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Big Stars revealed for Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Big Stars revealed for Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival
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The program for the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has just been released and promises to bring big names and unforgettable performances to Monaco from 16 July to 14 August 2021. On the agenda is a tribute to Abba, Jamie Cullum, Stas Mikhailov, Assi El Hallani, Enrique Iglesias, Paolo Conte, Zucchero, Valery Meladze, Sister Sledge and the Gipsy Kings.

Oceano for all: Helping Children of the Roya Valley

Oceano for all: Helping Children of the Roya Valley
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The Oceanographic Institute and the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation are committed to help the children of the disaster-stricken Roya valley. After the emergency, the daily difficulties plus the pressure accumulated since the onset of bad weather mean the last few months have put the inhabitants of the disaster-stricken valleys of the Alpes-Maritimes to the test. The Oceanographic Institute of Monaco thus wished to dedicate the 2021 edition of “Oceano pour tous” to the children of the Roya valley, offering them a moment of escape and discovery in the heart of the marine world. The Foundation is appealing for donations to help finance this project.

Top Marques Unveils Michel Disdier’s NASCAR in a World Premiere in Monaco

Photo credit: Eric Mathon / Palais Princier

The Top Marques team last week unveiled the only NASCAR driven by a French racing driver, Michel Disdier, at the Collection of Cars of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The world-premiere of this extraordinary car, designed by French artist Richard Orlinski, was due to be one of the highlights of the 2021 edition of Top Marques supercar show, now postponed until June 8 – 12, 2022.

The Public Telecommunications Concession is Renewed

The Public Telecommunications Concession is Renewed
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On Monday 17 May, the Monegasque State extended its public concession agreement, which has been in force since 2011 in the cable television and telecommunications sectors, with the national operator Monaco Telecom.  This extension is for a period of 20 years, thus highlighting the climate of trust that has been established between the two partners with a view to offering the Principality a high level of equipment and services for the general public and businesses and ensuring high added value in terms of attractiveness.

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: the great sport show was back to revive

F1 Monaco Grand Prix: the great sport show was back to revive
78th F1 Monaco Grand Prix: the race (23rd May 2021).© ACM /Olivier Caenen

What an exciting weekend, the one just spent in the Principality! Once again Monte-Carlo has given great emotions as part of the most extraordinary motor sport challenge, like the legendary car tracks of Le Mans and Indianapolis. The 78th F1 Monaco Grand Prix, result of a long tradition lasting since 1929, shone in the heart of the most sparkling street track of the entire F1 World Championship. A success that was granted by the outstanding know-how of the Automobile Club de Monaco which has contributed decisively to make it even more safe and internationally renowned.

The Principality is Already Able to Vaccinate Younger Groups

The Principality is Already Able to Vaccinate Younger Groups Входящие
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Advanced countries with access to vaccines are on the cusp of having a majority of their populations vaccinated against Covid-19. Monaco is one of them.

As we reach the end of May nearly 16.000 residents of Monaco, about 41% had received a first injection. And over 80% or nearly 13.000 of these had received the second injection to boost immunity.

It was in mid-April, when vaccination had been offered to 45-55 year olds that a quantum leap in coverage began with additional thousands eligible.

AS Monaco are back in the Champions League

New player joins AS Monaco
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Despite dominating throughout, AS Monaco conceded a draw at Lens (0-0). It was, however, a result without consequence as the Rouge et Blanc finished in third place, earning a place in the Champions League again, three years after their last season in the competition.

Jean-René Palacio, Artistic Director of SBM has joined the stars

Interview with Jean-René Palacio, SBM Artistic Director
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On May 25, Jean-René Palacio, Artistic Director of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group, passed away at the age of 68.

Creator of events and emotions since 1999, brilliant in Monaco and beyond its walls, in Megève and Juan-Les-Pins, he has contributed to the cultural influence of the Principality of Monaco well beyond its borders.

Tributes flow in, and in particular from SBM, to the man and his immense legacy, with deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

The New Villa Lamartine: a Place for both Youth and Seniors

The New Villa Lamartine: a Place for both Youth and Seniors
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One of the Principality’s flagships projects, the reconstruction of Villa Lamartine, has been launched on avenue Princesse Charlotte and is expected to be completed in 2023. The building will become something unique in Monaco: an activity centre for both youth and seniors.

Villa Lamartine is one of the most important projects undertaken by the municipality this year. Until a few weeks ago, the building housed the José-Notari sound and video library (which has been moved to La Condamine). According to Mayor Georges Marsan, the much-anticipated space will be full of life, culture and activities open to all generations in the heart of Monte-Carlo.

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