The Rose and Plant Festival

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From 10th to 12th May, the opulent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild will host the esteemed 'Rose and Plant Festival' in the enchanting setting of its famous gardens. For the fourth year running, the chic and colourful rendezvous will draw visitors to one of Cap Ferrat’s most prized architectural wonders.Read more

The Violins of Hope

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The ‘Violins of Hope’ concert is coming to Monaco. An exceptional evening, featuring master violinist Schlomo Mintz, the event will see violins that survived the holocaust, with or without their owners, played once again. These instruments that echo a horrific tragedy, also symbolise glimpses the bravery that mingled with the terror, during one of the greatest human tragedies of our history.Read more

A clash between old and new

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The latest creative invention of international talent Jean-Christophe Maillot will be performed by the Monte Carlo Ballet Company from 25th to 28th April. Choré will see the renowned dance company take on a boundary-pushing piece, exploring both abstract themes and age-old questions of the dancing world in five spectacular sections.Read more

Property series: Gassin

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The commune of Gassin, with a population of circa 3,000 - 400 of whom live in the old village, is an ancient Celto-Ligurian oppidum. Perched on a rocky promontory 160 metres above sea level and less than four kilometres from the coast, the village overlooks a landscape of vineyards, woodland, and the Gulf of Saint Tropez. From the medieval terrace of the ramparts, you take in views from the Hyères islands to the snowy alpine peaks via the Massif des Maures. It is one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.Read more

Mesmerising dance and abstract art

While symphonies by legendary composers Rachmaninov, Mahler and Drillot will be providing an enchanting musical backdrop, choreographers Oscar Araiz and Lucinda Childs have prepared a dance spectacle like no other this April.Read more

Musical exhibition at the Palais Lascaris

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Assembled by accomplished harpist Gisele Tissier, the new collection at the historic Palais Lascaris in Old Nice includes a variety of ornate harps, dating from the 17th to the 19th century. The harps contribute to a total of 66 old musical heirlooms, each bearing witness to the centuries of musical culture that have passed through the city's distinguished venues. Many of the ancient artefacts have even been played in concerts throughout the ages.Read more

Marseille entertains the masses

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Whether you’re a film fanatic or theatre-lover, a foodie or an art enthusiast, 'culture' in every sense of the word will be on your doorstep this year. After winning a long-fought battle to become the Capital of Culture 2013, Marseille Provence is freeing its heritage from the fetters of private galleries and museums and displaying it on the streets for all to enjoy.Read more

Ukrainians on the Côte

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The Côte d'Azur has always attracted prominent figures of culture, and Ukrainians are no exception. But few people are actually aware of this.Read more

Finding life again in the south of France

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On Boxing Day 2004, the world was rocked by one of the worst natural disasters in recent decades. A giant tsunami, triggered by an earthquake in the Indian Ocean, hit south Asia and within a few hours 230,000 people were dead. 2012 marks eight years since the unimaginable disaster, but the pain suffered by those who lost friends and family remains. Billi Cramer and Michael Schäffer are two survivors who lost everything - and fought back to regain their lives.Read more

Recreating Africa in Monaco

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Philippe Paschkes invites you to travel with him on a magical voyage that is both surreal and real. Your destination… Africa. Since the age of 16, Philippe, who was born in Beaulieu sur Mer, has worked in the field of fashion. This exhibition - and book - was created from the dissonance Philippe felt during his frequent professional trips to Africa, between the luxury he was welcomed with and the poverty he saw on the outside.Read more

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