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December 3, 2020 | Local News

Christmas fun at the Hôtel de Paris

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In the elegant setting of the Hôtel de Paris courtyard, amongst giant palms and sparkling firs, winter “greenhouses” are offering a unique and charming experience this winter....

Daily news

December 3, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Third Covid screening test now in action

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Rapid antigen tests are being rolled out throughout the Principality, with results obtainable within 30 minutes....

December 3, 2020 | Business & Finance

Grimaldi Forum inaugurates new terrace

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Grimaldi Forum has inaugurated its new Ravel Terrace, giving extra room to visitors in a beautiful open air setting and sea views that can’t be beat....

December 3, 2020 | Local News

It’s all happening at the Opera

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Opera de Monte-Carlo is set to host Verdi’s I Due Foscari with legendary tenor Placido Domingo this weekend and a Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival broadcast. ...

December 3, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

New construction ideas for Monte-Carlo

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Municipal Council is considering plans to replace old buildings to the west of Monte-Carlo with more modern facades, replete with covered gardens at street level....

December 2, 2020 | Local News

Riviera airport picks up pace

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Nice Airport has announced a complete reopening of Terminal 2 this month in an effort to get holiday travellers safely where they need to be....

December 2, 2020 | Local News

Holiday celebrations in full-swing

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monaco Town Hall has organised a number of “Covid safe” events to ensure a merry and bright Christmas for all this festive season. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Boris Herrmann, captain of the Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco, aided in the rescue effort to find fellow sailor Kevin Escoffier after he was forced to abandon ship. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has closed its gilded doors. But the luxurious hideaway has not fallen because of Covid. In fact, it will awaken even more spectacular than before. ...

Written by: Staff Writer

BeMed officially launched its Business College on Monday, supporting companies of all sectors and sizes in implementing concrete solutions to reduce plastic pollution....

December 1, 2020 | Local News

Petition gains momentum

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Mayor of Nice is amongst thousands of petitioners calling for the French government to reopen ski stations this Christmas. ...

December 1, 2020 | Local News

New Environment Council kicks into action

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A range of new regulations have been put towards the Environment Council in Monaco, including more government subsidies to reduce energy consumption in the Principality....

December 1, 2020 | Local News

Lewis Hamilton contracts coronavirus

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Seven-time Formula One world champion and Monaco resident Lewis Hamilton will miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix after testing positive for Covid-19....

December 1, 2020 | Local News

Backlash over school naming in Cap d’Ail

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Parents of the newly opened school in Cap d’Ail are not particularly pleased with the mayor’s proposed plan to rename it after slain teacher Samuel Paty....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Ferrari teammates Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc nearly collided at the Bahrain Grand Prix and Vettel was clearly none too pleased with the Monegasque’s moves....

November 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

Boosting remote opportunities for Italian workers

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Remote working for cross-border employees was the hot topic of discussion between the Monaco government and Italy’s new Ambassador in Monaco Giulio Alaimo this week....

November 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

Green light to chase casino debt

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The National Council has passed a long-awaited bill allowing the SBM to chase bad debts incurred at its casinos – a move which could already put millions back into its coffers. ...

November 30, 2020 | Local News

Four in a row

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Fresh off their exciting win against Paris, Sunday’s victory against Nîmes Olympique gives AS Monaco their longest winning streak since 2016-17 and puts them firmly in the Top 5. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco Basketball has taken the Antibes Sharks to the cleaners in a friendly match, dominating the game in a 95-64 win. ...

November 30, 2020 | Local News

Next phase announcement on 18th December

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Covid restrictions will not change in the Principality until at least mid-December, when Prince Albert is due to reveal new rules for Christmas and the New Year....

November 29, 2020 | Business & Finance

Monaco welcomes new ambassadors

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Principality has received four new ambassadors this week from Japan, Spain, Czech Republic and India....

November 28, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Lebanon included in new support programme

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco has renewed its partnership agreement with France to support youth throughout the Mediterranean Basin, launching its second call for projects seeking funding....

November 27, 2020 | Local News

What is Monaco’s “favourable” situation?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The coronavirus situation continues to improve, with the latest figures showing that the incidence rate in Monaco has dropped to a third of what it was three weeks ago....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The highly anticipated forum ‘Human health and the ocean in a changing world’ will begin on Wednesday, featuring leading experts and ending with the first ‘Declaration of Monaco’....

November 27, 2020 | Local News

Hoping to head to the slopes this season?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Holidays in the snow are definitely possible this festive season, although there will be no “skiing” per se any time soon....

November 26, 2020 | Local News

Maradona’s footprint on Monaco

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As the world mourns the death of football great Diego Maradona, we turn back time to 2003, when the Argentinian legend left his mark – quite literally – on the Principality....

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Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has closed its gilded doors. But the luxurious hideaway has not fallen because of Covid. In fact, it will awaken even more spectacular than before. ...

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....

October 19, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Pandemic fatigue and mental health

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

It’s official. Many of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue”. So how do we stay mentally healthy during a crisis for which there seems no end in sight?...

October 14, 2020 | Local News

A perfect pairing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hermitage Hotel continues to deliver on its promise of exciting new experiences, this time offering a gastronomic weekend with two Michelin star Chef Philippe Mille....

October 8, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: MonacoTech Director Lionel Galfré

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life talks to the director of the Principality’s business incubator about the importance of nurturing start-ups and what it means for Monaco. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Tokeny is the start-up that has not only been entrusted with protecting investors on Monaco’s digital platform, it also has the enormous responsibility of protecting Monaco's reputation....

July 22, 2020 | Local News

Communicating with orcas

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

In part one of this two-part orca series, animal advocate Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta speaks to Pierre Robert de Latour – aka the Orca Whisperer....

June 23, 2020 | Local News

Back to a St Tropez summer

Written by: Isabella Marino

Lifestyle and fashion contributor Isabella Marino heads back to St Tropez post lockdown to re-appreciate all the flavours of this eclectic seaside town. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life interviews Transition Forum speaker Rinat Guy about Tel Aviv’s similarities with Monaco and her role in helping to position the city as one of the world's leading urban destinations....

June 1, 2020 | Business & Finance

Starting a business during the Covid-19 crisis

Written by: James Caan CBE

Acclaimed entrepreneur James Caan CBE reveals the three questions you should ask yourself before you part with your cash to start a business in the current climate....

May 25, 2020 | Business & Finance

New trend: fashionable facemasks

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Facemasks are currently a necessary part of life during the coronavirus health crisis and now the fashion world is ensuring that they also become trendy....

May 19, 2020 | Culture

Artistic pursuits in Monaco

Written by: Natasha Girardi

The combination of residents and galleries in Monaco continues to remind me that the Principality is an unspoken museum. There are works of art on every corner of every street. I’ll lay money on the...

May 5, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

A fine dining virtual dinner party guide

Written by: Staff Writer

While we are waiting anxiously for our favourite restaurants to open, why not host a virtual dinner party with the guidance of Monaco’s award-winning chefs....

April 28, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Interview: Yoga teacher Alicia Anka

Written by: Natasha Girardi

I feel like I have had my karma dry-cleaned and my mind set to a more peaceful mode thanks to Alicia....

April 22, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Dr. Kostadin Yanev, creator of Activ5

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

While the crisis has been catastrophic for the physical fitness industry, it has provided the digital fitness industry with fertile ground to penetrate the market and establish itself as a long-term m...

Written by: Abercrombie & Kent

With holiday plans on hold, the joy of travel seems so out of reach. Rather than feel downhearted, we’re inviting you to reflect on all the things that made you fall in love with travel in the firs...

Written by: Markus Schuller

As applied behavioural finance specialists, the team at Panthera Solutions in Monaco look at the current “crisis as opportunity” revival during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic through their lense....

Princely Family

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....

October 13, 2020 | Local News

Next stop: Sarajevo

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of a wider tour of Eastern Europe this month, Prince Albert has visited Sarajevo, where he was presented the Keys to the City and was made an honorary citizen....

October 11, 2020 | Local News

Prince visits storm-ravaged valleys

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has visited Saint-Martin Vésubie and Roquebillière to see first-hand the devastation caused by Storm Alex as recovery efforts continue with the help of Monegasque reinforcements....

October 9, 2020 | Local News

Prince officially welcomed by Serbia

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II has made a two-day diplomatic visit to Serbia where he met with President Aleksandar Vučić and witnessed the signing of a new economic agreement....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

HSH Princess Charlene has been in Tbilisi, Georgia, this week with her Foundation, meeting and inspiring young athletes.  ...

September 26, 2020 | Local News

Prince honours Sting at red carpet gala

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Hollywood stars have gathered in Monaco to support Prince Albert and the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health, while rock legend Sting was honoured for his environmental activism....

September 23, 2020 | Local News

Water bike challenge pulls in major funds

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene’s epic fundraising adventure, The Crossing: Calvi – Monaco Water Bike Challenge, has raised more than €600,000 for her charity....

September 20, 2020 | Local News

210kg waste collected on World Clean Up Day

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has set an example in Monaco and taken part in World Clean Up Day with his children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella....

September 13, 2020 | Local News

Photos: Serenity wins The Crossing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene led her team to victory on Sunday, winning the gruelling 24-hour water bike relay from Corsica to Monaco against team Notorious, who was notably missing one of its star team members....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has unveiled a hybrid version of the Sunbeam Alpine driven by Grace Kelly in ‘To Catch a Thief’, a retrofit undertaken right here in the Principality....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and their children were out and about in Corsica this week to support Laurent Ballesta at the premier screening of his documentary 'Mediterranean Planet'....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene made a surprise appearance in Nice for the start of the Tour de France on Saturday, cheering on competitors at the most watched sporting event in the world....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Princess and the Fighter may sound like the title of a romantic comedy film, but in reality it is the real-life pairing of Princess Charlene and UFC star Conor McGregor for training....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, the eldest daughter of Prince Albert, was hospitalised over the weekend for worsening Covid-19 symptoms more than a month after testing positive. ...

August 10, 2020 | Local News

Water bike challenge: Battle of the siblings

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

It's been revealed that Princess Charlene and Gareth Wittstock will go head to head for The Crossing: Calvi – Monaco Water Bike Challenge....

August 10, 2020 | Local News

Prince hosts tribute concert at the Palace

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has honoured the people of Monaco who remained mobilised during the Covid-19 crisis with a special invitation-only summer concert at the Palace....

August 3, 2020 | Local News

“Happy holidays!”

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has shared a picture of her adorable twins soaking up the sun on their extended summer holiday on the island of Corsica....

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