Monaco

Donation of textbooks to the Monaco - Tunisia association

As part of the operation "Monaco is committed against waste" (MEG) Thanks to the generosity of the Lycée Albert Ier, the Monaco Town Hall and the Monaco Sustainable Development Association (MC2D) recently organized the collection of textbooks for the benefit of the Monaco-Tunisia association. Indeed, contact between the different entities had already been established since last year, the school having been one of the major donors during the first fundraising on this topic organized in early July 2019. It is therefore natural that the This year, the team from the Documentation and Information Center of the Rocher secondary school offered to hand over the textbooks it no longer used. In practice, the MEG collections, organized...

Architecture of Monaco

Monaco is known for its wide range of architecture for a small country. The geography of Monaco, which consists of sharp hills and narrow coastline, influences the Monacan architecture. The narrow roads have led to architectural construction being built into the hills in limited amounts of space. This limited space has, more recently, the issue of construction in Monaco has created social disruption. The history of the architecture of Monaco can be predominantly attributed to its location on the South East of France, which has allowed strong French influence, especially that of the Belle Époque period. Spanish and Italian qualities, such as the Capriccio movement, can also be found incorporated in the housing architecture of, and notable s...

Catholic Church in Monaco

The Catholic Church in Monaco is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. The country forms a single archdiocese: the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco, which is part of the Catholic Church in France since the beginning of its history. Per the Constitution of Monaco Catholicism is the official church of Monaco, and is the majority religion. Religious freedom is also guaranteed by the constitution. Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate is the cathedral of the Monaco archdiocese. Other Catholic churches include the Saint Charles Church, Church St. Devote, Saint Martin Church, and Saint Nicholas Church. Catholic chapels include the Chapel of Mercy, Chapel of the Sacred Heart, and the Carmelite C...

Geography of Monaco

Monaco is a sovereign city state, with five quartiers and ten wards, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France's Alpes-Maritimes département on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Its centre is about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Italy and only 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Nice, France. It has an area of 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi), or 208 hectares (510 acres), and a population of 38,400, making Monaco the second-smallest and the most densely populated country in the world. The country has a land border of only 5.47 km (3.40 mi), a coastline of 3.83 km (2.38 mi), a maritime claim that extends 22.2 kilometres (13.8 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (5,577 and 1,145 ft). The highest ...

International Festival of Circus

A selection of the best international attractions brought together in the capital of dreams under a big top shining with a thousand stars, where emotion, dignity and respect of authenticity mix with joy and laughter. Since its establishment in 1974 by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the International Festival of Circus of Monte-Carlo has become one of the most prestigious world events. As important as the “Oscars” for cinema, the “Golden Clown” is the much-coveted award of this Festival and the Circus world. Organised and chaired with passion by H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco, broadcast across the entire world, the Festival presents each year a selection of the best international acts which attract a huge audience. For 10 days, a select...

Charles III, Prince of Monaco

Charles III (8 December 1818 – 10 September 1889) was Prince of Monaco and Duke of Valentinois from 20 June 1856 to his death. He was the founder of the famous casino in Monte Carlo, as his title in Monegasque and Italian was Carlo III. He was born in Paris, the only son of Florestan, Prince of Monaco, and Maria Caroline Gibert de Lametz....

Monaco Art en Ciel

Four Evenings of Wonder Established by the Monaco Town Hall in 1966, the essential Monaco Art en Ciel (International Pyromelodic Fireworks Competition) every year involves pyrotechnics shows of great quality. Summer is conducive to long evenings outside on the Port of Monaco where the fireworks proliferate for the pleasure and wonder of young and old. A very powerful sound system has been installed on the whole of Port Hercule, allowing spectators to fully enjoy these unique spectacles from the Quai Albert Ier. Countries take each other on in the Monegasque sky in particularly technical salvoes in which visual and musical effects aim for perfect synchronisation! Of all the firework festivals organised in the world, that of Monte-Carlo alo...

Stade Louis II. renovation work

′′ We are doing renovation work, but also restructuring work that tackles much bigger construction sites ′′ Tonight in the news, Sylvie Bertrand, Director of the Stade Louis II-Officiel, detailed the extensive renovation and modernization project currently underway. Find his interview on our YouTube channel. Gouvernement Monaco...

Eco-ashtrays make it possible to recycle and value butts

After being positioned at the Christmas Village during the winter, eco-ashtrays have just been installed at the entrances of 5 municipal sites: the City Hall of Monaco, the Louis Notari Library, the Sonothèque José Notari-Videotheque, the Stadium Nautique Rainier III and the Regional Fund. These eco-ashtrays make it possible to recycle and value butts....

A block of rocks threatens to fall from the Exotic Garden: The Hospital Tunnel closed in both directions from July 31 to August 2

As part of the consolidation work of the Exotic Garden, it appeared that a 4T rock block threatens to detach itself from the wall and therefore requires the intervention of specialized climbers as soon as possible. It will take place between July 31, 7:30 a.m. and August 2, 7 p.m., and will require the complete closure of car and pedestrian traffic in both directions of Boulevard de Belgique, at the level of the Hospital tunnel. Motorists and Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco users wishing to go to the Princess Grace Hospital Center can only do so by going up Avenue Pasteur. Pedestrians will also have the possibility, from Boulevard de Belgique, to take the Revoires lift to reach Boulevard du Jardin Exotique and the Hospital lift. Note tha...

The gambling industry in Monaco

The plan for casino gambling was drafted during the reign of Florestan I in 1846. Under Louis-Philippe's petite-bourgeois regime, however, a dignitary such as the Prince of Monaco was not allowed to operate a gambling house.All this changed in the dissolute Second French Empire under Napoleon III. The House of Grimaldi was in dire need of money. The towns of Menton and Roquebrune, which had been the main sources of income for the Grimaldi family for centuries, were now accustomed to a much improved standard of living and lenient taxation thanks to Sardinian intervention and clamored for financial and political concession, even for separation. The Grimaldi family hoped the newly legal industry would help alleviate the difficulties they faced...

15th Monaco International Organ Festival - August 23 to September 6, 2020 - Monaco Cathedral

The 2020 edition of the Monaco International Organ Festival will take place! Conferences, meetings, concerts and film concerts, six events are on the program between August 23 and September 6. The 2020 program, more condensed due to the current exceptional circumstances, will nevertheless be a source of great artistic and musical encounters between artists and the public. * Sunday August 23 at 4 p.m .: Conference by Roland Galtier: "Studying, building, restoring organs, the role of the project manager" * Sunday August 23 at 5 p.m .: Organ and reciters "Monsieur Ibrahim and the flowers of the Koran" by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin, organ Pierre-Marie Escourrou, narrator Pauline Choplin...