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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...

'Model' customers keep Tokyo diners at social distance

The coronavirus pandemic might have left many restaurants empty, but one establishment in Tokyo is relying on some model customers to enforce social distancing: life-like mannequins keeping diners from getting too close. Masato Takemine's Chinese restaurant looks busy even as many businesses in the city deal with a dearth of clientele, with ladies in ornate Chinese-style dresses and a girl in a kimono among those seated at his tables. But the 16 customers are actually mannequins he has placed randomly at tables to keep diners from getting too close. "At first I removed some of the tables to have more space in between, but it then looked so lonely, as if the restaurant was under renovation," Takemine told AFP. "With these ...

Last chance to win a luxury weekend. Bradley Mitton

It’s your last chance to join a very exciting tombola on www.brads-wine.com, giving you the chance to win a luxury weekend for two at the Hôtel La Ferme d’Augustin in St Tropez! All you need to do, to be in with a chance of winning, is subscribe to www.brads-wine.com. We'll be picking a name at random at the end of July - so subscribe online and order your first case of amazing wines!...

Safe in style - Monte-Carlo Cares

Monaco, the most exclusive destination in Europe is also the safest. Discover the various measures introduced in our different universes so that the Monte-Carlo experience is more than ever the symbol of light-heartedness and serenity. Monaco, la destination la plus exclusive en Europe est aussi la plus sûre. Découvrez les différentes mesures mises en place dans ses différents univers (jeu, hôtellerie, restauration, bien être …) pour que l’expérience Monte-Carlo soit plus que jamais le symbole de l’insouciance et de la sérénité....

Harry and Meghan file lawsuit over paparazzi photos of their son

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle filed a lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles against one or more paparazzi whom they accuse of taking pictures of their son without permission, their lawyer told AFP. "The couple recently learned that someone is shopping photographs of their 14-month-old son, Archie, falsely claiming to have taken them on a 'recent' public outing 'in Malibu,'" the complaint, filed for invasion of privacy, said. "But Archie has not been in public, let alone in Malibu, since the family arrived" in California, the lawsuit said, noting that the snapshots were actually taken during "activities in the backyard of the residence, unbeknownst" to the couple. The complaint, which targets unidentified individu...

Reopening of the Handiplage site on Larvotto beach

From July 20 to September 11, people with reduced mobility and disabilities will once again be able to enjoy the pleasures of the beach for free on the Larvotto site, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A team of hand-boarders as well as two tiralos will provide support for swimming. People with a vehicle can benefit from a free 3-hour parking pass, valid in the public car parks of Testimonio, Grimaldi Forum and Portier. From Avenue Princesse Grace, access to the site will be via a secure footbridge above the site, then by taking an accessible lift. In accordance with current health safety rules, access to the Handiplage site at Larvotto will require a mask to be worn and will be limited to two users at a time. A telephone reserva...

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Pakistan has issued a final warning to Chinese-owned social media app TikTok to clamp down on what it called "immoral, obscene and vulgar" content on the video-sharing platform. TikTok has become a global sensation with its 15 to 60-second video clips and is hugely popular among young Pakistanis, with some users building up millions of followers.But the app has come up against backlash in the deeply conservative Islamic country, with critics blaming it for spreading nudity and pornography. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced it was blocking another app, Bigo, and had received a number of complaints about TikTok over its "extremely negative effects on the society and the youth in particular". In a ...

Kim and Kourtney Kardashians arrive in Armenia

Armenian-American reality TV superstar Kim Kardashian West arrived in Armenia together with sister Kourtney Kardashian and children. Kim Kardashian West will be a special keynote speaker and panelist at the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2019), which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from October 6 through 9, 2019. WCIT 2019 program manager Syuzanna Azoyan told reporters at the airport that the Kardashian sisters visited Armenia together with their kids, a total of seven children. They left for the hotel because the kids were sleeping. Kim Kardashian promised to meet with the media representatives. Kim Kardashian West visited Armenia for the first time in April 2015 together with spouse Kanye West and sister Khloé ...

New rules for post-Brexit travel with pets

If the UK leaves without a deal the following rules will need to be followed in order for pets to gain entry. All pets will require a microchip. Pets must have a blood sample taken a minimum of 30 days after its most recent rabies vaccination (this goes for both vaccinations and boosters). A vet then needs to send the blood sample to an EU approved blood testing lab, which will check that your pet has a certain level of rabies antibodies in its blood. If the level is not high enough, then your pet will need a booster vaccine. You cannot travel until three months after a successful rabies test. 10 days or less before your departure date, it is necessary to obtain an animal health certificate from your vet. To get the certificate you will ne...

Celebrities and royals hit the Riviera

Kylie Jenner and royal couple Harry and Meghan have been spotted this past week soaking up the famous Riviera summer sun. Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner brood, spent her 22nd birthday travelling the Med aboard a superyacht called Tranquility. Considering the non-stop schedule of the Instagram star, the name of the boat seems quite amusing. Ms Jenner, along with her rapper boyfriend Travis Scott and daughter, Stormi, have been making the rounds with stops in Saint Tropez, Antibes, Cannes and Monaco. Joining them on their adventures were the birthday girl’s mother, Kris Jenner, and friends Sofia Richie and Scott Disick. Whilst visiting the Principality, the entourage hit Sass Café for lunch followed by an evening at p...

Interview: Stefano Brancato, the legend of Casino Square

For 150 years the Café de Paris has been at the heart and soul of Monaco. It is here where the first ever Crêpes Suzette was created for the future King of England, and where royalty, heads of state and internationally renowned performers are still drawn to today. Transformed and renovated regularly since it was founded in 1868 by François Blanc and Prince Charles III of Monaco, the Café de Paris remains firmly rooted in tradition, from its classic interior to the time-honoured menu favouring Mediterranean brasserie cuisine. On the legendary Parisian terrace and inside the chic retro ‘zodiac’ café are crisp white table cloths and perfectly suited waiters taking incredible care of their clients. Nurturing this culture of perfection for al...

Fiat 500 Club heads to Italy

Owners of Fiat 500’s mark your calendars for an outing on 21st September, heading out from the Principality and into the mountains of Italy. The Fiat 500, that iconic car first designed by Italian engineer Danta Giacosa in 1957 as an affordable and practical post-war vehicle, is now one of the most beloved cars Fiat has ever produced. If you are the lucky owner of one, you are invited to join the Fiat 500 Club of Monte Carlo for a special outing on 21st September. The convoy leaves at 9:30am and makes its way toward Ventimiglia, before heading into the mountains where the group has been invited to stop in Perinaldo for a mid-morning apero. Afterward the procession carries on to Dolceacqua, where I Gumbi, a local agritourism, will host lu...