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Top 10 stories of the week about Monaco

This week in the Principality was as always reach in events. And here we selected for you 10 most interesting stories to keep you updated.

1. Top 7 Monaco princely news: week of sports, innovations and memories

In 2015, Albert II visited the museum of the Great War, in Meaux. The following year, he visited the main fighting sites in Verdun and Meuse. This year, in the early morning, the descendant of Prince Louis II visited the chapel-memorial of Cerny-en-Laonnois, in Aisne.  He had helped finance its new stained-glass windows. He then inaugurated an exhibition on the participation of Prince Louis of Monaco in the First World War. An exhibition installed in the municipal library of Jonchery sur-Vesle, in Marne, prepared by the Archives of the Princely Palace.

2. Basketball: Monaco Women team wins Coupe de France

Historical achievement on the largest court in France, Paris-Bercy. The girls of the Monaco Basketball Association beat CB Ifs 62-55, after an extremely tight match from start to finish on the last week. It is a major feat because Olga Tarasenko’s players went up against a team evolved in the NF1, a division above them. It is also “historical” since the Coupe de France Trophy has never been brought back to the Principality until now.

3. Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2017: Final Resu​lts

Rafael Nadal

Yesterday took place the final games of the whole week of the tennis battles in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2017 tournament.

Indian Rohan Bopanna and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas captured their first ATP World Tour team title on Sunday when they defeated seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in 74 minutes in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final. Bopanna and Cuevas earned 1,000 points in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings and share €253,950 in prize money.

4. The Minister of State Visits the Police Department

Police Department
Police Department ©Direction de la Communication / Manuel Vitali

Serge Telle, Minister of State, accompanied by Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior, visited the headquarters of the Police Department on Monday 10 April at 8 p.m.  The time of the visit wasn’t chosen at random – it corresponds to the call to duty and the handover of orders between the daytime and night-time personnel.

5. The biggest plane in the world will fly from Nice

As of 1st July, Fly Emirates will offer its daily Nice to Dubai flight with an A380. Long awaited on the Cote d’Azur, this very large carrier previously served only Paris.

This time it has landed for good. After Paris, it is via Nice that the A380 will make its entry to France. Nearly ten years after its launch and its first trials on the tarmac of the French Riviera, the biggest airliner in the world will serve Nice Côte d’Azur airport. As of July 1, the A380 will run the daily Nice-Dubai flight from Fly Emirates, previously operated by a Boeing 777.

6. Woman dies in serious accident on A8

On Saturday morning, at around 9 am, an accident took place on the A8 motorway at the Ricard tunnel in the France-Italy direction at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.

For an undetermined reason, a car pulled into the back of a truck. The passenger, who was in her twenties, died. Firefighters took a long time extracting the victim from the vehicle. The driver, supposedly under the alcohol unfluence, a man in his thirties, is in serious condition.

7. Dinner in the sky

dinner in the sky

This summer for a limited time diners will be able to enjoy a dinner in the sky in Monaco. A basket that can accommodate 22 guests around a table rising fifty metres above the ground will be available from July on the terraces of the Casino, so customers can dine with the stars. A meal surrounded by stars, with a star chef. This could be the motto of the concept ‘Dinner in the Sky’, a veritable dinner up in the air.

8. Karl Lagerfeld’s former Monaco villa hosts design fair

Karl Lagerfeld's villa
Nomad will take place at La Vigie, a historic villa on the French Riviera

The historic Monte Carlo villa that Karl Lagerfeld occupied for over a decade opens to the public for the first time today, to showcase works commissioned by the world’s leading design galleries.

David Gill Galleries, Nilufar and Massimo De Carlo are among the galleries that will showcase sculptural design pieces at the inaugural edition of collectible design fair Nomad.

9. Sportel launches new conference dedicated to sports market

Sportel Conference Miami

Organizers of the world’s largest sports rights market launch a new event for decision-makers to discuss new issues.

New technology, law, marketing… all these areas will be the subject of high-level conferences during the Sportel Summit, a new Monaco Mediax event held in Miami on 15 and 16 May 2018.  “Today, if I go to an NBA basketball game, I can stream it live on Facebook,” said Laurent Puons, Vice President of Monaco Mediax. A situation concerning broadcasting rights, which professionals pay high prices for; a problem that needs to be considered and resolved for example during this conference.

10. Beausoleil: Upper Monte-Carlo


The border between France and Monaco is quite tricky to find. Like a thread, it is intertwined with the French commune of Beausoleil and the Principality. Shop signs and facades are often the only indicators of where you are. The population of Beausoleil is mostly made up of immigrants – their grandparents, the first inhabitants of the city, came here more than a hundred years ago and was not locals. But we must start from the beginning.

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