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While visiting tourists may be happier not to have to compete with traffic outside the Casino, the professionals who work on the square have voiced their frustration with the experimental re-routing of local traffic.
A number of parking valets at the Hotel de Paris and the Casino of Monte-Carlo told local French-language daily Monaco Matin that the plan will “kill Casino Square.”
“Now that pedestrians can move freely in front of the casino, parking a car becomes very complicated. If I crush someone, I will go directly to prison,” one attendant told the newspaper.
Another complained that the number of parking spaces at the Hotel de Paris has dropped from 40 to 15, with only five directly in front of the iconic Hotel. Meanwhile, the slower queue of luxury cars offers more chances for milling tourists to take their selfies.
For the first time, Monte Carlo will play host to the World Top Model final, set to take place on 14th December at the Fairmont Hotel.
Same sex couples in Monaco will be able to benefit from a host of legal rights afforded to married couples and their children, under a new Free Union law that has just been passed by the National Council. After reading a very detailed report by Pierre Van Klaveren on bill 974 and the civil contracts of […]
Princess Charlene of Monaco has shared what life is like raising her strong-willed twins in a new interview published recently. The South African born Princess also revealed that her husband, Prince Albert, is a “fun” father who personally takes his kids to school every day.
Monaco’s National Day, celebrated on Tuesday, was filled with all wonderful pomp and ceremony the people of the Principality have come to expect, but this year, the crowds had even more. Everyone was positively enchanted by the nearly five-year old princely twins, who adorably made the day. National Day, held every 19th November, is about […]
The New National Museum of Monaco (NMNM) has been hosting an exhibition of photographs by Kasper Akhøj, Welcome (To The Teknival), dedicated to Villa E-1027 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, since early summer at Villa Sauber.
The exhibition has now been enriched with new photographs, taken in July of this year by Akhøj, which ends a work begun in 2008. The public can now admire 63 shots that are an echo to the portfolio made by the architect Eileen Gray during the construction of the iconic villa E-1027, the summer hideaway house designed by Eileen Gray for Jean Badovici between 1926 and 1929.
Kasper Akhøj also presents a new film entitled C2RMF75602, produced by the NMNM, in the video room of the Villa Sauber, recounting the restoration of a 16th-century painting entitled Portrait de Femme, attributed to Titian.
This film, shot in 16 mm, creates magnificent links to Welcome (To The Teknival), both of which pose many questions inherent in the conservation and restoration of heritage sites such as the Eileen Gray villa.
The Welcome (To The Teknival) exhibition runs until January 8, 2018. Villa Sauber is open daily from 10 to 6 pm; admission is €6 or free on Sundays.