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Ventimiglia: medieval Italian town next to Monaco


Ventimiglia is a small Italian town, 30 minutes away from Monaco, just on the border of France and Italy. It is mainly known for its small but colorful food market (Mercato) open every day of the week. A selection of fresh vegetables and herbs, sundried tomatoes, huge bags of pasta, clusters of smoked sausage and ham, chunks of parmesan and …

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This Season in The Princess Grace Theatre: personal plays and hilarious masterpieces

Momo by Sébastien Thiery,

The Princess Grace Theatre continues its season with no fewer than twelve shows until May. A rich, varied and highly anticipated program. A piece from a Woody Allen film, ‘Husbands and Wives’ (extended for a second date on the 30th of April) kicked off the second part of the season in January. Several more large pieces of theatre are being …

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La Turbie: small paradise on Earth next to Monaco

La Turbie

Not everyone knows the small town of La Turbie on the French Riviera. It is overshadowed by both the beauty of Monaco and the popularity of Nice. But if you do slow down on your way from Nice to Monaco, you would fall in love with this place. From time immemorial, LaTurbie has been a junction connecting Rome to France, …

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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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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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