Autumn makes its first timid steps but we are still enjoying the summer. In case you missed something interesting that happened this last summer week we selected for you the most interesting news about Monaco.
For several months now, construction work has been underway to secure Place d’Armes and to surround it with beautiful green spaces. Members of the Urban Development Department have been working on enhancing the Principality’s popular, emblematic space with greenery for several days now.
You can set your clocks by it – 11.55, five minutes to midday. The Changing of the Guard at the Palace. But don’t wait until the last second to take your place. Best to secure a good viewing spot in the square in front of the Palace up to thirty minutes before. Hundreds of other tourists have the same idea and their gaiety adds to the spectacle and the ambiance.
The Monte-Carlo Country Club’s summer tennis tournament, which ran in August, gathered 340 players from all over the world. Limited to third series players, the 300 men and 40 women participants came from Bermuda, Denmark, UK, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Monaco and France.
It’s no secret that Monaco’s archives contain a whole bunch of books, manuscripts and other documents. There are thousands and thousands of pages telling us about the history of Monaco and its population. All of them are certainly of great value to historians. One of these documents is the Civil registry (le registre des actes de l’Etat Civil des Princes de Monaco).
You are in the heart of Monte Carlo with all the glitz, celebrities, Grand Prix racing, Casinos and spectacular nightlife. Suddenly, you have this feeling that you want to be transported away to a mystical place. Perhaps a day of meditation and tranquillity is what your soul is crying out for at this special moment. A tranquil oriental garden would be perfect. If only there were a sanctuary to breathe in the sweet scent of bonsai-style trees, even listen to the sound of a babbling stream.