Visit the Library

Visit the Princess Grace Irish Library

During your visit of the Princess Grace Irish Library, we offer a tour of the many literary and artistic treasures that adorn the shelves and walls. Amongst these treasures are the rare books and music sheets about Ireland that Princess Grace collected throughout her lifetime.  

The paternal grandfather of the Princess, John Kelly was born in county Mayo in Ireland and emigrated to the USA in 1867 aged 20 years old, where he started his family.

Grace Kelly was born in 1929 in Philadelphia and married Prince Rainier III in 1956.

To finish off the tour we propose a documentary « Her Name was Grace Kelly » that takes viewers onto a voyage of the Princess’ life as a young girl, actress, wife, mother, and philanthropist.

Just drop in for a visit. For groups larger than 10 people, please reserve your visit in advance on

While the entry to the library and guided tours are free, we do welcome donations of any kind towards the charity Fondation Princesse Grace.


Princess Grace Irish Library

9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine
MC 98000 Principality of Monaco
Tel + 377 93 50 12 25

Additional information

• Opening hours non-stop: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 (except Friday closes at 16:00).
• Internet: Free for readers with laptops. The Library does not provide computers.


•The rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine is to the right of the Chocolaterie de Monaco. Library GPS 43°43’52.69”N 7°25’25.29”E.
• Disabled access: There is a kerb and two steps up from street level.
  A pair of wheelchair access ramps can be put in place on request.
• Car park: Car park: Parking des Pêcheurs - GPS 43°43’53.32”N 7°25’38.23”E. An 8-minute walk from the Library.
• Urban bus: Take buses 1 or 2 to “Monaco-Ville / Musées / Palais” and disembark at the terminus on Place de la Visitation.
• Regional bus network: N° 100 or Nice X'Pres (100), Place d'Armes
• Train: Monaco-Monte-Carlo
  Take Monaco-Ville / Fontvielle exit at the western end of the platform.

For more information about how to access the PGIL click HERE.