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The first International Exhibition of Contemporary Art and other Monaco news

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The first International Exhibition of Contemporary Art brings some good vibes to the Principality

The first International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, art3f
art3f art show (Chapiteau de Fontvieille, 21st – 23rd August 2020).© art3f

Nothing like Art has the ability to stimulate the exchange of ideas thus enriching our knowledge. The first edition of the ‘art3f – Salon International d’Art Contemporain’ (art3f – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art) welcomed the Monegasque general public from the 21st until the 23rd August 2020 at the well-known Chapiteau de Fontvieilletransformed for the occasion into a large comfortable artistic hub, in complete health safety.

A Major Transformation of a Neighbourhood, the Grand IDA Project

Monaco view.

A significant jump in Monegasque housing units is one of the principal features of the massive Grand IDA development that will transform the current locale.

There will be 160 new housing units by the time the development will be completed in 2023. This is all part of the initiative for a planned increase in housing for Monegasques.

The Principality of Seborga: Where Royalty Reigns Among Italian Medieval Charm

The Principality of Seborga reigns from its elevated position on the hill-top. ©

Giorgio I, Prince of Seborga, Prince Marcello I, Princess Nina… It all has a charming ring to it, don’t you think? The Principality of Seborga does exist and is indeed quite close to Monaco, nearer than Èze in fact, but travelling in the opposite direction just across the Italian frontier, north of Ventimiglia and Bordighera. Seborga with its fewer than 400 inhabitants is small. Its status could be called exceptional, almost miraculous and somewhat haphazard. Though a Principality, it clearly lives within the context of the Italian state and is unrecognized as a separate state, except mainly by its own citizens.

Switzerland Places Monaco on a List Requiring Mandatory Quarantine

Switzerland Places Monaco on a List Requiring Mandatory Quarantine

Possibly due to some misreading of the number of positive cases in Monaco, which in the past have included non-residents from surrounding communities visiting Princess Grace hospital, Switzerland has placed Monaco on a “watch list” obliging the Principality’s residents to initially quarantine when visiting Switzerland.

Covid-19 Strikes Legendary Sass Cafe Which Has Immediately Closed

Covid-19 Strikes Legendary Sass Cafe

The end of the quarantine has given way to an opening of borders and a summer of festivities. Europe appeared to be happily emerging from the pandemic. For a while it has seemed that masks and social distancing and caution with respect to holding large events would keep us all safe from Covid-19. But even as Monaco has kept its discipline with respect to barrier gestures you don’t have to go far to neighbouring towns to see a more relaxed ambiance.

Princess Charlene reveals Celebrity Athletes for Water Bike Challenge

Princess Charlene reveals Celebrity Athletes for Water Bike Challenge

The Princess Charlene Foundation recently revealed two celebrity athletes who will be participating in this year’s Water Bike Challenge: Olympic gold medalist Yannick Angel and former UFC Champion Conor McGregor.

On 12-13 September 2020, two teams of 4 athletes will go up against each other, relaying over a distance of 180 kms between Calvi and Monaco during the 3rd Monaco Water Bike ChallengeHSH Princess Charlene will lead team ‘Serenity’. Yannick Angel, French swimmer and Ambassador of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, has joined team Serenity. The swimmer has two gold medals from the London Olympic Games in 2012 and three world champion titles to his name.

Ever More Fun at Princess Antoinette Park With The Latest Reopenings

Princess Antoinette Park
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The Princess Antoinette Park is an environmentally friendly place in the Principality and is a particularly popular place for children to play. 

Reopened to the public since June 10, the Park has now reached a new stage with the return to service of the multisports ground (free) where the public can play football and basketball. 

Prince Albert II visited the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Fort Antoine

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited folks festivities in the evening of August 21 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Théâtre du Fort Antoine, the Monaco Cultural Affairs Department organized the anniversary evening on the Place d’Armes in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince and many personalities.

Flavio Briatore Hospitalised With Covid-19

Flavio Briatore Hospitalised With Covid-19

Flavio Briatore the entrepreneur and celebrity in the public eye internationally in his high profile roles in Formula 1 and subsequently in Billionaire night clubs, who has a home in Monte Carlo, has been hospitalized in Milan with Covid-19, according to the Italian weekly news magazine L’Espresso.

Multiple Italian media sources broke the news, following which staff at the Billionaire in Sardinia are reported as having published messages of affection wishing him a speedy recovery. 

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