Monaco

24.08.2015 1

Extract from this month's Riviera RT Magazine: The world's greatest gathering of super-yachts reaches its silver anniversary

Celebrating 25 years of the world’s premier yacht show

Since its inception in 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show has grown to become the ultimate event of its kind: next month's show will be the most spectacular yet. It all began 25 years ago, when just a handful of local companies and 30 yachts – with an average length of just 32m – were brought together in an attempt to promote yachting business, and highlight its importance within the Principality.Read more …

17.08.2015 1

Monaco: New York gospel singers will perform in the Reformation Church

'Glory Gospel Singers' drop in to Monaco

Having completed several successful international tours over the past 19 years, the 'Glory Gospel Singers' bring the power of their singing from New York to Monaco. They have leapt across the Atlantic to thrill France and Germany with an impressive programme for 2015.Read more …

10.08.2015 0

Monaco: Free showcase of artwork - in one of the Principality's more surprising locations!

Fascinating art exhibition weaves themes of folklore and the mystical

A series of works by artist Fabio Pietrantonio transports you to the fascinating "Tombs of the Giants” in Sardinia. The exhibition isn’t in one of Monaco’s fine art galleries – but in fact is in a unique location which has built up a great reputation for displaying some spectacular works of art – the Metropole Shopping Centre. Read more …

07.08.2015 1

Monaco: Get ready for the show-stopping finale of the international firework competition

Firework spectacular and live music

Monaco’s International Firework Competition 2015 draws to a nail-biting and spectacular close on Saturday night (8 August). The evening will feature a pyrotechnic display by experts from Slovakia, as the final round of the international competition. Read more …

03.08.2015 0

Monaco: World champion Nic Lamb pledges to help promote the charity in the US and wider world

Pro surfer joins Princess Charlene Foundation

Pro surfer Nic Lamb has joined the ranks as an ambassador for the Princess Charlene Foundation. The bronzed Californian surfing champion will help to promote the charity’s projects in the US and around the worldRead more …

31.07.2015 0

Monaco: Pressure on Monoco to allow civil partnerships or similar unions for homosexual couples following European Court of Human Rights ruling

Homosexual unions could be an option in Monaco from 2017

This week the European Court of Human Rights sought to accelerate the legislative process in Monaco regarding same-sex unions. It follows a European Court of Human Rights recommendation on July 21 that all European countries establish a legal framework for the civil union of homosexual couples.Read more …

30.07.2015 0

Monaco: Louis Vuitton group of companies and Galaxy Entertainment snap up Société des Bains de Mer shares

SBM to sell 10% of shares

The Government of Monaco, majority shareholder of the Société des Bains de Mer, has signed a purchase agreement for 10% of its shares to be distributed, in almost equal proportions, to two large international companies – LVMH Moët Hennessy (the Louis Vuitton group) and G.E.G. (Galaxy Entertainment Group, Macau). Read more …

28.07.2015 0

Monaco: Rush on public housing in Monaco's most desirable new property sees majority taken before it even opens

80% of public housing snapped up in Odeon Tower

A flood of applicants have snapped up public housing in the new Odeon Tower, which is nearing the final stages of completion. It was revealed this week that 80% of the state-owned housing reserved for Monegasques in the luxury tower has been allocated to lucky new owners following the deadline for candidates.Read more …

17.07.2015 0

Monaco: Group will care for 100 historical former residences of the Royal Family

Safeguarding Grimaldi dynasty heritage

A new association has been set up to look after the historical sites of Monaco’s Royal Family. The new group will care for around one hundred former residences of the Grimaldi dynasty in France and Italy.Read more …

16.07.2015 0

Monaco: Belgians, Swiss, Italians and Slovaks do battle in Europe-wide pyrotechnic competition in Monaco

Firework competition heats up

Switzerland had a go in early July, in two days’ time it’s Belgium’s turn - the annual firework competition in Monaco heats up on Saturday 18 July as it enters into the second round. The "Ooooohs" and "Aaaaahs" can be heard over four evenings in July and August each year when the sky above Monaco is illuminated by gigantic cascades of light. Read more …

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The Ensemble Baroque de Nice season 2015/2016

Italian artist Caravaggio painted it, Victor Hugo wrote a poem about it: light and shadow are a popular motif in art. They embody the contrast between black and white, good and evil. This is also the focus of Gilbert Bezzina in his new program for the Ensemble Baroque de Nice called "Des rayons et des ombres" (Rays and shadows). So why does the artistic director not only shine but cast large shadows? Here is an excerpt from the current program.Read more …

Jensen Button's St Tropez holiday home burgled

Following the burglary of Jenson Button on Monday night, a leading security specialist in the area provides RT with an insight into the dangerous and increasingly common method used by the perpetrators. Two men reportedly entered the St. Tropez villa rented by Jenson Button and his wife and friends whilst everyone was sleeping and released gas through the air conditioning system before stealing approximately €400,000 worth of goods. Read more …

uberPOP suspended in France

American based firm Uber is suspending its uberPOP service in France. The move follows angry riots by the country’s taxi drivers last week, and the questioning of Uber’s European managers. Read more …