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Chess Legends assemble in Monaco for Golden Pawn Awards

Golden Pawn Awards
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On 30 November, Monaco hosted the first ever European chess award ceremony, the Golden Pawn, at the Hotel de Paris. Chess celebrities from all over the world were present for an event which put the strategical game in the spotlight.

Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s Bistro Lounge and Bar Saphir24 get a Makeover

Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s Bistro Lounge and Bar Saphir24
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The Bistro Lounge and Saphir24, open 24 hours a day, have just reopened after being revamped. Inspired by the famous yacht brand Riva, the restaurant menu, its style and atmosphere have seen a total transformation. In an intimate and elegant atmosphere, this restaurant offers a breathtaking view of the sea.  The kitchen is open at any time from breakfast to dinner, with traditional French specialties on the menu.

Ile Rousse in Bandol Offers Exceptional Pampering with an Amazing View

Ile Rousse in Bandol
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Taking care of yourself is, above all, about finding a beautiful spot where everything contributes to the serenity of your soul and the well-being of your body. The Hotel Ile Rousse, in Bandol, is one of a kind. This thalassotherapy centre has a view of the Rènecros bay with a small islet that turns vermilion at the first glimmer of twilight. It’s a magical sight that encourages contemplation and complete relaxation.

Hit the Slopes! 7 Ski resorts around Monaco

Hit the Slopes! 7 Ski resorts around Monaco
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Now that the ski season is upon us, it is high time to choose a suitable place for your winter holidays and conquer new ski trails! For those who want to swap the sunny coast for the snowy slopes, HelloMonaco has selected six of the most popular ski resorts in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur. They are all within one and a half hour’s drive from the Principality. And there is one small additional gem so close to the coast that its 360-degree panorama includes fabulous views of the Mediterranean from its summit. Let’s get started!

I LOVE ART: Top Autumn And Winter Art Expositions by Nicole Laffont

Arman advocating a «new state of things» in the Museum of Vence
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Arman advocating a «new state of things» in the Museum of Vence

Until December 15

In a way, Arman has always fought for an object, whether practical or decorative. The sculptor has cherished it and defended it against a natural obsolescence.

The Museum of Vence is honouring the New Realism master with an exhibition «Nouvel état des choses» / «New state of things» permeated with a philosophy which had guided the visual artist throughout his work.

Monaco Nautical Society scores two big wins at the Challenge Albert II, the “First European Coastal Rowing Regatta”

Challenge Albert II, the “First European Coastal Rowing Regatta”
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With destinations like Peru (2015), British Columbia 2018, and Hong Kong 2019 (where Monaco did itself credit), the World Rowing Coastal Championships are often inaccessible for many European Clubs. Positioned at the end of the rowing Calendar, the Challenge Prince Albert II is therefore the perfect European Rendezvous. It brings together the best clubs for this extraordinary competition from 17 or more countries making Monaco a major European hotspot for coastal rowing.

A Historic Moment: First Woman in History to Lead the Monte Carlo Opera

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In a press conference, Princess Caroline of Hanover, president of the board of directors of the Monte-Carlo Opera, explained how back in March 2019, Jean-Louis Grinda expressed, both to herself and to the sovereign Prince, his wish to eventually leave his duties as director of the Monte-Carlo Opera.

When Frescoes of Villa Santo Sospir Come to Life

Villa Santo Sospir
Cocteau’s mosaic work on the patio

Eyebrows furrowed with anger, piercing gazes, passionately closed lips, graceful silhouettes — it is impossible to look away from these faces and bodies. These are characters of Ancient Greek myths and biblical stories, the heralds of eternal youth and examples of human fortitude, depicted by the great Jean Cocteau as symbols of unstoppable, destructive passion. They are immortalized on the walls of Santo Sospir where Jean, invited by Francine Weisweiller, the widowed owner of the villa, lived intermittently during eleven years: from 1950 to 1961.

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