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Monaco’s Marvellous Walks: Chemin de Nietzsche

Chemin de Nietzsche

Undeniably, the hills and coastal areas surrounding Monaco are some of the most beautiful places in the world; they each have their own unique charm that is worth discovering. One of the best ways to explore some of these areas is walking and HelloMonaco continues its series on Monaco’s most marvellous walks, taking you on a journey through the coastal …

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Monaco’s Marvellous Walks: Promenade Le Corbusier

Promenade Le Corbusier

HelloMonaco continues its series on Monaco’s most marvellous walks, taking you on a journey through the coastal as well as hilltop walks of the region, revealing the best ways to get there, beautiful things to see and telling interesting curiosities about the area. One of the best spring and summertime walks to go on is the Promenade le Corbusier. Promenade …

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Grasse perfumery: rare jasmine and catherine medici’s fragrant gloves


In this article, we introduce the town of Grasse which is also known by many as the capital of perfume. What comes first to your mind when the town of Grasse is mentioned? You may know that this place is often classed as a world capital of perfumes. Grasse and its surrounding area boasts 30 large perfume factories which produce …

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Beausoleil: Upper Monte-Carlo


In this article, you will learn more about the history of Beausoleil and its relationship to Monaco. The border between France and Monaco is quite tricky to find. Like a thread, it is intertwined with the French commune of Beausoleil and the Principality. Shop signs and facades are often the only indicators of where you are. The population of Beausoleil is mostly …

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Monaco’s Marvellous Walks: Tête de Chien

Tête de Chien

HelloMonaco continues its unique series on Monaco’s Marvellous Walks, taking you on a tour of some of the most wonderful walking trails that can be found in the heart of the Principality and the surrounding area. As before, we will delve into the particularities of the route, giving tips on how to get there and what to see! This time …

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Monaco’s Marvellous Walks: La Mala

La Mala walk

The area surrounding Monaco is known to have some of the most beautiful walking trails, whether they are in the hills directly above the Principality or on the seafront. This series will explore the wondrous walks of the Riviera, delving into their particularities, giving tips on how to get there and what to see! One of the prettiest and most …

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Winter of 1880 in Nice: carnival, music and confetti

Paillon Illustration

In March of 1880, Nice was about to launch its winter regattas, under the presence of the Prince of Wales. The event was important. Parisian newspapers sent their special reporters. This was an opportunity for a journalist from the Parisian magazine ‘L’Illustration’ to discover the joy of winters in Nice. He described his impressions in an issue from the 13th …

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Fête du Citron – Oranges and Lemons Galore

Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival)

This coming weekend is your last chance to visit the 84th edition of the famous Fête du Citron (Lemon Festival) in Menton. This year the event started on the February 11th and ends on March 1st. With general admission just 10 euros to The Biovès Garden, it’s definitely not one to miss! What started out as a modest fruit show …

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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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Giant dragon takes part in the Nice Carnival


Cédric Pignataro, a young float-artist and his team have built a 41.5 m long Niçois dragon, inspired by a famous float from 1905. A Chimera, brought to life by humans pedaling inside its big mouth… ‘A dragon and politicians’. The group in the monster’s jaws are in charge of the Nice Festivities.  In other words, Cédric Pignataro and his staff: …

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