According to the World Health Organisation, one person drowns every 85 seconds and many of the victims are children. As a former Olympic swimmer who often talks of her love of the water, this statistic has had a profound effect on Princess Charlene. Since launching a foundation in her own name in December 2012, Monaco’s South African princess has worked tirelessly in Europe, on her native continent and around the world to ‘combat this scourge’.
Monaco is getting off to a roaring start this year with the 86th Monte-Carlo Rally from 22nd to 28th January – which kicks off the 2018 FIA race calendar – and the 21st Monte-Carlo Historic Rally from 31st January to 7th February.
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.
‘Bonne’, ‘beau’ and ‘bio’… All three have positive connotations, but surely there’s something more than a good start to their names that has made the towns of Valbonne, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Biot the three most attractive places to live in the Alpes-Maritimes.
With the draft budget for 2018, President Emmanuel Macron has started the tax reforms that were announced during his campaign. It is currently being submitted to the French parliament and includes important tax changes for companies as well as for private individuals.
Originally from sleepy Suffolk, Lewis Longman moved to Cannes three years ago in the search of something meaningful to fill the predictable void of post-graduate life. Between the ubiquitous palm trees of the sun-soaked Côte d’Azur and the terraces of its numerous restaurants, he thinks he has found that something...
Venice – or La Serenissima meaning the ‘most serene’ as it is also known – has long inspired the work and imagination of artists. Yet the beauty of the Venetian cityscape – the romance of its canals and the charm of its magical light – has never been portrayed with as much love and sensitivity as it was by the 18th and 19th century grandmasters.
Tickets have gone on sale for one of this summer’s most highly anticipated events: Ringo Starr in concert at the Salle des Etoiles on 6th July for the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival!