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Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From Saturday 24th July, health passes will be compulsory for foreigners wishing to enter Monaco’s restaurants and bars. But there are exceptions. We explain....

Daily news

July 25, 2021 | Local News

Theatre Festival programme revealed

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The World Amateur Theatre Festival is celebrating its 17th edition this year with acting companies from all over the globe  coming to perform in Monaco. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The City of Nice is banning music and live bands on terraces and beaches amidst a resurgence of the virus....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene has revealed further details of her medical condition to South African media, explaining why she has been unable to return to Monaco since earlier this year....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Yacht Club of Monaco will host the first ever Monaco Smart Yachting and Marina Show in September, which aims to speed up the development of eco-friendly marinas....

July 22, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Stricter Covid rules to come into play from Saturday

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Faced with a rise in Covid cases, primarily among the young and unvaccinated, Monaco is ramping up health measures again, including widespread mask wearing and new health pass rules....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has awarded Geoffrey Kent the honorary role of Goodwill Ambassador during a spectacular gala hosted by the Monaco Ambassadors Club....

July 22, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Aussie pub becomes vaccination centre for local employees

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A pub in Nice has been transformed into a temporary vaccination centre, helping around 450 local staff to get the jab before France implements its mandatory health pass....

July 22, 2021 | Local News

Legendary Jimmy’z is back

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s fabled Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo nightclub is reopening with much ado, some huge name DJ’s, and all the glamour that it is famous for....

July 22, 2021 | Business & Finance

Construction at centre of MEB meeting with Quebec

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monaco Economic Board has met with a Quebec delegation for a conference highlighting the latest responsible construction trends being employed in the Principality....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco has announced that anyone wishing to attend matches at Stade Louis II will be required to provide a health pass on entry....

July 21, 2021 | Business & Finance

Artcurial car auction pulls in €6.5 million

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 took top honours at the Artcurial Motorcars car auction at the Hôtel Hermitage this week, selling for €977,400 to a Monegasque collector....

July 21, 2021 | Business & Finance

Gently-used luxury handbag seller arriving in Monaco

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Sellier Knightsbridge has announced the upcoming opening of a Monaco location, a first for the luxe pre-loved retailer outside of the UK.  ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

After 20 days locked in a 5m2 capsule, Gombessa 6 scientists have returned with answers and even more questions about the puzzling rings of coral off the coast of Cap Corse....

July 21, 2021 | Local News

Historic Fiat 500 event draws the crowds

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The first Monaco International Meeting of Historic Fiat 500s took place on Saturday in the Port and was deemed a huge success with more than a thousand people visiting the event....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Singer, songwriter and actress Anna Vissi is coming to Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles for one night only in a can’t-miss show that will also raise funds for the Prince’s Foundation....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert of Monaco has joined the likes of Joanna Lumley and Jason Momoa in backing calls for the Great Barrier Reef to be placed on a list of world heritage sites in danger....

July 20, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Covid incidence rate at highest point since March

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The circulation of Covid-19 throughout Monaco continues its worrying upward trajectory, as France declares that the “fourth wave has begun”.  ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We speak to Economist Marco Soriano, who is rebooting the Soriano family legacy in Italy with an all-electric motorcycle and a game changing global business model. ...

July 20, 2021 | Business & Finance

Free use of public spaces to continue

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The government is allowing shops and restaurants to expand their services on to terraces free of charge through the month of September to help boost summer trade....

July 20, 2021 | Business & Finance

CTTR scheme extended, under new conditions

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Reinforced Temporary Total Unemployment has been extended in the Principality until 30th September to assist in recovery during the summer season....

July 19, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Do I use Monaco Safe Pass or EU health pass?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From Wednesday, a health pass will be mandatory in France for access to leisure and cultural venues with more than 50 people. So, what does that mean for Monaco residents?...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State to the Holy See, has visited the Principality to celebrate the 40th anniversary of privileged relations between the two states....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Cap d’Ail’s new nursery school has officially been named the Ecole Samuel Paty, after the schoolteacher who was assassinated near Paris by a young Muslim extremist....

July 19, 2021 | Local News

Leclerc loses lead in last two laps

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The British GP was filled with thrills and chills, as Hamilton ran Verstappen off the track in the opening lap, then charged past Charles Leclerc in the last two laps of the race....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

After a quiet pandemic year, the Monaco Economic Board and its members have hit the road again, this time heading to Florence, Italy for an economic mission....

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Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We speak to Economist Marco Soriano, who is rebooting the Soriano family legacy in Italy with an all-electric motorcycle and a game changing global business model. ...

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

Monaco Life catches up with Suzy Amis Cameron, wife of Hollywood Director James Cameron, to discover more about her One Meal a Day movement....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life was there for the exclusive unveiling of the first signature fragrance by ‘Grace de Monaco’, a new brand created by the Princess Grace Foundation and supported by the Palace....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We speak with Cindy Benod, one of the world’s few female biotech CEOs, about securing seed funding for her new muscle injury treatment and why she chose Monaco to establish her start-up....

June 29, 2021 | Local News

Experiences: the Hotel Royal Evian Resort

Written by: Alessandra Vicedomini

Fashion Designer Alessandra Vicedomini shares her experience at the Hotel Royal Evian Resort, a magical palace designed to restore your body and reconnect your mind....

June 28, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Manon Fleury: “This is the future of gastronomy”

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We catch up with Manon Fleury, new head chef of Michelin-starred Elsa and part of a new generation of chefs who combine fine dining with a full respect for nature and the land. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We speak to the Co-Founder and Chairman of EcoMotion Week Meir Arnon about Smart Mobility, the surprising rapid advancement of driverless vehicles, and the future of flying cars....

Written by: Mark Thomas

As a former rugby sevens player for Wales, Mark Thomas gives his take on this weekend’s World Rugby Sevens Repechage and revisits Monaco's love affair with the sport. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From cold soups with broth extraction, to king crab and sugar-free meringue, guests of the new 'Yannick Alléno at the Hermitage Hotel' are being treated to “simplicity” in modern cuisine....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Charles Leclerc has told Monaco Life that he is looking forward to finally seeing fans in the grandstand that the Principality has dedicated to him this Grand Prix weekend. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As head chef of Coya, Victoria Vallenilla has made history in Monaco. But it is not just her gender that is breaking new ground, it is her revolutionary approach to running a kitchen team....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In this month’s exclusive interview by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA, we catch up with Kelly O’Sullivan who wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed film Saint Frances....

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. ...

Princely Family

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene has revealed further details of her medical condition to South African media, explaining why she has been unable to return to Monaco since earlier this year....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State to the Holy See, has visited the Principality to celebrate the 40th anniversary of privileged relations between the two states....

June 25, 2021 | Local News

Mini-series marks wedding milestone

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The 10th anniversary of the marriage of Prince Albert II to Charlene Wittstock will be celebrated with a 10-part mini-series chronicling their lives together....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella are Monaco's new socialites. After appearing with their father at the Rugby, they were by his side again on Wednesday for the Festival of Saint Jean. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert has helped to release seven adolescent seahorses into the wild as part of a project to repopulate the quickly dwindling species....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco Poste has released a quartet of new stamps to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of Prince Albert II to Princess Charlene, including one featuring the twins....

May 24, 2021 | Local News

Princely twins join Grand Prix action

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella joined their father to watch the qualifying races of the Monaco Grand Prix while Princess Charlene was notably absent due to illness....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene’s support of rhino conservation work in South Africa has been revealed through a series of moving photographs by wildlife photographer Christian Sperka....

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. ...

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Monaco. From this point, we went closer to the coast, figuring that it's not every day that we get to see Monaco from this point of view.
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We visited once by car a few years ago. I remember we paid a lot on the highway. And the parking, if I remember well, was 32 euro for less than half a day, which was shocking to me, but for Mathieu was normal, as he had Paris instead of Bucharest as a reference. Surprisingly, the price to eat and drink something for lunch wasn't any different from France (but we chose a normal terrace, nothing fancy).
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We'll probably return (probably by bus next time) because I'd like to visit the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
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We didn't stop with Puzzle here. Not only was it expensive to spend the night in Monaco's port, but I had also read in "Sailing There - Cruising Across Europe and the Mediterranean" by Patricia Vellinga that the marina is very deep and not that well protected.
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Vous ne pouvez pas les voir.
Les larmes sur ton âme
Vous ne pouvez pas les entendre
Quand ton cœur se brise doucement

Vous pouvez à peine les sentir.
Des poings qui ne sont jamais serrés
Votre propre peur
Est beaucoup trop essentiel

Vous le savez bien.
L'amour sous les glaciers
Le bonheur froid
De la médiocrité

Vous flottez
Dans le courant de l'indifférence
Préoccupation
A l'abri de la solitude

La bougie de ma vie brûlera par les deux bouts.
Elle peut être insatiable et petite
C'est tout ce que j'ai.

Mon alphabet des sens m'indiquera toutes les voies
qui sont faites de chair de poule
Jusqu'au dernier jour

Si respirer timidement, c'est se livrer...
Alors plutôt aimer, souffrir et vivre

Qu'est-ce qui est si mal ?
De rêves qui sont trop grands
La première étape
Qui vainc sa peur

Rêvant de chaque fleur merveilleuse
De chaque fleur merveilleuse
Quand tu te réveilles
Sur votre oreiller

L'étincelle d'enthousiasme le soleil d'un fou
Mieux vaut un lion devant l'abîme
Que l'âne avant la charrette

Je te donnerai une pluie d'or
Si vous jetez vos peurs par dessus bord
Mais je ne te prêterai pas un centime.
Si vous tournez en rond

Payer pour trébucher, c'est ne jamais flotter
Alors plutôt aimer, souffrir et vivre

Si être apprécié, c'est se rendre
Mieux vaut aimer, souffrir et vivre
Mieux vaut aimer, souffrir et vivre

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The new look Casino Square early this morning. Opinions vary — but there are certainly no distractions from that glorious Belle Époque architecture...
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Happy Sunday, everyone!
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Happy hour on the beach at 1pm! 😁 sea, drink and sun!
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