Video: boat collision in Port of Fontvielle during Monaco Grand Prix

Miraculously, no-one was seriously injured when an electric speed boat lost control and plowed into a VanDutch on Monaco Grand Prix Sunday in the Port of Fontvielle.

People waiting for tenders on the quai watched on in horror as the 100% electric speed boat accelerated quickly and collided straight into the middle of the VanDutch boat, which was carrying passengers out of the port.

Witnessed and captured by Monaco Life, the people onboard the VanDutch, from Holland, were shaken but unharmed, while the driver of the speed boat, who appeared to jump into the front of the boat to prevent the collision, suffered an injury to hit foot which required immediate treatment from paramedics. His passenger leapt from the boat into the water ahead of the collision and was also unharmed.

The Port of Fontvielle and the coast of Monaco are filled with tenders transporting guests to private yachts for the Monaco Grand Prix and accidents are not uncommon, despite the best efforts of Port of Monaco staff who heavily control the area.

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Italian Night at the Marché de la Condamine

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If you love all things Italian and cucina italiana, mark the first Friday of June down in your diary! 

Did you know that Monaco has three different markets? There’s the Condamine Market just off the Place d’Armes, the Marché de Monte-Carlo over on Avenue Saint-Charles and a brand-new addition in the form of the Petit Marché de Monaco Ville up on the Rock, which happens just once a week, but is steadily growing in popularity with locals and visitors alike.  

These markets are vibrant places, but given the countless other attractions in the Principality, they sometimes fall off the visitor map. So, as part of a project to revive and revitalise these community hubs for residents and tourists, the Mairie de Monaco has, for several months now, been organising evening and specialty events within the market halls. After truffles, chestnuts, regional wines and cheeses, and even sea urchins, now it’s time for that family favourite, Italian cuisine, to take centre stage. 

On Friday 2nd June from 7.30pm, market traders at the Condamine will come together for a night of traditional Italian cooking accompanied by live music from the Serena Sforzi & Fabio Paxia Duet. 

In the past, many of these events have been sold out, so it’s imperative to make a reservation directly with the stores taking part next time you’re in the market.  

Read more:

The best markets to visit in Monaco and the south of France


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Photo source: Klara Kulicova for Unsplash. This article was originally published 22nd May.