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The Monte-Carlo Television Festival confirms its environmental commitment and other news

This week all the news in Monaco revolved around the Formula 1 Grand Prix but the array of topics is much wider. Here you can read what else was discussed in the Principality.

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival confirms on-going environmental commitment

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival confirms on-going environmental commitment

One month before the opening of its 60th edition, the Monte-Carlo Television Festival confirms its continued commitment to the environment. This additional undertaking is designed to promote sustainable development through a series of concrete actions for this special anniversary which will take place from 18 to 22 June 2021.

The initiative is a tribute to the Monte-Carlo Television Festival’s creatorPrince Rainier III, who, more than fifty years ago, declared that one of television’s important roles was to highlight damage to the oceans and certain species of wildlife.

A Superyacht First, the Iconic Lady Moura is For Sale

the Iconic Lady Moura is For Sale

For the world of superyachts, one could say, “in the beginning there was the Lady Moura.” Truly magnificent with her name inscribed in 24-carat gold she cost in the region of 200 million euros as much as 30 years ago, 1990 to be exact.

Even today, as she is put up for sale by her original Saudi owner a 100 million euros will not buy her. If you have very deep pockets then each of her 105 metres will cost about 1.25 million euros. And you would have about the same space as the occupier of the White House in the United States.

Princess Gabriella Square in Monaco: a link between the past and the future

The Mareterra Portier Cove project is classed as one of the most ambitious and expensive in Europe. The new artificial district will cost Monaco about $ 3 billion. There will be hundreds of square metres of luxury real estate, restaurants and walking areas. The peninsula will take its final shape in 2025, expanding the Principality’s area by 6 hectares.

Builders, designers and architects are all facing a difficult mission. Not only do they have to build a multi-level structure on the sea, but also fit a new district into Monaco’s global panorama.

A decisive step towards the creation of National Archives

A decisive step towards the creation of National Archives

The Principality of Monaco will, eventually, have a national institution dedicated to contemporary archives of public interest that will co-exist alongside the Archives of the Prince’s Palace, which are Crown assets.

The National Archives Preparatory Team was established by a Sovereign Ordinance dated 25 March 2021. The aim is to create a State office entirely devoted to archives of public interest with heritage value, which will be available to the Government, Monegasque nationals, residents and researchers. Heritage Curator Michaël Bloche, a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Chartes who holds a doctorate in History, has been entrusted with managing the effort.

Ready, Steady, Go: Larvotto Beach is Reopening Soon

Larvotto Beach is Reopening Soon
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At the beginning of July, the completely renovated Larvotto public beach will be open again to residents and tourists.

All the businesses that residents usually frequent will be able to offer their services in brand new premises, made available by the Principality and under further development. Your favourite beach hangouts are opening this summer: La Rose des Vents, Le Neptune, La Note Bleue, Le Miami; Le Glacier Mullot, La Licorne, Le Palais du Maillot, Le Larvotto Gym Center, L’Académie Monégasque de la Mer / Ecole Bleue.

Health Measures Offer More Flexibility to Swimming Pools, Restaurants and Bars

Health Measures Offer more Flexibility to Swimming Pools, Restaurants and Bars
Photo by Huỳnh Đạt: Pexels

HSH Prince Albert II has decided to extend all current health measures, which originated last January, until Sunday, May 30, with, however, some relaxation.

First, the time for the start of the curfew is moved back one hour. As of May 17th, the curfew will therefore run from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Praise Pours in for the President of the Monaco Supporters Club, Sadly Departed

Praise Pours in for the President of the Monaco Supporters Club, Sadly Departed

Jean-Paul Chaude was such an ardent supporter of AS Monaco, following them everywhere, never missing a game, that he probably never realized that he himself had created a huge wave of his own fans. They were fans of his authenticity, of his more than thirty years of unwavering support. 

Most know him as President of the Monaco Supporters Club, going on for 10 years now. But Jean Paul found an outlet for his passion early in life and was just as intensely wound up in his love for Monaco soccer over three decades ago – starting in 1986 with the creation of the Monegasque Sconvolts supporters. He later joined the Ultras Monaco in 1994, where he became an icon on social media with the group’s scarf knotted around his neck.

Iconic Collectible Cars Open for Visiting & On Auction in Monaco

Iconic Collectible Cars Open for Visiting & On Auction in Monaco

Did you know that the Matra MS 670, winner of the 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans, sold for nearly € 7 million! And the Artcurial Motorcars team is in the process of bringing together around a hundred more cars, each one more remarkable than the others

Monaco’s former Archbishop awarded Knight’s Cross

Bernard Barsi, the Principality’s former archbishop, was awarded the knight’s cross of the Legion of Honor by France for his lifelong commitment to priesthood. The award was presented by the French Ambassador to Monaco, Laurent Stefanini, at the FANB high school. Bernard Barsi insisted on receiving the distinction from the French Republic in the Principality, to reinforce the sense of community between the two countries.

Principality innovates to make travel easier with “all-in-one” mobility and flexible payment options

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The Prince’s Government, working in partnership with the Monegasque Bus Company (CAM) and Monaco City Hall, has launched Monapass, the new all-in-one mobility app for the Principality, and a new CAM ticketing system.

Following the introduction of Waze, Citymapper and Klaxit, Monaco is continuing to leverage digital technology to reinvent the mobility experience in the Principality with Monapass, the new app from Extended Monaco aimed at locals, tourists and commuters.

The Grimaldi Forum is recognized among the best Monegasque initiatives in waste reduction

The Mission for Energy Transition awards the Grimaldi Forum
© Grimaldi Forum Monaco 2021

The annual Conference of the Mission for Energy Transition (MTE) was held on Monday, May 10 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (GFM) in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Counsellor-Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development.

This videoconference was an opportunity to unveil the winners of the competition rewarding the best Monegasque initiatives in waste reduction.

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