The Princess Grace Irish Library, under the
aegis of the Princess Grace of Monaco Foundation, is one of the hidden cultural
treasures of the Principality. The library allows users to borrow English-language
books, works by Irish writers, and also houses a collection of beautiful
reference works and items of historical value.
The Library is a tribute to Princess Grace's
attachment to her Irish origins. It houses her personal collection or Irish
books, and also has a dedicated children's area, with Irish books for
younger readers and colouring kits. The Library is open all year round, including during the school holidays (it closes on 25 December, public holidays, and the month of August).
also has “Monaco Safe” certification!
Open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Princess Grace Irish Library offers free tours (lasting around 15 minutes) from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During these tours, you will discover the different literary and artistic treasures to be found on the shelves of the Library, which include the collections of musical scores and books once owned by Princess Grace, all with an Irish connection.
At the end of the tour, visitors are invited to watch the documentary “Her Name was Grace”, which recounts the story of her life as an actress, mother, and Princess.
- groups of under 10 people: no advance booking required
- groups of 10 people and over: book in advance by contacting: [email protected]
For more information about Library tours, click here.
Princess Grace Irish Library
Under the aegis of the Princess Grace Foundation
9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine
MC 98000 Principauté de Monaco