Secrets of History takes you to Monaco to discover an incredible adventurer: Albert Iuh, nicknamed the navigator prince. Also discover an exceptional interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Great-great-grandfather of the current sovereign Albert II, he spent almost thirty years of his life traveling the seas of the globe, from the Azores to the Caribbean via Cape Verde and the polar regions of the Arctic. .
Initiating the main oceanographic campaigns at the end of the 19th centuryand century, a pioneer in many fields, he also made Le Rocher the place of all innovations, notably by organizing one of the first seaplane meetings and the flight of a helicopter prototype.
With his wife Princess Alice, Albert Iuh gives the Principality an unprecedented artistic influence. A fervent pacifist, he did not hesitate to intervene personally with Emperor William II to try to avoid the First World War. A humanist, modern and visionary prince, he was one of the very first to warn of the need to preserve the environment and in particular the oceans.
Stéphane Bern takes you on a discovery of the magnificent salons of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the majestic Oceanographic Museum and the sumptuous Salle Garnier of the Monte-Carlo Opera. But above all, you will discover a place where the camera has never filmed: the Château de Marchais, in Picardy, the most secret residence of the Grimaldi family.
With the participation of
Albert II of Monaco
Jacqueline Carpine-Lancre, historian
Stéphane Lamotte, historian
Yvan Gastaut, historian
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Archives and the Library of the Palace of Monaco
Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute
Alain Quella-Villéger, historian