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Sea urchin market: Marché de la Condamine

Marché de la Condamine Place d'Armes

Fans of sea urchin have quite a treat coming their way. The weekend of 18th and 19th March has been set aside by two of Monaco’s markets to showcase that most popular of echinoderms, giving visitors a chance to sample this luxury sea food in areas specially set up for them. The Marché de Monte-Carlo will host on 18th and the Condamine Market on 19th March. Sea urchins, or oursin in French, are a celebrated dish in the South of France and Monaco and festivals have cropped up everywhere to showcase them. For...

Opera: La Traviata

Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo Place du Casino

The Opéra de Monte-Carlo will host four spectacular nights of the renowned opera La Traviata this month, featuring legendary Spanish singer Placido Domingo.  Marie Duplessis, more commonly referred to as the Lady of the Camellias, was one of 19th century Paris’ most celebrated courtesans. She died tragically young in 1847 at the tender age of 23. Like many in her time, she was a victim of tuberculosis, which at the time had no cure.   Her popularity and legend lived on however, and this sadly romantic tale was dramatised just five...