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The children's playground at Place des Moulins has recently reopened, after a complete 6-week renovation by the Department of Urban Planning which began on January 15.
The redevelopment of the garden concerns in particular the fencing and gates, for the safety of children, the replacement of games and soft ground, the creation of planter-boxes set up around the trees of the garden, and the replacement of grass by synthetic grass that will prevent children from getting dirty in bad weather.
Particular attention has been paid to the choice of games so that children with reduced mobility or visually impaired can take full advantage of this very popular space.
[caption id="attachment_29379" align="alignnone" width="640"] Equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Victoires in Paris, work of François-Joseph Bosio. Photo: Froggiesmedia[/caption]
France 2 will broadcast on Sunday, March 18, as part of its programme “D'Art Art”, a section dedicated to the famous equestrian statue of Louis XIV, which stands at Place des Victoires in Paris, work of the Monegasque sculptor François-Joseph Bosio. The statue was so impressive that Bosio and received the title of "First Sculptor of the King".
The Prince's Government has wanted to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of this artist and to make known the importance of his work to a wider public. Bosio, supported and encouraged by the patronage of Prince Honoré III, made a brilliant career in the French capital. He continues to surprise us with the variety and richness of his work.
A new episode dedicated to another major work of Bosio will be broadcast in 2018.
[caption id="attachment_29175" align="alignnone" width="640"] Monaco Run 2018. Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
The rainy weather of early Sunday morning failed to discourage the many runners who braved the Monaco 10 km.
The 5 km Pink Ribbon Walk, which raises awareness for breast cancer, also brought together more than 300 supporters, with many dressed, as usual, in colourful apparel.
[caption id="attachment_29176" align="alignnone" width="640"] Monaco Run 2018. Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
In the main event, two runners quickly escaped to be alone in the lead. The Nice-Côte d'Azur Athlete Karim Tahri broke away midway to win in 31:14, ahead of the Carabinier of AS Monaco Quentin Chiai, who gave everything in 31:47, and the Italian Jacopo Boscarini in 31:51.
In the women's competition, the Val de Gray triathlete Mathilde Gautier won in 37:04, more than two minutes ahead of Poland’s Katarzyna Anna Stankiewicz in 39:34.
The awards ceremony was held on the Quai Albert 1er under an intensifying rain, in the presence of many Monaco personalities including the Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario and the current holder of the Women’s Marathon World Record, Paula Radcliffe.
[caption id="attachment_29177" align="alignnone" width="640"] Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario and current holder of the Women’s Marathon World Record, Paula Radcliffe (right). Photo: Claude Ingargiola[/caption]
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A Monegasque student has been sentenced to eight days in jail for drunk driving on the route of the Monaco Grand Prix.
His car finished up against the fountain of the Fairmont Hotel after the 20-year-old failed to negotiate the famous Fairmont turn on the avenue des Spélugues in his Seat Ibiza at 5:30 am on the morning of July 9, the Monaco Criminal Court was told
When police first arrived on the scene, their first concern was for the well-being of the driver, since the car was on its side. However, the driver suffered only bruises.
The accused told the court that he had drunk three glasses of vodka at Zelo’s. "I recognise that alcohol has influenced my behaviour ... I understand my mistake and the lesson ... I will not do it again,” he said.
Prosecutor Cyrielle Colle reminded the accused: "You were absolutely not in a position to drive your vehicle. It is important that at the end of this procedure you understand that after drinking you can no longer be a master of yourself.” A penalty of eight days' imprisonment, suspended, and a fine of €45 was called for. The court followed the request of the public prosecutor.
[caption id="attachment_19727" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Bataillon de Marins Pompiers de Marseille[/caption]
At the peak of the holiday season, the most serious fires to hit the south of France in recent years continue to devastate large areas around St-Tropez. By Wednesday afternoon, 3,200 hectares had been burned in the Var, and police are investigating the possibility that the fire near the resort town of Borme-les-Mimosas had been set deliberately.
On Tuesday, 10,000 visitors and residents had been evacuated from the area as a precaution. Hundreds of tourists spent the night on the beach at Cap Bénat, a rocky peninsula, with reports of children being frightened and alarmed.
Nine firefighters were injured battling the blazes. A total of more than 4,000 firefighters and military personnel have been dispatched.
President Emmanuel Macron used Twitter to show his support for the those battling blazes on Wednesday. “Admiration and courage for those who are fighting tirelessly against the fire ravaging some of our territories," the French president said.
A total of 100 fire-fighting operations had been initiated since Monday, and while some smaller fires were brought under control on Wednesday, the vast number suggests arsonists at work. High winds and a lack of rain have spurred the fires.