Grandson of Honoré III and son of Honoré IV, Honoré V (1778-1841) was named, after the restoration of 1814, member of the House of Peers by king Louis XVIII. At once a member of the French Parliament and a sovereign, on the death of his father in 1819, he picked up on the project of his grandfather to diversify economic resources and encouraged the installation of factories. He also pushed opportunities for tourism.
However, the lack of a market for local products, the omnipresence of the State and the lack of presence of the sovereign created tensions, especially in Menton. The sovereign ended up pacifying Menton before going forward with his effort to provide the Principality with amenities. By his own admission he “desired to do good” but “did not manage to”, despite his philanthropic ideals.
1778 - 1841