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Unprecedented: 1.2 million euros in play for two poker tournaments at the Casino de Monte-Carlo


The ultimate in luxury and the “Grand Pinnacle” of the Game took up its summer quarters at the Casino de Monte-Carlo with a big weekend dedicated to Texas no-limit hold’em poker on June 22 and 23 with a total prize pool of 1.2 million euros.

Presentation of the First Monaco History Workbook

Presentation of the First Monaco History Workbook
With H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, from left to right, Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, Armelle Borro, Head of the Pedagogical Development Centre, Caroline Leroy, Educational Advisor at the Pedagogical Development Centre, Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport and Marwan Abdo-Hanna, Director General of the Editions des Moulins publishing house.© Government Communication Department – Manuel Vitali

In the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, Mr. Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, and numerous dignitaries, Ms. Isabelle Bonnal, Director of Education, Youth and Sport, recently presented the first volume of the Monaco History Workbook, entitled “Monaco, My History.”

“Three Cooks Don’t Spoil The Broth” When Omêr Teams Greek Gourmet Sensation

Dina Nikolaou

The Greeks shaped part of Monaco’s history and Port Hercule in Monaco is proof of it. In keeping with the times instead of the demi-god Hercules a female Greek goddess just sped in to take residence in the Hotel de Paris for enough time for food worshippers to take note. It is the world-famous, TV icon and personality extraordinaire, the household name of Greek cooking Dina Nikolaou.

The Upper Deck Lounge is completely transformed for 2019

Monaco Yacht Show

This year, the Upper Deck Lounge will offer top-notch amenities on two floors to welcome the yachting customers and enhance their visit experience of the MYS.

The show’s reception and catering area will welcome all visitors in a luxurious environment furnished by the MYS top-of-the-range partners: the ground floor is dedicated to luxury exhibitors, a bar with an outdoor terrace, while the first floor will host the show restaurant and a VIP lounge with a panoramic view over Port Hercules.

MC Summer Concert for the Principality’s Young People on 15 July at the Salle des Étoiles

MC Summer Concert for the Principality's Young People
Pab Emson, Olivia Dorato and Rory O’Shea in front of the Sporting Monte-Carlo – @ MC Summer Concert

The 1st MC Summer Concert for young people, held on the initiative of the National Council and jointly organised by the Prince’s Government, the National Council and Monaco City Hall, will take place on 15 July 2019 at the Salle des Étoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo.  The choice of artists for the opening act was made by young people, who also chose KUNGS.  They have given their verdict, choosing three artists who represent different musical styles. Young musicians were invited to submit a project, and many took part in the selection process in the hope of stepping onto the legendary stage of the Salle des Etoiles.

A Medical Miracle on a Golf Course – All Thanks To Princess Grace Hospital

A Medical Miracle on a Golf Course - All Thanks To Princess Grace Hospital

Françoise Gamerdinger Takes Over as Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs

Françoise Gamerdinger, who was appointed by Sovereign Order No. 7.517 of 17 June 2019, has become the new Director of Cultural Affairs.  She is the first woman to hold this post.

She holds a DEA postgraduate degree and a Capes de Lettres teaching certificate, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in the teaching of Latin, and is the mother of two children.  Françoise Gamerdinger was a certified teacher of literature from 1988 until she joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in 2002.  She was appointed Deputy Director in 2008.  During this time, in addition to her management role, she was responsible, in particular, for Heritage matters, Literary Awards and the Prince Pierre Foundation’s lectures.

She was also appointed as a cultural expert to represent the Principality at the Council of Europe and, since 2012, has been in charge of Management and programming at the Princess Grace Theatre.

Holy Festival : 50 years of priesthood of the Archbishop

The Archbishop of Monaco, Monsignor Barsi, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination during a special mass in the Cathedral, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II and many personalities of the Principality. Enriching the atmosphere of the mass were “ the Master and the Little Singers of Monaco”. Religious and chivalric orders all celebrated in unison on this day of Corpus Christi. At the end, a procession of the Blessed Sacrament took place on the streets of the Rock, with two blessings, one in front of the Prince’s Palace and the second one in front of the Town Hall.

Monaco Fire and Emergency Service Holds an Open Day

To mark the 110th anniversary of the founding of the Service, the 30th anniversary of the Fontvieille Emergency Response Centre and the 25th anniversary of La Condamine Emergency Response Centre, the Fire and Emergency Service organised an Open Day for the public on Sunday 23 June 2019, in both fire stations. This event, which is directly linked to the World Civil Defence Day, is also aligned with the theme chosen for 2019, “Protecting our Children.» There were activities for children in and informal and friendly atmosphere and educational workshops for a wider public. Included were live displays of rescue manoeuvres. Souvenirs and drinks were on sale during the festivities

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