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Russian Gala in Grimaldi Forum opens artistic borders

Russian Gala

The sixth edition of the Russian Gala capitalizes upon the opening of artistic borders. Together with the brilliant soloists of the Bolshoi and Mikhailovsky theaters, the stars of the English National Ballet, of the Staatsballet Berlin and of other major, world-renowned troupes will perform together on stage. All of these artists who participate in this Gala are united by a …

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The origins of Russian ballets in Monte-Carlo

Mathylda Kschessinskaya

It was in 1861 after Monaco lost much of its territory, Menton and Roquebrune, that Prince Charles III decided to invest in the fashionable Casino area that would accommodate the European and, in particular, the Russian aristocracy… In 1866, by a Sovereign Ordinance, the plateau of Spélugues became Monte-Carlo. At the time, the cities of the French Riviera were already …

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Treasures from the Archives: “Many Princesses of Monaco were Visitandines”


Olivia Antoni, curator at the Prince’s Palace Archives told about the history of the Visitandines in Monaco. You have researched this subject at length for your book.  How did the Visitandines arrive here in the Principality, and what is their link with the Lycée Albert Premier? The Visitandines arrived in 1663, and they have a long history. What many people …

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New Sculpture dedicated to Monte-Carlo Rallies


René Baldaccini, nephew of famous sculptor César, is also an eclectic artist himself. Thanks to his illustrious uncle, his life has been dotted by encounters with celebrities in the worlds of art and music: Picasso, Dali, Arman, Lino Ventura, Yves Montand, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Freddy Mercury, Coluche, Johnny Hallyday. Never, however, has he combined art and motorsports. But thanks …

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Sculptures of Monaco: around Monaco-Ville. Continue the stroll

Peace Frame

The Principality of Monaco is full of art and culture, wonderful sculptures that commemorate historical figures and hold symbolic significance, created by some of the world’s most talented artists. Monaco-Ville area has sculptures hidden behind every corner that make the streets of the Rocher even more beautiful. You may not notice them as you walk past or know their meaning, but through …

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