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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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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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Where to go in Monaco: Prince’s Palace

Where to go in Monaco: Prince’s Palace

The Prince’s Palace located in Monaco-Ville has been the official residence of Monaco’s rulers for more than 700 years. The Renaissance style prevails in the palace’s architecture, but the towers of the ancient fortress, built in the 13th century by the Genoese, saw the establishment of the House of Grimaldi. In fact, the Prince’s Palace combines different architectural styles, as …

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Where to go in Monaco: Oceanographic Museum

Where to go in Monaco: Oceanographic Museum

In 1910 Prince Albert I, also known as “Prince of the Seas”, founded the world-renowned Oceanographic Museum. The great-great-grandfather of the present ruler of Monaco was a scientist and explorer with an incredible passion for the depths of the sea. The mere fact that Captain Cousteau had been the museum’s director for more than 30 years is a good reason …

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Time Machine, or Journey to Monaco a Million Years Ago

The Grimaldi cave

Do you want to become a primitive man for a little while? Or visit a cave full of stalactites and stalagmites, see a mammoth and escape from a dinosaur? Find out whether it is true that the Neanderthal man lived in a tree? Was it all for real or is it just a figment of the imagination of archaeologists? You …

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Where to go in Monaco: Larvotto Beach and the Champions Promenade

Where to go in Monaco: Larvotto Beach and The Champions Promenade

Boulevard du Larvotto was inaugurated in 1956 on the site of an old railway built at the end of the 19th century in a swampy area. Nowadays Larvotto Beach is one of Monaco’s most popular summer places and the Champions Promenade is the perfect place for strolling at any time. Walking along the coastline you will see a futuristic building …

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Unknown facts about Monaco: Formula 1 Crashes

Unknown facts about Monaco: Formula 1 Crashes

What is Formula 1? Exciting races, breakneck speed, adrenaline and risk. Life-threatening risk. The history of Formula 1 races has seen fifty fatalities, with the first one in 1950. As for the Principality, only one driver was killed during the Monaco Grand Prix. Fatal crash of Monaco Grand Prix Italian racing driver Lorenzo Bandini started his Formula 1 career in …

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Where to go in Monaco: The Exotic Garden

Where to go in Monaco: The Exotic Garden (Jardin Exotique)

Located on the border between Monaco and France, the Exotic Garden boasts a fabulous collection of vegetation. Inaugurated in 1933, he Garden brings together a wide range of rare plant species from Africa and Latin America. Monaco’s climate has turned out to be perfect for growing 7,000 plant varieties. Across 1 hectare, you will find vegetation from different countries such …

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Unknown facts about Monaco: Tax Haven or Tennis Paradise?

Tennis accessories on the grass

Everyone loves Monaco. Entrepreneurs settle here, attracted by its taxation system. Formula 1 drivers are crazy about the Monaco GP track. Celebrities come here to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the local parties. Apparently, tennis professionals will be next on the list. They literally feel at home on the courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club. And we don’t have …

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