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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have begun their 3-day visit to Ouagadougou, with a view to strengthen cooperation between both countries.
Arriving on Wednesday evening, the Princely couple was received Thursday morning at the Kosyam Presidential Palace by Burkinao Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré with his wife Sika.
The reception was followed by a meeting of the two heads of state.
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The official program Thursday included two bilateral commission meetings co-chaired by Gilles Tonelli, Monaco’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and HE Alpha Barry, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation.
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[caption id="attachment_27350" align="alignnone" width="640"] With Prince Albert Gilles Tonelli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Colonel Tony Varo, Head of the Monaco Fire Brigade Corps, Seydou Diakité, Honorary Consul of Monaco in Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Sawadogo, Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralisation, Colonel Ernest Kisbedo, Commander of the National Brigade Firefighters and Colonel Abel Zongo, Director of the Higher Institute of Civil Protection Studies. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC[/caption]
On Thursday afternoon, Prince Albert visited the National Fire Brigade (BNSP) in Ouagadougou.
Friday, the Prince is scheduled to visit the rural commune of Loumbila, northeast of Ouagadougou, to inaugurate the Aquatic Rescue and Training Centre, which has been funded by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and the Monaco Red Cross, before making a final stop at a corn mill in Kossodo.
At the end of his trip to Burkina Faso, Prince Albert will sign a bilateral agreement between the two countries, the result of Thursday’s commission meetings.
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Riccardo Giraudi may have just opened Cantinetta Antinori, at 11 avenue Princesse Grace, but the history of the Italian restaurant dates back to 1957, in Florence, with the original establishment in the Palazzo Antinori, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture of the mid-fifteenth century.
Cantinetta Antinori is a concept by the Florentine family dedicated to wine production for 600 years and over 26 generations. Today, Cantinetta Antinori is a renowned address for Tuscan gastronomy in European cities like Zurich, Vienna and Moscow, where the philosophy of the Antinori family – respect for traditions, territory and the countryside – is translated into quality, simplicity and flavours of pure Tuscan cuisine.
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In Monaco, Cantinetta Antinori, open from 7 am to 10:30 pm, will serve breakfast (poached organic eggs with smoked salmon and avocado or a cinnamon muesli burger), lunch – three set menus from €24 to €29, with a glass of Marchesi Antinori wine – and for dinner pappardelle with Tuscan beef stew or beef fillet tagliata and potatoes with rosemary.
While there were many grumbles along the Avenue with the closing of Bouchon, equally a hotspot for gossipers and a notable French bistro, Riccardo Giraudi does not disappoint. His first eatery in Monaco BeefBar – the first restaurant in Europe to import American organic beef – opened in 2005 and then in 2009, he founded Monaco Restaurant Group, which owns almost 10 restaurants in the Principality and many abroad.
Article first published January 10, 2017.
Philippe Pasqua's exhibition Borderline, at the Oceanographic Museum, closed on January 7 having welcomed 455,000 visitors over the previous eight months.
It was the first time that Grasse-born Philippe Pasqua, who taught himself to paint, lent his art to create awareness about the oceans. Robert Calcagno, Director of the Museum, said the artist had “enriched our mission of mediation and shed light, more sensitively, on the tragedies that are being played out beneath the surface: pollution, the over-exploitation of resources”.
The twelve monumental pieces included a giant tortoise entangled in fishing nets, a nine-metre shark sacrificed to human activity, hundreds of jellyfish piled up in a dumpster ... By their only visual force, these achievements have spoken to the heart of thousands of visitors, amateur enthusiasts or seasoned professionals, presenting a world dominated by limitless behaviour.
“Philippe Pasqua has managed to perpetuate this link so dear to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the one that unites art and science. His works have initiated an unprecedented dialogue with our historical collections,” said Patrick Piguet, Director of Heritage.
The exhibition not only attracted 72 nationalities identified among the visitors but also had the honour to be visited by many personalities, like American Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, actor Patrick Timsit, French international footballer Johan Micoud and World Champion F1 driver Alain Prost.
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Sunday 14 January, 11 am and Wednesday 17 January, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses
Mademoiselle Rêve (Miss Dream), a children’s production by and featuring Emilie Chevrier and Renaud Dupré
Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Wednesday 17 January, 6 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library
Presentation of new issue of Annales Monégasques followed by a lecture by Stéphane Lamotte: “A Writer in Monaco. Armand Lunel”