Security in place for celebrations of Saint Devote

Photo: Facebook Mairie de Monaco
Photo: Facebook Mairie de Monaco

Various security measures will be put in place for public access to the Saint Devote celebrations at Place Sainte Devote on Friday, January 26.

For those wishing to join the procession that will leave from Quai Louis-II, three checkpoints will be set up with visual checks of bags and their contents: at the “tabac” turn, end of route de la Piscine; on Quai Louis-II, between the Nautical Society and the Yacht Club; and on boulevard Louis II, at 1 Quai Kennedy.

For those wishing to go to Place Sainte Devote, three checkpoints will be set up: at the bottom of avenue Ostend; rue Grimaldi, at the entrance to the Sainte Devote Gallery; rue Grimaldi at the bus stop for VIPs.

SNCF travellers should note the closure of the Sainte Devote valley to pedestrian traffic from 5:30 pm. To reach or leave the station, take the Sainte Devote gallery.

Photo: Facebook Mairie de Monaco
Photo: Facebook Mairie de Monaco

From 5 pm to 7:15 pm, the Route de la Piscine will be closed to traffic except for the portion between La Rascasse and the central wharf; from 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm, the area between avenue JF Kennedy and 1 boulevard Louis II will be closed to traffic during the passage of the procession at the bottom of the avenue of Ostend, and traffic will be momentarily stopped on the avenue to allow the passage of the participants in complete safety.

There may be slight delays to bus services as the procession crosses between 6 pm and 7 pm. The Monaco bus line No 1, from Monaco Ville, will be diverted towards avenue d’Ostende and subsequent stops will not be served, from 5:30 pm until 7:15 pm.

The administration asks road users to avoid the area between the Saint Devote church and avenue President JF Kennedy from 6 pm until 7 pm and apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused by the festivities.


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