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New Year’s Eve around the World

New Year’s Eve in Monaco

Bringing in the New Year is a special occasion celebrated around the world. The moment is always joyous, but traditions differ country to country and are sometimes surprising. Let’s go on a small trip around the planet on the 31st of December at midnight… Down Under Australia is the first country to celebrate New Year’s Day. In Sydney, on the …

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How to Celebrate Christmas in France: History and Traditions

Christmas History and Traditions

If you are interested in knowing more about the history of Christmas traditions in France, this article will provide some answers. So just how are the French celebrations different from the Monegasques on this most solemn day of the year? Just like in Monaco, France starts to celebrate its Christmas on 4 December, St. Barbara’s Day, and continues as far as Candlemas (2 …

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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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Fabrizio Moretti’s new Art Gallery in Monaco

Fabrizio Moretti

Not to be confused with the musician with the same name from the New York band The Strokes. The Fabrizio Moretti who is settling in Monaco is a star in the art world. A prominent specialist in Tuscan art and ancient painting from the 14th to the 18th centuries, the 40-year-old collector, son of an antique dealer, grew up in …

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Uncovering the Royal Guards Story

Prince’s Carabinieri

In 2004, the guards celebrated the 100th anniversary of the start of their story as guards to the royal family. In 2017, the guard ‘company’ celebrates its bicentenary. The exposition prepared by Thomas Fouilleron and Cecile Degos will be open until October 2017. This year is actually the 200th anniversary of when they originally came to be; on the 8th of …

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