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January 27, 2021 | Local News

Subdued Saint Devote celebrations

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and their twins have celebrated Saint Devote, Monaco’s patron saint, amid strict health measures that prohibited the usual crowds from attending....

Daily news

January 27, 2021 | Local News

New Covid fatality recorded

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The death of a 76-year-old on Wednesday marks the Principality’s 10th Covid-19 victim since the pandemic began....

January 27, 2021 | Local News

Rare defeat for Roca Team

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

AS Monaco Basketball suffered a disappointing 72 to 79 loss on Wednesday night against Spain’s Joventut Badalone in the Euro Cup 7 Top 16 playoffs.  ...

January 27, 2021 | Business & Finance

Top-tier property market remains strong

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

New research has shown that the French Riviera and Monaco rank highest for the most expensive properties, confirming it as the most prestigious property pocket in the world....

January 27, 2021 | Local News

EU fossil fuel phase out reaches new high

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

It’s official. Renewables have overtaken fossil fuels as the European Union’s main source of electricity as new projects came online in 2020 and coal-power shrank....

January 27, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Experts say deaths not directly linked to vaccine

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

French health agencies say that data on the safety of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is “reassuring” and the deaths of nine elderly patients is likely a case of poor timing....

January 26, 2021 | Local News

Curfew to remain amid Covid resurgence

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco’s current restrictions have been extended for another three weeks, including a 7pm curfew and the closure of restaurants in the evening....

January 26, 2021 | Local News

Monaco holds its breath for Boris

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Boris Herrmann, skipper of the Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco, is heading into the final day of the Vendée Globe in second place and it’s going to be a thrilling race to the finish line....

January 26, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

New underground tunnel project well underway

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

A pedestrian tunnel that will link Fontvieille to the top of Boulevard du Jardin Exotique is well on its way to completion with the use of ingenious engineering and brute force....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

This year's Pink Ribbon Monaco walk has been cancelled due to Covid, but organisers are asking that people still get the word out about breast cancer awareness in a fun and safe way....

January 26, 2021 | Local News

February festival cancellations

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Covid’s latest victims are two beloved local winter events, the Menton Citrus Festival and the Nice Carnival, but organisers are already making plans for big returns in 2022....

January 25, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

600 vaccines a day possible at new site

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has inaugurated Monaco’s new Covid vaccination centre in the Grimaldi Forum, telling reporters that it is "too early to tell" if he will order another lockdown....

January 25, 2021 | Local News

Giacometti marks return of summer exhibition

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

A retrospective exhibition of the works of famed Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti is coming to the Grimaldi Forum this summer for the first time ever....

January 25, 2021 | Local News

AS Monaco on a roll

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Red and Whites took their fourth victory in a row after a brilliant showing Friday night against Olympique de Marseille, winning three to one at a home game at Stade Louis II....

January 25, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

AstraZeneca follows Pfizer in vaccine delay

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

AstraZeneca has warned that initial supplies of its Europe-bound Covid-19 vaccines will be lower than expected, sparking new concern over the rollout of inoculations....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Julien Ingrassia and Sébastien Ogier achieved a record-topping eighth win at the 89th Monte-Carlo Rally this weekend, beating out former record holders Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has signed the Arctic Commitment and pledged its support for a ban on the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil in Arctic shipping....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene has spoken publicly for the first time about her daring shaved hair-do, saying “I am happy as I am” and her husband, Prince Albert, now likes it too....

January 22, 2021 | Local News

PCR test needed for EU-France travel

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

All travellers entering France from Europe by air or sea will have to present a negative PCR test from Sunday 24th January....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

One year after our first interview, we catch up with Smart City Programme Manager Georges Gambarini to talk about whether Covid has derailed any of Monaco's Smart City projects. ...

January 22, 2021 | Local News

Government launches e-health initiative

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

A new website, Monaco Santé, has been created in the Principality, providing information and services for residents and visitors including online bookings and consultations....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco has just completed its seventh year of Winter School in conjunction with the Sciences Po Menton campus, only this year, all classes were held virtually for the first time ever....

January 21, 2021 | Business & Finance

Monaco-ville ‘villa’ sells for €75 million

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Villa Unda Maris, situated just metres from the Oceanographic Museum on the Rock, has gone under the gavel and achieved an eye-watering sale price of €75,300,000....

January 21, 2021 | Local News

Monaco on Switzerland’s red list

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

People travelling to Switzerland from Monaco and the French Riviera will have to self-quarantine for 10 days, under new restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19....

January 21, 2021 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

New developments in vaccination programme

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Grimaldi Forum will become vaccination headquarters from Monday, while a new online booking service is helping to speed up the rollout in Monaco....

January 21, 2021 | Local News

Euro Cup win for Roca Team

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The AS Monaco Basketball team dominated their Spanish opponent from Unicaja Malaga on Wednesday night with a crushing 90 to 71 victory. ...

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Written by: Cassandra Tanti

One year after our first interview, we catch up with Smart City Programme Manager Georges Gambarini to talk about whether Covid has derailed any of Monaco's Smart City projects. ...

January 12, 2021 | Business & Finance

Brexit and VAT explained for Monegasque companies

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

When the UK officially left the European Union on 1st January 2021, the concept of intra-community transactions between Monaco and the UK, which are exempt of VAT, ended....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

We catch up with young Monegasque Olivia Dorato to talk about her brave decision to move away from a predictable life in law to the uncertain and exciting world of a singer/songwriter....

Written by: Isabella Marino

Start the year off on the right foot by saving money and the ecosystem. Sales shopping is all about timing and spotting ‘the pearl’....

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s CEO Brisa Trinchero catches up with Paul Tazewell about the intricacies of theatre design, his favourite Grace Kelly looks, and what’s to come next. ...

December 21, 2020 | Local News

5 ways to survive a Covid-19 Christmas

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe gives his take on the psychological impact of the pandemic this Christmas and a handful of seasonal survival tips. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life goes behind the scenes of the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health to discover what it takes to put together the largest, most spectacular fundraising event in the Principality....

December 10, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Flying high with Thierry Boutsen

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

From racing the world’s fastest cars to selling the planet’s most expensive private airplanes, Thierry Boutsen has always been a man on a mission....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has closed its gilded doors. But the luxurious hideaway has not fallen because of Covid. In fact, it will awaken even more spectacular than before. ...

November 13, 2020 | Local News

Bella’s seasonal shopping guide for Monaco

Written by: Isabella Marino

The warm colours of autumn....

November 10, 2020 | Local News

Interview: Prima Ballerina Isabella Boylston 

Written by: Brisa Trinchero

In our new series we highlight the lives and artistic work of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA’s Award winners. This month’s exclusive interview: Isabella Boylston....

October 30, 2020 | Business & Finance

CleanEquity: Capitalising on the energy transition

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

According to experts, now is the time for entrepreneurs and investors to take advantage of the energy transition and jump on board the EU's ambition to be a global leader....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

This is the story of Nina, the German-born Princess of Seborga who has bold plans for the future of a principality famous for its captivating past....

October 19, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Pandemic fatigue and mental health

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

It’s official. Many of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue”. So how do we stay mentally healthy during a crisis for which there seems no end in sight?...

October 14, 2020 | Local News

A perfect pairing

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Hermitage Hotel continues to deliver on its promise of exciting new experiences, this time offering a gastronomic weekend with two Michelin star Chef Philippe Mille....

October 8, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: MonacoTech Director Lionel Galfré

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life talks to the director of the Principality’s business incubator about the importance of nurturing start-ups and what it means for Monaco. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Tokeny is the start-up that has not only been entrusted with protecting investors on Monaco’s digital platform, it also has the enormous responsibility of protecting Monaco's reputation....

July 24, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Interview: Leader of ‘Modern Cuisine’ Yannick Alléno

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

There was only one way the Hermitage Hotel could celebrate its reopening after three months of slumber, and that was with powerhouse chef Yannick Alléno. ...

July 22, 2020 | Local News

Communicating with orcas

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

In part one of this two-part orca series, animal advocate Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta speaks to Pierre Robert de Latour – aka the Orca Whisperer....

June 23, 2020 | Local News

Back to a St Tropez summer

Written by: Isabella Marino

Lifestyle and fashion contributor Isabella Marino heads back to St Tropez post lockdown to re-appreciate all the flavours of this eclectic seaside town. ...

Princely Family

January 27, 2021 | Local News

Subdued Saint Devote celebrations

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and their twins have celebrated Saint Devote, Monaco’s patron saint, amid strict health measures that prohibited the usual crowds from attending....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene has spoken publicly for the first time about her daring shaved hair-do, saying “I am happy as I am” and her husband, Prince Albert, now likes it too....

January 20, 2021 | Local News

New official photo of Princely family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Prince's Palace has unveiled the new official portrait of the Princely family for 2021, and there are some cute similarities between the generations....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco features as the backdrop for Charlotte Casiraghi’s first advertisement with Chanel, but that’s not the only reason why the fashion photoshoot pulled at her heart strings....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In his NYE address, Prince Albert has assured citizens of his “commitment to leading the Principality out of this health crisis towards a more stable, prosperous and just future.”...

December 29, 2020 | Local News

Prince continues to rally behind storm victims

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has returned to the region ravaged by Storm Alex in October to show his continued support and handover some much needed equipment for rebuilding efforts. ...

December 27, 2020 | Local News

Christmas at the Palace

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Charlene has spread a little virtual Christmas cheer, sharing hilarious snaps of Prince Albert getting in the festive spirit - a playful contrast to the Palace's holiday family portrait. ...

December 23, 2020 | Local News

Charlotte Casiraghi lands dream partnership

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Charlotte Casiraghi has been named Chanel’s Ambassador in a move that formalises her relationship with a brand she has had links to since she was a teen. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco’s trend-setting Princess

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Sporting a new punk-style undercut, Princess Charlene, together with Prince Albert and their children, have handed out gifts to Monaco’s littlest citizens at the Prince’s Palace. ...

December 17, 2020 | Local News

Little Princess baptises namesake vessel

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The new flagship boat of Monaco’s Maritime and Airport Police Division, ‘Princess Gabriella’, has been inaugurated by the little princess whose name it bears....

December 15, 2020 | Local News

Prince Albert receives Golden Eagle of Nice

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s head of state has been honoured with the ‘Aigla Nissarda’, or Niçoise Golden Eagle, highlighting his ongoing support and contributions to the city of Nice....

November 23, 2020 | Local News

Show stealers: The little prince and princess

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Palace and Princess Charlene have shared too-cute-for-words photos from Monaco’s National Day of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, whose adorably cheeky side was on full display....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Photos: National Day celebrations

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Jacques joined his father Prince Albert II in a salute and ceremonial attire for National Day duties on Thursday, alongside his sister Princess Gabriella and mother Princess Charlene....

November 19, 2020 | Local News

Who were this year’s recognised heroes?

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monaco’s National Day honours not only the country and its prince, but distinguishes those who make the country what it is. This year, the country celebrated its everyday heroes....

November 17, 2020 | Local News

Special Order of Grimaldi honours

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of National Day celebrations, Prince Albert this year wanted to honour all the men and women who have been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 in Monaco....

October 13, 2020 | Local News

Next stop: Sarajevo

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

As part of a wider tour of Eastern Europe this month, Prince Albert has visited Sarajevo, where he was presented the Keys to the City and was made an honorary citizen....

October 11, 2020 | Local News

Prince visits storm-ravaged valleys

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has visited Saint-Martin Vésubie and Roquebillière to see first-hand the devastation caused by Storm Alex as recovery efforts continue with the help of Monegasque reinforcements....

October 9, 2020 | Local News

Prince officially welcomed by Serbia

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II has made a two-day diplomatic visit to Serbia where he met with President Aleksandar Vučić and witnessed the signing of a new economic agreement....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

HSH Princess Charlene has been in Tbilisi, Georgia, this week with her Foundation, meeting and inspiring young athletes.  ...

September 26, 2020 | Local News

Prince honours Sting at red carpet gala

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Hollywood stars have gathered in Monaco to support Prince Albert and the Monte-Carlo Gala for Planetary Health, while rock legend Sting was honoured for his environmental activism....

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