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MONACO: BUILDING A ROYAL PALACE

Built on a cliff more than 60 meters high, the Prince's Palace dominates Monaco and overlooks the sea. The construction work that started in 1215 and is still in progress today was a major challenge at the time: the construction of an imposing fortress to defend the Genoese Republic from potential attacks by its enemies. 
 
What structures were imagined and designed to protect and make this fortress autonomous in the event of a siege? How could the master builders and workers of the time have built such deep foundations in this massive rock? Discover the story of this adventure spanning nearly seven centuries through this unprecedented documentary, with the House of Grimaldi as its echo and setting.

Direction: Fabrice Buysschaert 

Production: Patrick Spica Productions for RMC Découverte

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