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The first Oceanographic Museum Festival took place on Saturday, with over 4,000 people in attendance, many of them eager to see a beautiful new rehabilitation aquarium made for sea turtles. ‘The Odyssey of the Sea Turtles’ was inaugurated by Prince Albert II during the festival and two loggerhead turtles were introduced to their new temporary home.
Luxury, culture and safety make Monaco a popular and unique place to live. Located in the heart of the most prestigious part of Monaco, at 26 avenue de la Costa, the Carré Or is quickly shaping up to become a high-end luxury residence in a prime location. Offering unique views overlooking the gardens and Place du Casino, the harbour and the Mediterranean Sea, the new residence aims to stand out from all other luxury living spaces. It promises to be private, yet located in Monaco’s cultural centre, with new and glamorous architecture that remains in harmony with the surrounding landscape.
Actor Who Has Had Major Impact on Television and Film to be Honoured by Prince Albert with Coveted Crystal Nymph at 59th Monte-Carlo Television Festival
The Crystal Nymph is a mark of distinction exclusive to the Monte Carlo Television Festival. It is awarded only to the very top echelon of major international television actors and actresses. Solely those with stellar bodies of work can hope to be in the running. Winners in the past have included the honourees Helen Mirren, Mariska Hargitay, Marg Helgenberger, Patricia Arquette and Donald Sutherland.
It is at at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony on 18 June 2019 that the Crystal Nymph will be presented; H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco personally will bestow the award.
At the second edition of the European Hotel Awards 2019, the American Bar, the fabled bar of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, has been chosen “Hotel Bar of the Year 2019”. The American Bar has been exclusively recreated after its renovation in 2018 displaying a new terrace with unique views of the Place du Casino and Opera Garnier where locals and VIPs mingle.
A total of 105 riders took part in the Champagne and Oysters Cycling Club (COCC) annual charity bike ride from St Tropez to Monaco on Sunday 28 April. The ride, over more than 130km along the coast from St Tropez to Monaco, was once again in aid of The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The result: an estimated €100,000 raised to help develop water safety programmes across the world. Donations can still be made at https://coccmonaco.com/donate.
Two parallel stories unfolded in the fourth Formula 1 Grand Prix race of this season in Baku, Azerbaijan. The first was a remarkable record for the Silver Arrows team of Bottas and Hamilton who with a one two win in Baku completed a season starting quadruple one two for Mercedes. We have seen a triple one two before early in the season. After its three doubles in early 1992, Williams won the constructors’ title and took the top two spots with the drivers but this is the first time that first and second place, in the first four races of the season have been captured by the same team. It is interesting that Mercedes are thriving by letting their own top pair of drivers fight it out this year. Bottas clearly is not prepared to play second fiddle to Hamilton. Bottas had pole and was also the first past the checkered flag.