New 50€ note enters circulation

As of today, some 6.5 billion new look 50€ bills have entered the European currency as the European Central Bank attempts to crack down on fraudulent reproductions and forged notes. Now featuring a stronger orange shade, the European Central Bank has also incorporated a transparent window displaying Europa, a goddess from Greek mythology.Read more

Cartier boutique armed robbery in Monaco

Monaco’s famous Casino Square came to a standstill over the weekend following an armed robbery on the Cartier boutique just metres from the front doors of the casino itself. Four people have now been arrested – either in the principality or in France. According to unconfirmed police reports, almost all of the jewels stolen have now been recovered.Read more

Lagerfeld and the Bal de la Rose

This year’s Bal de la Rose (now in its 63rd year and taking place on 18th March) has been designed by the illustrious Karl Lagerfeld, a close friend of Princess Caroline of Hanover. Lagerfeld has chosen the Vienna Secession art movement as inspiration for the ball. The refined Secession style flourished in Austria and throughout Europe from 1892 to 1906 and has been selected as the representation of Monaco’s modern-day glamour. Think bright golds, Gustave Klimt and Otto Wagner!Read more

Palace confirms birth of baby boy

Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world on 28th February at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace. In a joint statement issued by the Palais Princier, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Countess Donna Paola Marzotto confirmed the happy news of their respective son and daughter: “Mother and baby are doing well.”Read more

Monaco Yacht Show 2017

With seven months to go and counting down, the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show will be here before we know it! The organisers of the world’s greatest superyachting event have just released the new look for the show, which will be taking place in Port Hercules from 27th to 30th September. Read more

Pink Ribbon Walk

On Sunday 12th March, the fifth annual Pink Ribbon Walk will take place in Monaco. Supporting breast cancer victims and raising awareness on the methods of early breast cancer detection are at the centre of the association’s work, and the walk will involve hundreds of women, men and children dressed in the signature pink t-shirts.Read more

Solar Impulse: free screening

Pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg made history with their circumnavigation of the globe in 2016 and will now share their experience with the rest of world. A film of their adventure - L'Impossible Tour du Monde - is to be screened in Monaco later this month.Read more

Two months of works in the Larvotto tunnel

From 6th February to 30th March, Monaco’s Larvotto tunnel will be closed in both directions from 8pm until 6am. During this time, necessary construction works and upgrades will be carried out with the aim of improving fire safety and public security. Read more

Monaco celebrates its patron saint

The annual Sainte Dévote festivities, in honour of the principality’s patron saint, are taking place today and tomorrow. The highlight of the event can be discovered tonight in front of the Eglise Sainte Dévote as resident set alight a wooden boat against the backdrop of Monaco’s famous Port Hercule. Read more

Monaco must modernise or become a museum

For more than five years, Guillaume Rose has been at the forefront of the tourism industry in Monaco. With approximately 5,700 jobs, the market accounts for around 10% of the gross domestic product of the principality and is thus the second largest employer in the country.Read more

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