Carnet Mondain

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Carnet Mondain
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PublisherLes Editions CLB s.a.
Published1983-today, every December
Media typePrint and web

The Carnet Mondain (French for Social Notebook) of Belgium is a directory[1] featuring high society[2][1][3] (nobility and upper bourgeoisie), Belgian or foreign, established in Belgium, as well as members of Belgian families established abroad.[2] It is equivalent to the Social Register in the United States. Its tagline is "the Familial and Social Belgium" (French: la Belgique Familiale et Mondaine).[4] It also publishes the coats of arms of these families, when armigerous.


This work, which was an initiative of Prince Charles-Louis of Merode, has the advantage of clearly showing the ties of descent between people (up to two degrees). This directory coexists with the High Life de Belgique, which pursues similar objectives.


Persons wishing to be registered, must submit a written candidacy request supported by three unrelated persons included in previous editions. These new applications are then submitted to the Carnet Mondain admissions committee, which rules in full independence.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Debroux, Tatiana; Decroly, Jean-Michel; Deligne, Chloé; Galand, Michèle; Loir, Christophe; Van Criekingen, Mathieu (2007). "Spaces of residence of the nobility in Brussels (18th-20th century)". Belgian Journal of Geography: 441–452.
  2. ^ a b c "A notre propos". Carnet mondain.
  3. ^ "Carnet mondain". Le Soir Plus (in French). 2018-02-23. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  4. ^ "Welcome page". Carnet mondain.