Robert Ghenassia, Head of Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School, Yvette Lambin-Berti, Ambassador to UNESCO, Laurent Nouvion, President of the National Council, Georges Marsan, Mayor of Monaco, Hugues Moret, French Ambassador to Monaco, and Claire Lovisi, Rector of the Nice Education Authority.
Inauguration of the monumental family tree of the Princes of Monaco
Late in the morning of Monday 19 September, H.S.H. Prince Albert II officially unveiled a monumental family tree of the Princes of Monaco in the atrium of Lycée technique et hôtelier de Monaco.
Created in 1970 in the Palace workshops under the aegis of Prince Rainier III for the former Museum of Napoleonic Souvenirs and the Palace Archives, it is decorated with the coats of arms of the main families that have been allied with the Grimaldis since the twelfth century.
Now intended to teach school pupils about the history of Monaco and its dynasty, it has been restored, reviewed and updated, up to the royal children, H.S.H. Hereditary Prince Jacques, the Marquis of Baux, and H.S.H. Princess Gabriella, the Countess of Carladès.
To mark the occasion, Madame Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, presented the Sovereign and H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover with the new revised and updated edition of the History of Monaco textbook, written by the Curator of the Palace Archives and Library Mr Thomas Fouilleron, which was recently published.