Preserving the national heritage

The Conseil National opened its spring session with a proposed law to protect Monaco's heritage.

At the beginning of May the Conseil National opened its spring session. After a tribute to the recently deceased ex-Minister of State Jean-Paul Proust, discussion moved on to the proposed law that aims to protect the national heritage of Monaco. Guillaume Rose presented the legislation, explaining its need in the face of around 50 years of continued destruction of buildings, and the current threat to the Sporting d'Hiver.

The proposal's definition of heritage is all-encompassing, including monuments as well as valuable and significant evidence of past and present architecture and town planning. In addition, the law aims to protect the landscape, buildings, archeology and excavations. After receiving unanimous support from members of parliament, it has now been submitted to the Government, which will reply within 6 months.

Conseil National : a law to protect Monaco's heritage