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WHAT'S ON

The Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival

The Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival kicks off on Friday 15th March with an exciting month-long repertoire of concerts and film.

Neopolitan concert at Saint-Charles church

A special concert will be held this weekend in the  Saint-Charles church to raise funds for a girl’s school in Iraq.
One to One meetings area

The retail of tomorrow is in Monaco

Retail experts will come together this March for the annual One to One Retail E-Commerce expo at the Grimaldi Forum.

Superyacht Chefs Competition at the YCM

Some of the region’s finest yachting chefs will come together for the second edition of the Superyacht Chefs Competition in Monaco.
People skating on the Monaco ice rink

Final chance to get the ice skates...

This is the last weekend to enjoy Monaco’s open air ice skating rink at Port Hercule before it is transformed back into a seaside swimming pool.
Monaco salsa congress logo

Monaco International Salsa Congress

Latin dance lovers will head to the Principality from across the globe this weekend for the annual Monaco Salsa Congress.
MAGIC is now in its 5th edition

It’s playtime with MAGIC Monaco

Cosplayers and gaming fans will converge on the Principality in early March for the annual MAGIC Conference.
Ferrari exhibition cars

50 Ferraris under one roof

Come and race through 70 years of passion, glamour and design innovation at Monaco’s Ferrari exhibition.
Nice, Coote D'Azur

Visit the Fete du Citron in Menton

Fete du Citron is an annual lemon festival held along the coast from Nice, in the town of Menton, held at the same time as the Lent carnival.
Hans Hartung artwork

Visit the group exhibition of Dubuffet, Hartung...

From February 22 to March 15, the Opera Gallery in Monaco is hosting an exhibition of three artists - Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung and Pierre Soulages.
Monaco Yach Show aerial view from Monacair helicopter

Top blockchain investors to meet in Monaco...

The Blockchain Investment Conference comes to Monaco on 31 May 2019. More than 50 fund managers and high net worth investors will attend.
Winter chic soiree

Winter Chic Soirée at the Casino Café...

As well as gambling, the Winter Chic Soirée is set to include dancing, exclusive surprises, champagne and spellbinding entertainment.
Senna

Go racing car crazy at Grimaldi Forum

We're looking ahead to the Monaco and the Automobile Exhibition, from 9 July to 13 September 2020, at the Grimaldi Forum.

Amber Lounge promotes F1 VIP packages

Amber Lounge Monaco 2019 will host VIP race viewing and celebrity yachts as part of three days of fine dining, F1 fashion and parties.
Monaco Yach Show aerial view from Monacair helicopter

Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco – 2019...

In 2019, the Prince Pierre Foundation continues to increase its presence "outside the walls" by offering two meetings scheduled in Madrid and London.
Diadème de la princesse de Bourbon-Parme - Joseph CHAUMET (1852-1928) - 1919 - Platine et diamants - H. 7 ; L. 18 cm - Paris, collection Chaumet, MUS 124

Chaumet and Majesty Exhibition – early bird...

Separated into six major themes, the exhibition will take you on a journey into the heart of the creation and symbolism of head jewellery.
Monaco ocean

inVOYAGE 2019 heads to Monaco

Monaco has been announced as the host destination for the 6th annual luxury incentives and events forum, inVOYAGE, 6-9 October 2019.
Dali clocks

Dali, A History of Painting, summer exhibition

Take advantage of early booking discounts for the Dali summer exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum. €6 tickets until 30 June.

87th Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo (22-27 January 2019)

The route of the 87th Rallye de Monte-Carlo is designed to be more compact but still challenging. The Rallye is the inaugural round of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
Airnadette show

Airnadette rock musical coming to Grimaldi Forum

Movie quotes, commercials, political speeches, online memes and interplanetary hits are all mixed, compressed and resurrected with humour and poetry.

DAILY NEWS

Skymining: changing the way we tackle climate...

We know rising carbon levels are to blame for global warming, but have we been looking at CO2 all wrong? Skymining certainly thinks so.

The Monaco Ambassadors Club event

The Monaco Ambassadors Club will be hosting a presentation of The Conseil National of Monaco, represented by its President Stéphane Valeri.
Anderson Cooper introducing his report

60 Minutes goes “Inside Monaco”

A utopia. A myth. A perfect society. That’s how Monaco has been described in a new 60 Minutes story that aired across the globe this weekend. In his report, journalist Anderson Cooper highlighted the positive perspective locals have of the Principality, while adding his own impression of Monaco as a "country club rather than a country" and Prince Albert as its "luxury landlord".
Anderson Cooper introducing his report
Screenshot 60 Minutes report with Anderson Cooper
American television network CBS aired the 60 Minutes segment, titled Inside Monaco: the ultimate playground for the rich, on Sunday 17th March. In it, Anderson Cooper interviews a number of Monaco personalities: Steven Saltzman, Yann-Antony Noghès, Pieter van Naeltwijck, Flavio Briatore and, of course, Prince Albert of Monaco.
Steven Saltzman with Anderson Cooper, screenshot
“Monaco is a utopia,” says Steven Saltzman from the back of a speeding boat, “It’s a country with no sovereign debt, where about 100 nationalities live together, protected in peace by a planet-loving prince. It’s a perfect society.” Anderson Cooper is not so convinced, referring to Monaco’s small size and calling it a “cramped alcove of aging apartments hugging a harbour barely big enough for the boats that dock here.” But he was, somewhat, in awe of the legendary lifestyle of Monaco. “It feels as much like a country club as a country,” says the iconic journalist.
Monegasque national Yann-Antony Noghès with Anderson Cooper
Cooper touches on the hot topic of taxes and the perception that Monaco is a tax haven, but that is rebuffed by Saltzman, who responds: “We pay our sales tax. We pay our property tax. We pay our tax on our employees and corporate profits. They don’t need more taxes.” Cooper concedes that: “Prince Albert has pushed to get the country in line with nearly all international banking regulations.”
Anderson Cooper spoke with Prince Albert
The 14-minute report is quite comprehensive, covering everything from housing and security, to the Monaco Grand Prix and Princess Grace. It ends with Italian businessman and Twiga nightclub owner Flavio Briatore taking Cooper for a drive in his Lamborghini. “We have people spend 300,000 euros in one night,” he laughs, “on champagne and party.”
Flavio Briatore with Anderson Cooper, screenshot
With that, and over images of pretty women and men with bulging bellies, Anderson Cooper ends his report: “In this age of instability, uncertainty and inequality, it may seem strange this odd oasis of opulence still exists. But Monaco wants you to forget about all that. Have some champagne, enjoy the party, why worry? From here, the rest of the world is far, far away.” See the full report here.

United Nations Environment Assembly

The Principality of Monaco has taken part in the 4th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Building Monaco’s urban agriculture

The concept of urban agriculture is sweeping across the globe, as major cities embrace the health benefits of gardening in a concrete landscape.

Monaco readies itself for the world stage

The world’s love affair with Monaco began with the marriage of Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly, but it is the events that continue to lure the elite.

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Skymining: changing the way we tackle climate change

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60 Minutes goes “Inside Monaco”

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FEATURE SERIES:

Women in Monaco: Kathleen Jones

The Women in Monaco series continues, highlighting females of the Principality who empower, excel and inspire. This week, we talk to Kathleen Jones.

Blockchain Monaco fast approaching

Excitement is mounting ahead of the Monaco Blockchain Masterclass being held on 31st May.