Pierre Dartout

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Pierre Dartout
Pierre Dartout 2017.jpg
24th Prime Minister of Monaco
Assumed office
1 September 2020
MonarchAlbert II
Preceded bySerge Telle
Personal details
Born (1954-04-09) 9 April 1954 (age 68)
Limoges, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materÉcole nationale d'administration
Sciences Po

Pierre Dartout (born 9 April 1954) is a French civil servant who has served as Prime Minister of Monaco since 2020 under Prince Albert II.[1][2][3] He previously served as a prefect in France from 1997 to 2020. His first posting was in French Guiana. Upon the announcement of his appointment in Monaco, he was in office in Bouches-du-Rhône. Dartout held key positions in the prefecture corps from 1980.[1]


Dartout pursued his degree in law at Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies). He completed his military service in 1977. He enrolled at the École nationale d'administration from 1978 to 1980. After graduating from the ENA (École nationale d'administration) he pursued his career in public administration in 1980.[4]

He served as a prefect of French Guiana from 1995 to 1997. He then served as the prefect of Pyrénées-Orientales from 1998 to 2000. After resigning from Pyrénées-Orientales, he served as the prefect of Drôme from 2000 to 2002. He also had a brief stint as the prefect of Pyrénées-Atlantiques from 2002 to 2004. He served as the prefect of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Bouches du Rhone from 2017 to 2020.[5] On 24 August 2020, he resigned from the position of prefect of Bouches du Rhone after being officially announced as the next Prime Minister.[6]

On 15 May 2020, Dartout was chosen by Albert II, as the Prime Minister.[7] He took the oath and assumed his duties as the 25th Prime Minister of Monaco on 1 September 2020, succeeding Serge Telle.[8][6] The swearing in ceremony was held before the presence of Prince Albert II at the Prince's Palace. Prior to his appointment, he served as the prefect of Provence-Alpes-Côte d' Azur and Bouches du Rhone.


  1. ^ a b "Préfet de la région PACA, Pierre Dartout prendra ses fonctions à Monaco comme ministre d'Etat le 1er septembre". France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (in French). Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  2. ^ "Pierre Dartout, prefect of the PACA region, must succeed Serge Telle as Minister of State". La Gazette. 15 May 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  3. ^ Brun, Raphaël (15 May 2020). "Pierre Dartout, futur ministre d'Etat". Monaco Hebdo. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Pierre Dartout - Who's Who". www.whoswho.fr (in French). Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  5. ^ "Pierre Dartout, futur ministre d'Etat". Monaco Hebdo (in French). 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  6. ^ a b "New Minister of State is Sworn in during Uncertain Times". HelloMonaco. 2020-09-04. Retrieved 2020-09-16.
  7. ^ Casanova, Christophe (16 May 2020). "Pierre Dartout va devenir chef du gouvernement de Monaco". La Marseillaise. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  8. ^ France, Centre (2020-05-17). "Nomination - Natif de Limoges, Pierre Dartout est nommé chef du gouvernement de Monaco par le prince Albert II". www.lepopulaire.fr. Retrieved 2020-09-16.

Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Monaco
Succeeded by