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February 25, 2021 | Local News

Monaco Yacht Show gets an overhaul

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Organisers of this year’s Monaco Yacht Show are betting on a new badge system to better connect visitors and exhibitors and take the flagship event to another level....

Daily news

February 25, 2021 | Local News

Monaco to strengthen border checks

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As French Riviera towns prepare to go into lockdown this weekend, police in Monaco will be stepping up controls at all road, rail and air entry points to ensure that everyone is playing by the rules....

February 25, 2021 | Local News

Princess helping to fight the digital divide

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Connected Success, created by the Break Poverty Foundation to ensure that no child is left behind and supported by Princess Caroline and her AMADE Foundation, was launched in the Alpes-Maritimes....

February 25, 2021 | Culture

Monaco’s own manga powers ahead

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The third volume in the Blitz series, the first and only manga produced in Monaco, is hitting stands this Friday....

February 25, 2021 | Local News

Spring Arts Festival schedule

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival has confirmed they are going ahead as planned with their annual cultural event that spans five weekends from 13th March to 11th April....

February 24, 2021 | Local News

Are vaccine passports the way forward?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

As more governments consider the idea of vaccine passports as a way out of Covid restrictions on travel, some fear the documents will discriminate against those unable, or unwilling, to take the jab. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Boxing legend “Iron Mike” Tyson has been in talks with the Monaco Boxing Federation since last November. Now, what started as an off-the-cuff idea may actually become a reality....

February 24, 2021 | Culture

Monaco Pavilion close to completion

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Finishing touches are being made to the rock-inspired Monaco Pavilion. With months before the Dubai Expo kicks off in October, Monaco will be among the first countries to complete the mammoth project....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The 37th Credit Suisse Primo Cup Trophy will be hosting roughly 60 of the world’s top sail racing teams across three series in the Principality from 4th to 7th March....

February 24, 2021 | Local News

Six Nations: no new Covid-19 cases

Written by: Staff Writer

The French Rugby Federation says there have been no further positive Covid-19 tests among its playing squad or backroom staff for a 2nd straight day ahead of Sunday's Six Nations game. ...

February 23, 2021 | Business & Finance

New Ambassador of Monaco to Australia

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

At more than 16,000kms and 10 hours apart, Monaco’s Ambassador to Australia Marie-Pascale Boisson has presented her credentials in the first virtual diplomatic ceremony of its kind.  ...

February 23, 2021 | Business & Finance

Who makes up Monaco’s public service?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The number of cross-border workers employed by the government is increasing, with more than 53% of all civil servants in 2020 coming from France, according to the latest report by IMSEE....

February 23, 2021 | Local News

Entire flights now being tested at Nice airport

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

In a first for Nice Côte d’Azur airport, over a hundred passengers were given PCR tests upon landing in the French Riviera on Monday, marking the start of a new world order in Covid travel....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is marking its 15th anniversary with an international photography competition for the best environmentally-focused snaps....

February 23, 2021 | Local News

Philharmonic celebrates the classical greats

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra is pulling out all the stops over the next few weeks to delight audiences with a line-up of classics made for young and old....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Jardin Exotique will remain closed to the public until 2022 as the council battles unexpected hurdles renovating one of Monaco’s national landmarks....

February 22, 2021 | Local News

Partial lockdown ordered for French Riviera

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Alpes-Maritimes will be placed in to lockdown for the next two weekends as authorities try to counteract a circulation of Covid-19 in the department that is said to be “out of control”....

February 22, 2021 | Local News

Will you accept the challenge?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

British world-record holder Paula Radcliffe is challenging the students of Monaco and their families to practice a minimum of 15 minutes physical activity per day for the 'Two-15 Challenge'....

February 22, 2021 | Local News

Date set for CC Forum Monaco 2021

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Five questions for Max Studennikoff, founder of CC Forum, a global investment conference dedicated to sustainability that is set to take place for the second time in Monaco this July....

February 22, 2021 | Local News

Monaco’s undefeated streak continues

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco soundly beat last year’s reigning champs and one of their biggest rivals, Paris Saint-Germain, two to nil in an away game at Parc des Princes on Sunday. ...

February 21, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Where is Monaco in the race to immunity?

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

New figures reveal that 20% of Monaco’s population have received their first vaccination against Covid-19, almost two months into the Principality’s inoculation programme....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In this month's interview, Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s Brisa Trinchero catches up with acclaimed Principal Dancer Lucien Postlewaite about his career at Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo....

February 19, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Committee unveils 2nd women’s rights report

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The latest report on women’s rights in Monaco has just been released, detailing the advances made in 2020 including the tabling of a new bill to strengthen legislation on sexual violence....

February 19, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Monaco anticipates Covid surge after school break

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The government is urging people to be vigilant this holiday period, saying “Only reasonable behaviour will prevent circulation of the virus from increasing in the Principality” again....

February 19, 2021 | Local News

F1 winner Pastor Maldonado to race Historic GP

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Historic Grand Prix of Monaco is drawing some big names and generating plenty of excitement ahead of its April kickoff....

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”....

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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....

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. ...

Princely Family

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....

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.  ...

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