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Top 10 stories of the week about Monaco

So many interesting events are taking place in Monaco, and here we selected 10 most interesting stories to keep you updated.

1. A look inside on The Forbidden City in Monaco

The Grimaldi Forum opened its doors to the public on July 14th for an unforgettable exhibition on The Forbidden City in Monaco that will run throughout summer 2017 until September 10th. The focus is on the last imperial Chinese dynasty (1644–1911), with a celebration of its pomp and circumstance, its tastes and its grandeur. The exhibition is devoted to the “Life of the Emperors of China”, allowing visitors to delve into the private universe of the court and sovereigns since the 15th century in China.

2. Bacteria crisis at nursery resolved

Bacteria crisis

Happily there are no more traces of legionella bacteria in the water of the Nursery, the Ile aux Bambins. This is a positive result of the town hall taking action on this issue.

Good news never comes alone and this adage has once again been respected. Recently, when the Prince’s government assured the press that tap water at the Jardins d’Apolline was once again drinkable.


4. Ball of Baroness Beatrice: oriental culture on the French Riviera

Ball of Baroness Beatrice: oriental culture on the French Riviera

In this article you will learn details of the glamourous ball held in the gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.

First we start with a bit of history. In 1905 Baroness Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild discovered the picturesque cape of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This is where the representative of one of the most famous European dynasties acquired a rocky 7-hectar plot and built a house of her dreams.

5. Pierre Casiraghi and his crew on ​36th Copa del Rey-Mapfre regatta

Pierre Casiraghi
Pierre Casiraghi. Photo by Marian Chytka

Spain was the next stop for the crew on Malizia who were set to take the start of the 36th Copa del Rey-Mapfre, a top level international regatta with 1,500 sailors from 22 nationalities divided into ten classes. For the second year running the Club Náutico de Palma was hosting a fleet of GC32s which never fail to impress spectators as they fly above the water. Ten of these latest generation foiling catamarans were competing in this the third stage of the circuit.

6. Larvotto Mini-club offers adventures and fun for kids over the summer

Mini Club of Larvotto

From Monday to Friday, the Mini Club of Larvotto welcomes children from 3 to 12 years old and offers various activities, such as a visit to the beehives and a sewing workshop.

7. Made in Monaco: Sacome Conti knows how to satisfy the many coffee enthusiasts

Sacome Conti

The world of coffee is extensive and varied and will always be in high demand. It is a product that is enjoyed all over the world and the quality of the coffee from the bean to the machine must be of the top quality to satisfy the many coffee enthusiasts. The Principality of Monaco is actually home to a company in the field, Sacome Conti. HelloMonaco continues its series on the brands and ideas that owe their beginnings to the Principality, this time delving into the universe of the coffee machine company, Sacome Conti.

8. Medieval village of Eze: Phoenicians of the French Riviera


Today’s “Monaco Neighbour” is the medieval village of Eze, perched in the mountains between Nice and Monaco. Like a phoenix nest, it rises 427 meters above the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. This very mythical bird is depicted on the coat of arms of Eze along with the saying “Isis Moriendo Renascor” which means, “When dying, I am reborn”.

9. Educating children on Larvotto beach


Youth participation begins instantly. “You saw the white shark? Its tail is much different from the one you’ve chosen!” Hugo Behrens, host of the Marine World Discovery Centre (CDMM), says these words to a boy attracted by the stand dedicated to cetaceans and the preservation of the seabed. Throughout the summer, the Bibliomer device offers young people the opportunity to explore the marine world through a playroom that was installed on the Larvotto esplanade last week. Book baskets rub shoulders with several tails from different aquatic animals… in cartoon form.

10. Deep Klassified Music Festival: a synergy of music and life


Sometimes by combining incompatible things, you can get an explosive mixture of positive energy, and this was the case with a special music festival this July. On 28 and 29 July, Monaco had a chance to make sure that everything is possible! The Deep Klassified Music Festival demonstrated something special. Something that the Principality wasn’t expecting to see: a 2-day long music festival in which a luxurious underground party scene was combined with a spiritual day programme.

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