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Top-10 stories of the week about Monaco

This week the little Principality of Monaco as always very eventful. Read the most interesting news in our top 10 stories about Monaco this week.

1. Keeping Monaco healthy with Susan Tomassini: Allergy Alert!

The Alpes-Maritimes has been placed on red alert thanks to the plethora of Cypress trees in the region. Since the high pollen warning is expected to last until the end of March, what better time to talk about allergies and how they differ from other sensitivities?

2. New winter menu at the Louis XV

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The three star restaurant of Alain Ducasse is now offering a winter menu at 165 euros to seduce a new clientele, eager to offer gourmet multi-star enjoyment.

3. 4th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series: Superb end to the season

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Prize giving ceremony

The curtain has fallen on the 2016/2017 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series organized from October to March by the Yacht Club de Monaco in collaboration with clothing supplier SLAM. The Monegasque race area lit up for the final Act which attracted 250 sailors on 70 boats.  Various shades of blue were to be observed throughout the event as sun, spray and a steady westerly provided favourable conditions for a superb ending.

4. Open house at Monaco’s Art School

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Teachers and current students welcomed and advised future applicants at the Bosio Pavilion’s open house. Photograph: Mairie de Monaco

Normally, the art school is reserved for study and creation. Yesterday, the Bosio Pavilion was accessible to everyone. An open house at the arts college on the Rock. Firstly, so that aspiring students could enter and discover the school. Secondly, to allow curious people to attend the workshops and see the artrooms which the establishment has to offer.

5. From the court: Where bad habits can take you

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Two recent cases at the criminal court of Monaco prove that using substances and inappropriate behaviour are not accepted in the Principality.

6. What future holds for the Monaco Miramar?


Not a season goes by without an employment conflict in a hotel establishment in the Principality and a crisis is currently smouldering at the Miramar. The three-star hotel, located on the Kennedy wharf and which has thirteen employees, since December 2014 has been the property of Russian Yuri Tskhovrebov. At the beginning of January, the restaurant staff were put on compulsory paid holidays as renovation work began in the restaurant.

7. Top-5 Monaco Princely news: the youngest of the Grimaldi and shark attacks

Prince Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo
Prince Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo. Source: getty images

Prince Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo were blessed Tuesday with their first child, a baby boy, at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco. The nephew of Monaco’s Prince Albert, Pierre Casiraghi, is currently seventh in line to the throne. His wife, Borromeo, 31, is an Italian journalist.

8. 14th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival: And The Winners Are…

14th Festival of the Comedy of Monte Carlo
14th Festival of the Comedy of Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo on the 5th march 2017 – Grimaldi Forum
Awards ceremony
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Photo by Marco Piovanotto

The latest edition of the Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival took place this past week in Monaco. The festival that has been annually welcomed to Monaco since 2001 is the first and only worldwide manifestation dedicated entirely to the wondrous world of comedy. Creators Ezio Greggio, famous Italian comedian best known for his role as presenter on the satirical news show Striscia La Notizia, and Mario Monicelli, one of the most famous and admired Italian directors of our time, came together to honour their passion for comedy.

9. Made in Monaco: how Lancaster pilot founded world-renowned brand

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Monaco has created some of the most popular products worldwide and is home to some of the best luxury brands. This series will explore the brands that were born and developed in the principality, revealing the ideas behind the brands and how they came to be. It will give you new insight into products that you might use daily and that you possibly don’t even know were created here!

10. The Legacy of Bosio: sculptor to the French monarchs

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It wasn’t until thirteen years later that the ensemble was replaced by a quadriga sculpted by Baron François Joseph Bosio. Source:

Monegasque sculptor Bosio made his name producing glorious works of art for the Monarchy in France. This article reveals details of his life and legacy.

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