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The Princess of Monaco Cup: charity golf tournament and other Monaco news

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The Princess of Monaco Cup: charity golf tournament was held in Monaco

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the “Princess of Monaco Cup” golf tournament was organized in favor of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and Fight Aids Monaco.

From 7:30 am, the participants arrived at the Monte-Carlo Golf Club. After a final briefing, the tournament started at 8:40 am with a first shot by H.S.H. Prince Albert II (Serenity team)…

Three days instead of four: The Grand Prix de Monaco 2022 expects some format changes

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

The 2022 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix will take place over three days, in line with the others on the Formula 1 calendar. Traditionally it has, of course, been held over four days in the Principality. And the Automobile Club of Monaco has indicated the four day racing tradition will be maintained by organizing additional racing on the Thursday. 

As for the F1 Grand Prix itself: “Monaco will take place over three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, directly, instead of Thursday – break on Friday – then Saturday and Sunday,” Stefano Domenicali told CNN. 

Dmitriy Rybolovlev has presented the Rolex Fastnet Trophy to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

the Rolex Fastnet Trophy
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Dmitriy Rybolovlev, Ekaterina Sartori Rybolovleva

The Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) honoured on September 20 the Skorpios crew who won the prestigious Rolex Fastnet race.

The team representing the Monaco club sailed on Skorpios, a ClubSwan 125 (number MON001) launched a few weeks before the competition. Skorpios passed the test brilliantly, crossing the finish line first, taking home line honours. Skorpios is the first YCM team to win the Fastnet race in its nearly 100-year history.

CFM Indosuez and the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco inaugurate an innovative solidarity finance offer

CFM Indosuez and the Oceanographic Institute of Monaco
Robert Calcagno and Mathieu Ferragut – Check presentation by CFM Indosuez at the Oceanographic Institute © M. Dagnino – Oceanographic Museum

CFM Indosuez Wealth Management, in collaboration with Crédit Agricole CIB, is inaugurating an innovative solidarity finance offer that has been acclaimed by its clients and includes a donation of 130,000 euros to the Oceanographic Institute.

As a precursor of responsible finance in Monaco with the first Monegasque fund dedicated to sustainable development, CFM Indosuez has chosen to create a solution aimed at the growing number of investors who wish to contribute to the energy transition and the preservation of the environment.

European Heritage Days comes to Monaco with Exciting Program

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Monaco’s cultural heritage will be celebrated on Sunday 26 September, during European Heritage Days, with a vast and exciting program. All across the Principality, 40 participating cultural institutions will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors.

In 1996, the Principality took part in the European Heritage Days for the first time. Initiated by the Council of Europe, this event is now celebrated by more than 50 European countries which welcome nearly 30 million visitors each year. Here are a few highlights, all within walking distance of one another, in Monaco-Ville.

The Roca Team will play the Euroleague at home in Monaco

The Roca Team will play the Euroleague at home in Monaco

The Monaco basketball club Roca Team has been successful with its application to play at home in the Principality and will therefore not have to travel to Antibes to play in the Euroleague competition.

This is good news indeed. The Euroleague has formally granted AS Monaco Basket the opportunity to play its matches in the most important European competition in its Gaston-Médecin hall.

The secrets of Casanova revealed in the spectacular “Grand Bal Masqué” of the fall season in Monte-Carlo

The Grand Masked Ball
© 2021 Noble Monte-Carlo

The Principality is preparing to celebrate the magic of Venice on October 23, 2021. Monaco will experience the enchantment and the Venetian splendour, thus offering a spectacle whose magnificence will encourage one to plunge into a phantasmagorical universe.

The countdown to the 2021 edition of the “Grand Bal Masqué” has started: one of Monaco’s most anticipated autumn events will take place in the Principality in October. Inspired by the theme of universal love, and particularly dedicated to Women, this third edition will honour Venice, its culture and traditions, and will import the spirit, magic and enchantment of the time of Casanova, in the very heart of the Principality. The event will take place at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo.

A seaplane landed in Monaco for the first time in a century

A seaplane landed in Monaco for the first time in a century

Early morning, sunny weather, two hours flying from Lake Como in Italy to the Principality. On this day, September 9, a special guest was expected at the Yacht Club of Monaco among vintage yachts of the 50s. At Monaco Classic Week, the Cessna C305 seaplane flew in. This visit to the Principality has been awaited for 100 years… 

Monaco Olympic athletes in the spotlight. Interview with Quentin Antognelli

Quentin Antognelli
Quentin Antognelli posing for HelloMonaco in front of the Société Nautique de Monaco (8th September 2021).© Maurizio Abbati HelloMonaco 2021

Born on the 15th August 1994 in Monaco, he is a skilled Monegasque skiff rower who has already achieved considerable goals, being enrolled in the well-known Société Nautique de Monaco (Monaco Nautical Society) for a long time.

He started rowing on Monaco’s sea at the age of fourteen with some friends. He competed for the first time on the occasion of the Piediluco Students National Day held in Umbria (Italy). Three years later, he had the chance to meet top-ranked coaches in Rowing who implemented his sport performance…

Star-studded Monte-Carlo Gala of the Prince Albert II Foundation will celebrate a double anniversary

5th Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

Every year, Monaco hosts multiple charity events. However, only one of them brings together Hollywood A-listers in the Principality. Leonardo DiCaprio, Gloria Gaynor, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Sting, and many others have already taken part in the Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean, aimed at raising funds for the protection of the oceans.

This year, the fifth edition of this grandiose event dedicated to the health of the Oceans, but also of the Planet and Humanity will be held in the Principality on September 23rd.

Seasons of Gastronomy in Monaco: Delights Not to be Missed

Seasons of Gastronomy in Monaco
@Seasons of Gastronomy

As the end of September approaches, the Principality of Monaco is hosting the “Seasons of Gastronomy” festival, which has enchanted its guests for 10 years. Placed under the patronage of the Consulate General of Russia in Villefranche and the Honorary Consulate of Russia in Monaco, the Festival will have two themes this year: “The 5 senses”  and “When the Mediterranean Sea meets the Black Sea”

From September 28 to 30, an ephemeral restaurant with lunches, dinners and tastings for 4 hands will appear at the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, on the Place du Casino.

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