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Tourist Strategies in Monaco, Indian Weddings and Same-Sex Honeymoons

Guillaume Rose

Monaco has historically been a famed tourist destination and now in the New Year of 2017 the Principality is looking ahead toward new tourism markets and strategies. Tragic events in Nice, BREXIT, mass strikes in France… This year has not been an easy one for European countries. Monaco is likewise not an exception in aiming to attract a bigger flow …

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The Socca Movement in Monaco


On Facebook and with an online petition to the Mayor of Monaco, many people want the return of the emblematic meal Socca to the market. “One cannot imagine for a moment that there is no more Socca at the market. It is as if there were no more Figatelli in Corsica or Palets Bretons in Brittany. But I believe that …

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AS Monaco won against Sochaux 1-1 thanks to the penalty shoot out!

AS Monaco vs. Sochaux

After equalizing late on through Moutinho (1-1), the Monegasques won the penalty shoot-out 4-3 to book a place in the semi-finals. While a game against Sochaux brings back pleasant memories of the 2003 cup final win against tonight’s opponents, it also saw disappointment last season when Les Lionceaux knocked AS Monaco out of the Coupe de France (2-1). The Monegasques …

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Flu and Gastro Outbreak: 3 people died

Flu and Gastro Outbreak

Emergency room admissions are skyrocketing. Staffs are working at full capacity in medical establishments, which have recorded several deaths. The “Hospital in tension” plan has been triggered. Dr. Pierre-Marie Tardieux has seen a very clear increase in admissions to the emergency department of the CHU in Nice for cases of influenza and gastroenteritis. The curve is impressive. The flu and …

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Ban on single-use plastic bags

Ban on single-use plastic bags

Since mid-2016, single-use plastic checkout bags have been banned in the Principality. On 1 January 2017, this ban was extended to all plastic bags used for packing goods in stores (supermarkets, butcher’s shops, markets, chemists, etc.). Only compostable bags made of at least 30% bio-based materials are now allowed. This proportion will be gradually increased to a minimum of 40% …

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Operation FANB: Construction Works for Urban Networks 

Diocesan House

The construction of the future private school “Francois d’Assise Nicolas Barré” (FANB), on Roqueville avenue, and the construction of the Diocesan House on Bellevue Street are both underway and will cause the closure and re-routing of certain roads and networks. Work will be carried out to connect these buildings to electrical, telephone and water networks from the 9th of January …

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Program of 41st International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

41st International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

The whole of the Principality comes together to celebrate the circus at the start of January. On the program: – two exhibitions: *at the Columbus hotel, Petit Gougou, the festival’s ring master, will present an exhibition of paintings and items from the world of circus entitled “Récréation” (Play time); *at the Marriott Riviera hotel, “Vive le cirque” (Long live circus) showcases works …

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History And Traditions Behind Epiphany or Three Kings Day

Epiphany or Three Kings Day

You thought the holidays were over. Technically, no — not until Jan. 6, when Christians all over the world celebrate Epiphany. In some places, the day is known as “Three Kings Day” after the wise men, or Magi, who, the Bible says, brought the infant gifts and proclaimed him the Son of God. In other places, the day is known for …

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AS Monaco won against AC Ajaccio 2-1 in their first game of this year

AS Monaco vs. AC Ajaccio

Goals from Falcao and Germain saw AS Monaco into the last 32 of the Coupe de France. While the game started slowly, it took just four minutes for AS Monaco to carve out the first chance of the night. And what a chance it was! Fabinho popped up in the Corsican box and had the chance to shoot, but opted …

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Gourmet Meals by Monaco Chef in Space

Christmas in space

Six months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, Thomas Pesquet tastes dishes concocted by the Monegasque chef. Ducasse was 400 km above the Earth celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Day. It is a luxury for the Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, who embarked on the 17th of November in the International Space Station for six months in orbit, to bring seventeen …

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