Opéra de Monte-Carlo Did you know that one of the most striking buildings of Monaco, the Opera de Monte-Carlo (also known as Salle Garnier), was built in only 8 months? Designed by Charles Garnier, best known as the architect of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, it is an extension to the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The magnificent music hall with 524 …Read More »
Facts about Monaco
Marquis of Baux, Count of Polignac, Sir of Matignon, Duke of Mayenne, Baron of Massy, Count of Torigni… These and other titles belong to just one person – the reigning prince of Monaco. All of them passed from one ruler to another by inheritance throughout centuries, when the Grimaldi family received or acquired land in other countries. And although today …Read More »
Did you know? … Why the 1st Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival was different from other editions?
From January 17 to 27, the 43rd Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival will take place in the Principality. This is one of the most exciting annual events in Monaco. Rich programme, breathtaking performances, big names… For 43 years, the festival has drawn the attention of the international circus community. During this period, different generations of famous circus dynasties took part in …Read More »
Richness in pageantry and heraldry is one of the fortunate endowments of Monaco — all incorporated in the Monegasque symbols that form part of our celebrations throughout the year. These symbols, whether it be the Princely Flag, the Monegasque Hymn, celebrations around the patron Saint Devote, even the Monegasque language itself are woven into our cultural experience of this beautiful …Read More »
Monaco’s National Day is also a celebration of its independence which is just as important to Monaco as July 4th is to the Americans. It was first celebrated by Honoré III on 16th May 1734 and then in 1854, Prince Charles III changed the date to November 4th—that of his own Patron Saint. In fact, HSH Prince Albert could have …Read More »