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Top 10 stories of the week about Monaco

Want to know what’s going on in the Principality in the last week? Here are 10 most interesting stories to keep you updated.

New Opera Season 2017-2018

With Monaco’s new opera season 2017 to 2018 recently announced, this art form is in full form in the Principality. And with Alagna, Bartoli, Florez, Nebretko, it will be a fantastic line-up of stars for the upcoming year.

Unique retro car auction to launch in Monaco

Car from Prince Albert II car collection
Car from Prince Albert II car collection

The General Manager of Artcurial Motors, Matthieu Lamoure, takes the wheel of a new biannual auction. On 2 July, more than 100 prestigious vehicles will be presented in the Grimaldi Forum.

A new market, or rather a change of scene for Artcurial, the auction house from Paris. Already omnipresent in the Principality, thanks to its prestigious watches, jewelry and vintage Hermès collections, each year in January and July, François Tanjan’s team is in the midst of creating a biannual event devoted to the automobile industry.

VROOM 2017: The latest techy startups


On the 27th of April the exclusive Vroom Startup Event took place at the Monte-Carlo Yacht Club – a fundraising event with the purpose of uniting select tech companies with extraordinary potential, such as tech executives and investors. It creates an exclusive international networking environment for all those present, and the opportunity to invest in impressive and innovative businesses at the beginning of their journey.

Gerard Brianti: Tragic Death

Gerard Brianti

Monegasque real estate, member of the Automobile Club and the Yacht Club, the discreet businessman Gerard Brianti lost his life in a tragic accident on Wednesday behind the wheel of his Porsche 911 SC.

Côte d’Azur: Challenges of the Beach Decree

Beach Decree France

Few days before the National Convention of beach managers, those in the sector have mobilized to make their voices heard. They want the particularities of the specific beaches to be taken into account.

Launch of the Data+ Project

Launch of the Data+ Project
Source: Direction de la Communication / Manuel Vitali

This Friday, a joint press conference was held by the Prince’s Government/SMEG on the imminent launch of the Data+ survey.

This project was presented to the press by Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Public Works, the Environment and Urban Development and Thomas Battaglione, Managing Director of the SMEG, within the framework of the Government’s Energy Transition Policy. It will optimise knowledge of energy consumption in the Principality and identify the priority action to be taken.

Cyclist hit “on purpose” by a vehicle near Monaco

Chris Froome

A recent report details the events of cyclist Chris Froome being hit by a vehicle while training.

The British cyclist Chris Froome filed a complaint on Tuesday after being struck, “on purpose”, according to him, on a road on a ledge by the seaside in Beausoleil, near Monaco, by a surly motorist.

Rise of the jellyfish

Jellyfishes attacked Monaco

There was an odd sight recently as a jellyfish invasion was spotted on the beaches of Monaco. However, it would seem these creatures are harmless and their yearly appearance is quite normal.

Sir Roger Moore: James Bond of Monaco

Roger Moore
Roger Moore and Barbara Bach in a Jamces Bond movie. Source:

Roger Moore is a famous British actor who will perhaps always be remembered for his role as James Bond in seven of the 007 series films from 1973 to 1985. As he played the role of a dashing spy, Moore also found himself a home fit for James Bond in the glamorous Principality of Monaco.

Surrealist dinner party at Monte-Carlo’s Casino

Surrealist Dinner

Rolls-Royce, Hermes and other more discreet clients, like the heads of state. Charles Kaisin’s list of sponsors is as spectacular as his famous “surrealist dinners”. This time, he was called upon by the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), that gave him carte blanche in organizing a dinner for 120 selected guests.

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