Via a comic book from the Explora collection, you will be able to find out about the amazing destiny of “Sailor Prince” Albert I, pioneer of modern oceanography and great-great-grandfather of the current Prince of Monaco.
Nobility is not just a matter of heredity
In this album, science and adventure go hand in hand. It was produced in partnership with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, which was founded by Albert I.
It’s the late 19th century … An intrepid young aristocrat, Crown Prince Albert I of Monaco, dreams of only one thing – going to sea. It would only take him a few years to learn the craft of sailing and own his own small boat, L’Hirondelle.
Keen to make himself useful to the world, he soon decided to dedicate his time and his ship to oceanographic work. By revealing the secrets of the depths, he sought to better understand mankind. But this thirst for knowledge, this humanist impetus for progress and peace, would unfortunately be confronted with a world where, at the dawn of the Great War, science was used mainly to destroy …
Author: Philippe Thirault
Scriptwriter: Christian Clot:
Format: 240 x 320 mm, 64 pages
Originally published at VisitMonaco.com