While all Monaco and its tourists are watching the cars racing to the finish line and not far from here the Cannes Film Festival is coming to an end, HelloMonaco selected for you the most interesting news of this week.
The Festival which takes place 14th – 18th June commences with a prestigious Opening Ceremony held in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Festival’s Honorary President.
Following the Ceremony, a premiere screening of a TV series episode or TV film takes place, with cast and members of production presented on stage by the evening’s host. Previous shows presented during the Opening Ceremony. This year Bad Boys’ spin-off will open the Festival on Friday, 14 June, in the presence of actresses and executive producers Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union.
Since 1950, the Principality of Monaco has been inseparable from the history of Formula One, the F1 Monaco Grand Prix being one of the most prestigious of all championship races. Speaking about the history of motor racing in Monaco, it is impossible not to mention three names. Louis Chiron became the first Formula One driver from Monaco. Charles Leclerc is the youngest Monegasque in the history of the championship, and Olivier Beretta is another native Monegasque who decided to try his hand at Formula One. Although he took part in the Formula One Championship itself, Beretta found himself in other types of sports car races.
Spring on the Cote d’Azur is the time when the French Riviera begins to wake up after the winter season. And this is not just nature that we are talking about. In May, the rich and famous flood Monaco and the Cote d’Azur for two reasons: the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand prix.
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival is now in full swing, and it’s time to find out which movies from the program are worthy of special attention and who are the jury members this year. (The choice is not without surprises!)
The Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival are a huge draw into the region. And that means thousands arriving at Nice Airport enthusiastically awaiting the big events. Thoughts would normally wander to planning which party, which show stopping celebrity event, the fine dining and champagne and of course the films showing in Cannes and the Grand Prix race itself. Except first things first – a taxi or limo to your hotel, apartment and Villa. And it is in exactly this period that first the taxis and then the tourist-limo-vehicle drivers have chosen to grind everything to a halt.
The Fairmont Monte Carlo has recently welcomed Wagner Spadacio as their Nobu Sushi Master. The chef has already had a successful career in Monaco and abroad, training under Hirohisa Koyama in Tokyo, winning the Sushi Champion of France title in 2017 and becoming Vice-World Champion of Sushi in Tokyo last year.
Just imagine how busy this upcoming weekend is going to be. In addition to the Monaco Grand Prix, the weekend attracts festival-goers for the end-of-festival celebrations in Cannes, attracts swarms of cruise ship passengers, and the customers for the Ventimiglia Market on Friday. Not to mention the big Nice-Monaco football derby on the evening of May 24th.
At Stade Louis II on May 21st the 27th match of a classic series burst into action. It is a continuation of the rivalry between the All Stars soccer team captained by Prince Albert and the Formula 1 drivers who this year are captained by the rising ace Charles LeClerc. You didn’t actually have to ask who was going to win because there was a big winner even before the ball was kicked-off to start this year’s intensely fought competition. The big winner – or actually winners – are the children of the world.
Most of us are intrigued watching a new young Monegasque ace make his mark on Formula 1 – and the intensity of interest is reaching a climax with the approach of the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix. Not that long ago Charles LeClerc was a teenager and already he has many people wondering who is the fastest driver in the Ferrari team – him or four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. So when we see the name LeClerc on the racetrack we naturally think of Charles. Get ready to be confused – there is another racing driver with the name LeClerc following in his footsteps and making their late father proud. He is Charles’ 18 year old brother Arthur.