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Top 10 stories of the week about Monaco

There is always something interesting going on in Monaco, and here we selected 10 stories to keep you updated.

Jean Christophe Maillot in New York

Choreographer and Director of the Monte-Carlo Ballet, Jean Christophe Maillot has presented The Taming of the Shrew for the 1st time in New York.

He had been working with the illustrious dancers of the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet as part of the performances of his famed version of The Taming of the Shrew. The fruits of this artistic appointment were displayed for the first time in New York at the David H. Koch Theatre, as part of the Lincoln Centre Festival.

“Synesthesia” exhibition: fantastic world of Aya Takano

Exhibition Synesthesia by Aya Takano

Monaco welcomes yet another original artist to exhibit their work in the Principality over summer; the first personal exhibition of Japanese artist Aya Takano, entitled Synesthesia, is open to the public till August 30th. The show features 21 artworks that reveal the artist’s obsessions and personal perception of the universe. HelloMonaco gives you some interesting insight into this new and unique exhibition, open everyday from 1 to 7 pm on the prestigious setting of the Rocher.

Fairmont Monte Carlo buffet menu

Fairmont Monte Carlo

From Monday to Saturday, the Fairmont restaurant offers an all you can eat menu for 45 euros at lunchtime. Quality products as well as pleasure for the eyes and the palate come together in this new fantastic culinary offering.

Martial Arts: Monaco at the Shorinji Kempo World Championships in California

Monaco Shorinji Kempo

No protection, only confidence: Shorinji Kempo is a martial art that is based on self-defense as well as respecting others. Based on intention and attention, this discipline favors rhythm to speed: with movements which resemble karate, aikido and kung-fu. Shorinji Kempo is all about self-defense and well-being. It has close to 600 techniques, which one can assemble like lego, and there is only one goal: to never lose.


With the brokerage market still recovering from the subprime crisis, the yacht charter sector has remained more active throughout the recession and is now accelerating with some reporting a shortage of yachts in less popular cruising grounds such as Spain.

Using proprietary Timeline index, Yacht Harbour has gathered a list of some of the most expensive yachts for charter available this summer, some being rented out at over a million euros per week.

Sculptures of Monaco: around Monaco-Ville. Continue the stroll

Peace Frame

The Principality of Monaco is full of art and culture, wonderful sculptures that commemorate historical figures and hold symbolic significance, created by some of the world’s most talented artists.

Monaco-Ville area has sculptures hidden behind every corner that make the streets of the Rocher even more beautiful. You may not notice them as you walk past or know their meaning, but through this HelloMonaco series on the art scattered around Monaco, each creation will be explored.

New website for Exotic Garden

Exotic Garden

For fans and guests of the Exotic Garden of Monaco, your future visits have just been made smoother and easier, thanks to the effort of the council and this new technological solution. Since merely a few days ago, the new website of the Exotic Garden of Monaco has been available online. For this new communication tool, which can also be adapted to tablets and smartphones, the Monaco City Council has chosen to highlight both the Garden and its succulent plants, but also the Observatory Grotto.

Baletu Arte Jazz Dance group success

Baletu Arte Jazz

The President of the Monegasque Association of Dance Baletu Arte Jazz, Marguerite Ferreira-Boffa can once again be proud of her dancers and the work accomplished this season with her team. The young dancers were able to enrich themselves artistically with internships organized by internationally renowned teachers: Brice Mousset (New York) in October 2016, Armel Ngungunanga (Belgium) in November 2016, Roberta Fontana (Rome) in March 2017 or Christine Hassid (Biarritz) last May.

Ligue 1: brilliant start for AS Monaco with clear victory against Dijon 4-1

AS Monaco vs Dijon

With a magnificent hat trick against Dijon, the Colombian forward helped carry Monaco to a clear 4-1 victory away at Dijon.

For the second match of the championship, Leonardo Jardim decided to stick with the team which beat Toulouse last weekend (3-2). The only difference was Diakhaby, making his first appearance for his new club as a direct replacement for Mbappé. From the outset, the Monegasque team established their dominance and opened the scoring in the second minute. Lemar’s corner found Glik’s head. Glik redirected it to Falcao at the far post and the Colombian forward slid it past Reynet to the back of the net. 1-0 to the Red and Whites.

Top 5 yacht stories of the week


We selected for you top 5 yacht stories of the last week at Yacht Harbour.

William Kallop’s 66m yacht seized by Goldman Sachs

Natita, the 66-meter yacht purchased by American oil mogul, William Kallop in 2010 has now been seized by American bank, Goldman Sachs following the owner’s inability to service the loan against the yacht according to the Wall Street Journal.

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