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Top-10 stories of the week about Monaco

Last week in Monaco was all about environment and new daring construction projects. So here is your update on the events.

1. Making drinking water out of air

A revolutionary machine designed to trap moisture from the air and transform it into drinking water was donated to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. In areas where humidity and temperature are high, this equipment can provide potable water to entire villages.

2. Stéphane Bolongaro’s exhibition in Monaco Automobile Museum

Stéphane Bolongaro and Prince Albert

Marrying humor with consumerism, Stéphane Bolongaro’s art manages to seduce passers-by as well as seasoned art collectors.  His universe gives a playful nod to childhood.  The artist is well-known to the wider public for ‘Totor’, a Jack Russell terrier painted in bright colors which comes straight from his imagination.

3. Addressing the Principality’s concerns

The Rally & Issues group

The Rally & Issues group and Horizon Monaco representatives held a neighbourhood meeting last Thursday, to address the concerns of residents and business owners, living and operating within the Principality.

Larvotto’s new manmade island was of particular importance, specifically how it will affect the quality of life of those involved and the potential “direct and indirect consequences of this sea extension” says Laurent Nouvion.

4. Monaco’s First Orange Liqueur

L’Orangerie Monte-Carlo at the Cafe de Paris
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L’Orangerie Monte-Carlo is the first 100% Monegasque liqueur. Made from the bitter oranges that grow alongside our boulevards, this liqueur has an authentic taste that has already delighted many people in the region.

5. Rich history of Monaco Chess Club

Monaco Chess club

Do you know that Monaco has its own chess club and that it has had many successes with its women’s team? In fact, the club has had many significant victories under its belt, and is going to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2 years’ time. Olga Taran, editor-in-chief of HelloMonaco, met with the president of the Chess Club and Federation of Monaco, member of the European Chess Union Board, Jean-Michel Rapaire, and the club’s coach, Candidate Master of Sports for Chess, Svetlana Berezovskaya.

6. Yet another construction in Monaco

Jardin Exotique

A new real estate project is now underway at number 67, Boulevard du Jardin Exotique. The current “Villa Thérèse” will be replaced by a five story public building allocated to the FAR association (Foi, Action, Rayonnement), whose current headquarters can be found on Rue Plati.

7. La Condamine Sculptures: start of the route


This article is part of the HelloMonaco series devoted to the historical and alluring sculptures that adorn the gardens and pedestrian areas in Monaco. This time we will be exploring the Condamine quarter, discovering the art that is nestled in the side streets of this residential area dotted with cafés and boutiques. Sculptures that you may not have noticed before, walking straight past these unique pieces made by admirable sculptures and laden with history and meaning.

8. Top-6 Monaco Princely news: Prince Albert II become an honorary citizen of Megève

Prince was inducted as an honorary citizen of the commune of Megève

A big crowd formed in the center of Megève as locals and tourists, informed by their favorite local daily newspaper, quickly recognized Prince Albert II of Monaco, who was received by Mayor Catherine Jullien-Brèches. In front of an audience of distinguished guests, the Prince was inducted as an honorary citizen of the commune of Megève, a title that seals the ties between the Principality and the commune.

9. Monaco Mediterranean Foundation Conference: The Future of Europe

Future of EU
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At a conference initiated by the Monaco Mediterranean Foundation the president discussed the future of Europe, and expressed his optimism despite Brexit and the uncertainty of the French and German elections.

10. Top 6 yacht stories of the week


Lurssen superyacht Solandge sold

85.6m Solandge was sold as the largest brokerage deal of 2017 so far with Moran representing the seller and SSH Maritime bringing in the buyer. Listed in August ’15 asking €175m, her asking price at the time of sale was €155 million.

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