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Sculptures of Monaco: a walk at the Place of Casino

Sky Mirror

HelloMonaco continues its series on the hidden treasures dotted around the Principality of Monaco, artistic gems that embellish the streets and gardens. Many that you might not take a notice of but which we bring to light in this unique series. We’ve strolled with you already in Fontvieille, along the Larvotto and in the Condamine district to discover different wonderful …

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Sculptures of Monaco: a walk along the Larvotto

“The Fisherman”

We previously introduced you to the remarkable sculptures found in Fontvieille Park and Condamine area, however, the Principality also takes pride in other works of art lost in the shade of its trees. If you stroll around Monaco, you will easily find more than just one beautiful sculpture. Today we will tell you about the history of these statues, forever …

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Postcards of the past – a rare glimpse of 19th century Monaco

The Monte-Carlo Casino

Straight from the archives of the Washington Congress library, these old photographs show the Principality of Monaco in a way not often seen. And to top it off they are in colour. Captured  between 1890 and 1900 and coloured using a process called “Photochrome”, these photos offer a stroll through time, amongst unrecognizable landscapes, emblematic buildings and missing works. The …

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La Condamine Sculptures: continuing the walk

Sainte Devote

HelloMonaco continues its series on the splendid sculptures hidden around Monaco with part two of the treasures tucked away in the Condamine area, works of art that hold great significance and have very intriguing historical backgrounds. Nestled amongst the flowerbeds in-between the entrance to the Monaco train station and the Church of Sainte Devote, there is another intriguing sculpture. It …

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Taking a look at the Prince’s Palace of Monaco

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the resplendent official residence of the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Prince Albert II, and of his wife, Princess Charlene and their twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. Although Monaco has existed since ancient times, it wasn’t until 1191 that a residence was built – initially as a fortress of the Genoese granted by the …

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La Condamine Sculptures: start of the route

Mornar

This article is part of the HelloMonaco series devoted to the historical and alluring sculptures that adorn the gardens and pedestrian areas in Monaco. We’ve already strolled among Fontveille sculptures and now we invite you to join us in another pleasant walk. This time we will be exploring the Condamine quarter, discovering the art that is nestled in the side streets of …

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Legendary Wine Cellar under the Hotel de Paris

The Hôtel de Paris Wine Cellar

Tour of the Legendary Wine Cellar under the Hotel de Paris “Our wish is to preserve the exclusivity of this exceptional place. I put myself at the entrance and I do it all day [laughs],”says the chief wine waiter of the Hotel de Paris, Patrice Frank, as he opens the doors to the sanctuary. “We are lucky to have 1,500 …

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The Alley of Football Fame in Monaco

Champions Promenade

Monaco has a special place to honor excellence in football and this place is otherwise known as the Champions Promenade. A leisurely walk around Grimaldi Forum in Monaco takes you across a long path of imprints of bare feet. This is a surprising sight for a tourist, but the locals would immediately recognize their Champions Promenade. Just like in Hollywood, …

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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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