The Grimaldis at home

A young Prince Albert tinkering with his Rolleiflex at the end of the 1960s, Prince Rainier III lovingly taking a photo of his family on the principality’s National Day of 1965, Prince Albert I capturing the gardens of the Villa Adriana in Tivoli in 1910, or even Princess Grace posing proudly with her camera during the 1950s… Organised as part of the inaugural PhotoMonaco event, which took place in early April, the Princely family is allowing the public to gain a new insight into its private life and history.Read more

Amber Lounge at the Monaco GP

During the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge is the ultimate VIP lifestyle experience. It’s where guests celebrate the race weekend with drivers, celebrities, royalty, sports and movie stars. Although the event tours the world alongside the Formula 1 calendar, Monaco pushes the fashion envelope by combining couture, motorsport, and thrilling live entertainment with a fever-pitch auction.Read more

Princess Charlene & the Saint Devote Rugby Tournament

On Saturday 31st March, teams from around the world will participate in the eighth Saint Devote Rugby Tournament at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. Organised by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in collaboration with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in order to celebrate rugby and its different approaches, the day promises to be particularly intense.Read more

Together they are 100

Prince Albert is turning 60? That cannot be! And yet, on 14th March 1958, Princess Grazia Patrizia – formerly known as American actress Grace Kelly – gave birth to her second child in the Palais Princier. The future sovereign, Hereditary Prince Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Marquis de Baux, was born! He had an elder sister (by little over a year) in Princess Caroline, but to this day, the Monegasque constitution provides that a boy is first in line.Read more

Monaco maps air quality

Monaco’s Department of the Environment has embarked on the first phase of a project to map the quality of air in the principality. As part of the ‘Quality of Life – A High-Resolution Modelling and Mapping Platform for Air Quality in Monaco’ programme, 52 sensors have been installed throughout the territory for the period between 29th January and 26th February.Read more

Club Vivanova & Q4 degustation in Monaco

Join Club Vivanova at Wine Palace Monte Carlo this Wednesday for an exclusive tasting of Q4, a dynamic new Argentinian winery, with owner Marcel Elefant. It will be the first ever such tasting held in Monaco: guests will sample the first two wines released by the vineyard as well as speciality cheeses and charcuterie.Read more

2018 begins in earnest at the Grimaldi Forum

Riviera Insider was invited along to a press conference at the Grimaldi Forum in mid-January to discover the arts and culture agenda for the first half of 2018. The occasion was also an opportunity for renowned private bank in Monaco, Compagnie Monégasque de Banque, to announce the renewal of its support for the principality’s leading cultural institution.Read more

The Circle of Life in Monaco

The Mairie de Monaco has released its 2017 statistics on the number of births, deaths, marriages and divorces in the principality… And it was an overwhelmingly happy year! The birth rate outweighs that of mortality by almost 2 to 1 and there were more than double the number of marriages than divorces, including four marriages between exclusively Monegasque citizens.Read more

Prince Albert's family visit micro-crèche

Monaco’s sovereign family attended a new micro-crèche for children – A Farandola – in the principality earlier this week. Made possible thanks to a generous private sponsor, the concept is part of a wider approach to tackle over-crowded services in Monaco.Read more

Fête Nationale: Monaco celebrates its National Day

The history of Monaco’s National Day goes back to 1857, when then-Prince Charles III designated a day of feasting and celebrations for his people. Upon his ascension to the throne in 2005, Prince Albert II decided to continue the 19th November tradition, which falls on Saint Rainier’s Day, in memory of his father, Prince Rainier III, who had died just six months earlier.Read more

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