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The Incredible Story of Rembrandt’s Stolen Masterpiece

Stolen Rembrandt

Stolen on the 13th of July, 1999, during a military parade, the painting ‘Child with a soap bubble’ was returned to the municipal museum of Draguignan in March, 2014. Rembrandt of Draguignan The incredible robbery of Rembrandt’s painting “Child with a Soap Bubble”, later found in Nice, and its restitution are the subject of a documentary aired this evening on …

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Sculpture park – Fontvieille – Part IV

A Rider

There are still sculptures whose history we have not yet been revealed to you here and they are all decorating various gardens and parks of Monaco. In this final article in our series on sculpture, our walk in Fontvieille park is coming to an end. Today we will begin with Roberto Barney, an Italian sculptor living in Florence. He offered …

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New Year’s Eve around the World

New Year’s Eve in Monaco

Bringing in the New Year is a special occasion celebrated around the world. The moment is always joyous, but traditions differ country to country and are sometimes surprising. Let’s go on a small trip around the planet on the 31st of December at midnight… Down Under Australia is the first country to celebrate New Year’s Day. In Sydney, on the …

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Sculpture park – Fontvieille – Part III

Motophant elephant

HelloMonaco continues to tell you about the history of sculptures which decorate the gardens and parks of Monaco. These sculptures hidden in the park of Fontvieille are masterpieces by different modern artists from all corners of the globe. The strange elephant by the name of “Motophant” will appear on your path while you walk in the Fontvieille park. Let’s stop …

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HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN FRANCE: HISTORY AND TRADITIONS

Winter Holidays in France

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Christmas traditions in France, this article will provide some answers. So just how are the French celebrations different from the Monegasques on this most solemn day of the year? Just like in Monaco, France starts to celebrate its Christmas on 4 December, St. Barbara’s Day, and continues as far …

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Fontvieille Sculptures: Part 2

The Sitting Couple

HelloMonaco continues its series about the history of sculptures in the gardens and parks of Monaco. Sometimes the fanciful creations of architects are hidden from the eyes of curious tourists, and only an experienced observer will be able to recognise them in the shade of green trees. Today we will tell you about sculptures from the Fontvieille garden which is …

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The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates their 160 year anniversary

Philharmonic Orchestra

Artistic and Musical Director Kazuki Yamada designed his programme in the Salle Garnier with the year 1856 in mind This year marks a very special anniversary for the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The year 1856 was the year Monaco’s symphony orchestra was born, and also marks the death of composer Robert Schumann. These two events unrelated events were brought into play …

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Sculpture park – Fontvieille – Part one

Adam and Eve

HelloMonaco opens a series of publications devoted to the history of the sculptures adorning the gardens and parks of Monaco. Sometimes the whimsical creations of architects are hidden from the eyes of curious tourists and only an experienced observer can see them amongst the green of the trees. Today we will be discovering the sculpture park of Fontvieille. At the …

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Spirit of Jazz: 3 Reasons to Visit the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival

It’s the home stretch for the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival and the eleventh annual event will continue through Saturday. In this last week, the programming is exciting and eclectic, with true jazz legends, the up and coming icons of a younger generation … and even singer-songwriter Robert Charlebois, a prominent musical artist, though not normally linked to jazz. There are so …

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“Baroque Christmas” in Chapel of the Visitation

Baroque Christmas

“NOELS BAROQUES”/ “Baroque Christmas” – on Tuesday, December 6 and Friday, December 9, 2016 – Chapel of the Visitation at 8.30 pm Since 2011, the Direction on Cultural Affairs of the Principality presents baroque music concerts at the Chapel of the Visitation all through the month of December. This year the program is centered around the major event in the …

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