Monaco’s Naval Museum is the result of one man’s passion. From a very early age, Professor Claude Pallanca dreamed of sailing and meticulously built model ships. During his military service, he was assigned to the Jeanne d’Arc as a dental surgeon, where he established friendships with many sailors and naval officers, and his passion for boats and the sea grew.
A little history
Over the years, he gathered and built a remarkable collection, which, thanks to assistance from H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the Monegasque Government and the friendship of His Excellency Mr Bernard Fautrier and Mr Charles Ballerio, culminated in 1993 in the creation of the Naval Museum, a veritable encyclopaedia of all things maritime.
An extraordinary col...