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Friday April 16th 2021

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10-18 April

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Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo is reopening on 21st April after undergoing the first phase of a major renovation. To celebrate, we revisit our recent story on the luxurious hideaway....

Daily news

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The French government is still banking on lifting the current restrictions on 3rd May, a mid-May reopening of restaurant terraces and a return to school at the end of April....

April 16, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Monaco enters next stage of vaccination rollout

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Residents of the Principality aged 45 and over are now being invited to get their Covid vaccination. Meanwhile, home-tests are now being stocked in pharmacies in Monaco....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has been earmarked as the home for a new private viewing space by Zurich-based gallerists Hauser and Wirth who will hold their inaugural show in June....

April 16, 2021 | Local News

Fairytale evening at the Hôtel de Paris

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses celebrates its fifth year in June, bringing the magic from days of old to life for one night only at the Hôtel de Paris....

April 15, 2021 | Local News

Historic Grand Prix to remain “local”

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

This year’s Historic Grand Prix of Monaco, due to take place from 23rd to 25th April, will be restricted to residents, employees and hotel guests only....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival will host the premiere screening of Lion’s, Bones and Bullets, which delves into the mass production of wildlife for traditional Chinese “medicines”....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Restaurants and bars will open terraces from mid-May in the first phase of a three-stage reopening in France, if the government follows this proposed timeline. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A Formula One Ferrari, identical to the one driven by Charles Leclerc in 2019, has been gifted to Prince Albert for his personal car collection and will soon be available to view by the public....

April 15, 2021 | Local News

Another stellar Roca team win

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco Basketball is being kept extremely busy these days. The team has racked up 14 victories in 16 days, the latest being an 86 to 78 win over Elan Chalon on Wednesday night. ...

April 15, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Uncertainty surrounding two Covid jabs

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Delay in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Europe comes as the EU Commission says it will not renew contracts with the US pharma giant or AstraZeneca over blood clotting worries....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Cristiano Raimondi has been announced as the new Artistic Director of one of the most prestigious art awards in the world, the International Contemporary Art Prize. ...

April 14, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

How useful are Covid self-tests?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Covid nasal self-tests have been trickling into pharmacies in France since 12th April, but how effective are they?...

April 14, 2021 | Local News

Photo competition in Fontvieille

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

An exhibition featuring the winning snaps for the 1st annual photo competition organised by the Organisations of International Solidarity of Monaco is taking place in Fontvieille....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

AS Monaco Basketball brought home the bacon on Monday night crushing Châlons-Reims in Jeep Elite action, and also qualified for the first time in the team’s history in the Euroleague....

April 14, 2021 | Business & Finance

The future of diamonds

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Diamond expert Alberto Vitale talks about Covid’s impact on the industry, how it historically sent down diamond prices, and the rise of transparency thanks to blockchain. ...

April 13, 2021 | Local News

Nice shuttle to start trial in August

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The long-awaited shuttle boat between Nice and Cap d’Ail will begin this summer, transporting workers wishing to avoid heavy traffic jams and crowded trains during their daily commute....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Tickets are selling out fast for Monaco's first major event since the onset of the pandemic, the Historic Grand Prix, amid uncertain guidelines and ongoing travel restrictions in France....

April 13, 2021 | Local News

Top Marques postponed for 3rd time

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Organisers of the hugely popular Top Marques have made the decision to cancel this year’s show and return in June 2022 for what it hopes will be favourable post-Covid conditions....

April 13, 2021 | Local News

White Card campaign draws global attention

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

This year’s White Card campaign has been another huge success, reaching over 170 million people with its inspiring stories, including one from former Olympian Prince Albert....

April 13, 2021 | Local News

OPMC spring schedule

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo (OPMC) is continuing with its busy spring schedule, although some changes have been announced due to health restrictions....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Principality will roll out the red carpet for the pioneering new Monaco Streaming Film Festival this summer, drawing industry heavyweights for a dynamic “festival-meets-summit”. ...

April 12, 2021 | Local News

Monaco creates short May break

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The government has taken on the advice of the parents’ association and will offer students three additional vacation days in May to make up for the abrupt change in the spring break. ...

April 12, 2021 | Local News

France aims to ban short haul flights

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

French lawmakers on Saturday voted to scrap flights on routes that could be covered by train in under two and a half hours, as the government aims to expand its climate bill....

April 12, 2021 | Local News

AS Monaco trounce Dijon

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

With double trouble coming from Wissam Ben Yedder and a third goal for good measure from Stevan Jovetić, AS Monaco are now a single point from second place Paris Saint-Germain. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s Urban Planning Department is taking part in the Côte d'Azur Garden Festival with its creation ‘The reflection of infinity’....

Premium

April 14, 2021 | Business & Finance

The future of diamonds

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Diamond expert Alberto Vitale talks about Covid’s impact on the industry, how it historically sent down diamond prices, and the rise of transparency thanks to blockchain. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

With just weeks to go until the Monaco GP, we talk to one of the most successful F1 events organisers, Sonia Irvine, about how she's planning to pull off the most uncertain GP in history. ...

March 29, 2021 | Local News

Raising sustainably-minded entrepreneurs

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life speaks to Angelo and Tino, two brothers raised in the Principality who have set their sights on normalising sustainability in the fashion industry with their new R4 clothing line....

March 18, 2021 | Local News

Pandemic affairs

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe shares his experiences of how the pandemic has changed the nature of infidelity....

February 17, 2021 | Business & Finance

Understanding bitcoin and the great crypto boom

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In our Q&A with Daniel Coheur, co-founder of Tokeny in Monaco, we explore what is behind the monumental rise of bitcoin and the paradigm shift from centralised to decentralised finance....

February 8, 2021 | Local News

Communicating with orcas, part 2

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

Pierre Robert de Latour, aka the Orca Whisperer, talks to Monaco Life about the healing sound of orcas....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We talk to Damian Payiatakis, Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at Barclays Private Bank, about intergenerational wealth transfer: trust, sustainable investment, and Covid-19....

February 2, 2021 | Local News

Explained: new rules on travelling to France

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The National Council is fighting a new restriction that forces Monaco residents travelling beyond 30 kilometres from their home to produce a negative PCR test to French authorities. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

One year after our first interview, we catch up with Smart City Programme Manager Georges Gambarini to talk about whether Covid has derailed any of Monaco's Smart City projects. ...

January 12, 2021 | Business & Finance

Brexit and VAT explained for Monegasque companies

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

When the UK officially left the European Union on 1st January 2021, the concept of intra-community transactions between Monaco and the UK, which are exempt of VAT, ended....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We catch up with young Monegasque Olivia Dorato to talk about her brave decision to move away from a predictable life in law to the uncertain and exciting world of a singer/songwriter....

Written by: Isabella Marino

Start the year off on the right foot by saving money and the ecosystem. Sales shopping is all about timing and spotting ‘the pearl’....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s CEO Brisa Trinchero catches up with Paul Tazewell about the intricacies of theatre design, his favourite Grace Kelly looks, and what’s to come next. ...

December 21, 2020 | Local News

5 ways to survive a Covid-19 Christmas

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe gives his take on the psychological impact of the pandemic this Christmas and a handful of seasonal survival tips. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life goes behind the scenes of the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health to discover what it takes to put together the largest, most spectacular fundraising event in the Principality....

December 10, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Flying high with Thierry Boutsen

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From racing the world’s fastest cars to selling the planet’s most expensive private airplanes, Thierry Boutsen has always been a man on a mission....

November 13, 2020 | Local News

Bella’s seasonal shopping guide for Monaco

Written by: Isabella Marino

The warm colours of autumn....

November 10, 2020 | Local News

Interview: Prima Ballerina Isabella Boylston 

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In our new series we highlight the lives and artistic work of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s Award winners. This month’s exclusive interview: Isabella Boylston....

October 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

CleanEquity: Capitalising on the energy transition

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

According to experts, now is the time for entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the energy transition and jump on board the EU's ambition to be a global leader....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

This is the story of Nina, the German-born Princess of Seborga who has bold plans for the future of a principality famous for its captivating past....

Princely Family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has travelled to her home country of South Africa to bid a final farewell to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini during a memorial service broadcast from the royal palace....

March 17, 2021 | Local News

Princess saddened at loss of Zulu King

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II are in mourning after learning of the death of their great friend, Goodwill Zwelithini, King of the Zulu nation, who died aged 72....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Camille Gottlieb has baptised the new Monaco One super fast shuttle in the presence of her mother Princess Stephanie and other members of the Princely family. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has delivered the keynote address at this year’s World Ocean Summit, saying there are few issues as urgent and close to us as those concerning the ocean....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Princess Caroline’s estranged husband, is suing his son to regain control of Marienburg Castle in Germany, citing “gross ingratitude”....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A handball between the Prince, Princess and rugby player Mathieu Bastareaud has marked the official presentation of the Monaco Rugby Sevens Qualifier Tournament for the Tokyo Olympics....

January 27, 2021 | Local News

Subdued Saint Devote celebrations

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and their twins have celebrated Saint Devote, Monaco’s patron saint, amid strict health measures that prohibited the usual crowds from attending....

January 20, 2021 | Local News

New official photo of Princely family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Prince's Palace has unveiled the new official portrait of the Princely family for 2021, and there are some cute similarities between the generations....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco features as the backdrop for Charlotte Casiraghi’s first advertisement with Chanel, but that’s not the only reason why the fashion photoshoot pulled at her heart strings....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In his NYE address, Prince Albert has assured citizens of his “commitment to leading the Principality out of this health crisis towards a more stable, prosperous and just future.”...

December 29, 2020 | Local News

Prince continues to rally behind storm victims

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has returned to the region ravaged by Storm Alex in October to show his continued support and handover some much needed equipment for rebuilding efforts. ...

December 27, 2020 | Local News

Christmas at the Palace

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has spread a little virtual Christmas cheer, sharing hilarious snaps of Prince Albert getting in the festive spirit - a playful contrast to the Palace's holiday family portrait. ...

December 23, 2020 | Local News

Charlotte Casiraghi lands dream partnership

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Charlotte Casiraghi has been named Chanel’s Ambassador in a move that formalises her relationship with a brand she has had links to since she was a teen. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco’s trend-setting Princess

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Sporting a new punk-style undercut, Princess Charlene, together with Prince Albert and their children, have handed out gifts to Monaco’s littlest citizens at the Prince’s Palace. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Little Princess baptises namesake vessel

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The new flagship boat of Monaco’s Maritime and Airport Police Division, ‘Princess Gabriella’, has been inaugurated by the little princess whose name it bears....

December 15, 2020 | Local News

Prince Albert receives Golden Eagle of Nice

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s head of state has been honoured with the ‘Aigla Nissarda’, or Niçoise Golden Eagle, highlighting his ongoing support and contributions to the city of Nice....

November 23, 2020 | Local News

Show stealers: The little prince and princess

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Palace and Princess Charlene have shared too-cute-for-words photos from Monaco’s National Day of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, whose adorably cheeky side was on full display....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Photos: National Day celebrations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Jacques joined his father Prince Albert II in a salute and ceremonial attire for National Day duties on Thursday, alongside his sister Princess Gabriella and mother Princess Charlene....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Who were this year’s recognised heroes?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s National Day honours not only the country and its prince, but distinguishes those who make the country what it is. This year, the country celebrated its everyday heroes....

November 17, 2020 | Local News

Special Order of Grimaldi honours

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of National Day celebrations, Prince Albert this year wanted to honour all the men and women who have been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in Monaco....

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In a video address to the people of Monaco, Prince Albert has said that returning to a life the same as before Covid-19 will be “long, demanding and difficult”....
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BREAKING NEWS: Bars and restaurants in Monaco will be ordered to close by 11.30pm from Saturday under a new range of restrictions announced by Minister of State Pierre Dartout on Friday evening. Read Monaco Life for details on all of the restrictions in force until 1st December.

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