throughout the ages
It is said that smart alecks had made a false charter* in the 15th century, which sang the praises of an imaginary character: Gibelin of Grimaldi. The latter would have lived in the 11th century.
Moreover, the resemblance between Grimaud and Grimaldi helps, of course, to give life to this incredible legend.
Not to mention the presence of the Grimaldis of Monaco from the 14th century on Provence. The family extended its power over the region, which confused the issue.
Although some would have liked it, the Grimaldis never became lords of Grimaud. But it’s never too late for an invitation to discover our wonderful village, right?
* charter: a text that brings together the rights and privileges granted to a community. For our region, lacking in ancient texts, the few charters that exist allow us to get a glimpse of life at that time.