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View of the demographics of Monegasques in 2023 and other Monaco news

At the end of another busy week everyone needs an update of the most interesting pieces of news about Monaco. And HelloMonaco prepared it for you.

Will There Soon Be 10.000 Monegasques?

Did you know that for give or take 500 years since the 16th century Monaco’s Mairie has been tracking who is born and married in the Principality and who passes away. 

And the Monegasque Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (IMSEE) has joined in and published its view of the demographics of Monegasques in 2023.

Who in Monaco is the Latest to Fast-Track to 2 Michelin Stars?

Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac
Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac @ Studio Phenix

The culinary world is ablaze with excitement as Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac, a relatively new restaurant experience on the gastronomic scene, emerges triumphant with two Michelin stars just nine months after its grand opening.

This achievement marks a remarkable journey for Chef Christophe Cussac and his dedicated team, who have tirelessly crafted an extraordinary dining experience since July last year. It’s a tale of revival, as they breathe new life into the gastronomic restaurant of the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, under the stewardship of a chef with over 40 years of culinary prowess.

Easter Weekend Activities for the Whole Family

Easter Weekend Activities for the Whole Family
Photo by Gabe Pierce on Unsplash

The Easter holidays are almost here! A time for easter egg hunts, chocolate and spending time with one’s family. There are several family-friendly activities on the agenda for the long Easter weekend across Monaco.

Like last year, the Botanical Centre is organizing their major “plant hunt” on Saturday 30 March 2024 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., for children aged 3 to 12 attending school or living in Monaco. The game (which lasts approximately 45 minutes) will take place in the heart of the greenhouses of the Botanical Centre. Opened to the public in the 1960s, the botanical centre is home to a specialist tree nursery within the Exotic Gardens, one of the Principality’s most visited tourist attractions…

What Exactly is this Magnificent Sacred Art Reborn in the Chapel of Mercy?

Monaco's sacred art reborn anew in the Chapel of Mercy
Photo by Alex Martisca on Unsplash

An iconic work representing the Principality’s historic and religious heritage, the Gonfalon des Pénitents Blancs (Procession Banner of the White Penitents) was recently permanently installed in the Chapel of Mercy. The state of preservation of this processional banner was such that a complete restoration was required, and was begun in 2019.

The work is over two metres high, painted in oil on both sides and made from crimson damask with gold edging. One side depicts a Pietà featuring St Nicolas and St Devota, while the other shows the birth of the Virgin surrounded by St Nicolas and St Devota.

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