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.
The winter months were almost as busy as those of summer for Cannes’ shoreline as 80,000 cubic metres of sand were transported onto the already artificial beach. Since the 1960s, when the first major widening operation took place, not much has been done to maintain the 1.4 kilometre-long plage.
The French Ministry for an Ecological and Inclusive Transition (most often referred to as the Ministry of Ecology) is asking for public assistance with strategies for the protection and conservation of the country’s coastline and waters.
In the depths of the Les Grand Fonds quarry (now known as the Carrières de Lumières) at the foot of Les Baux-de-Provence, a new exhibition entitled Picasso & les Maitres Espagnols opened on 2nd March. Until January 2019, visitors can walk the towering underground halls of the site, which was first opened as a quarry in the 19th century, and enjoy the colourful artworks of some of Spain’s most celebrated artists.
Join Bradley Mitton and the Club Vivanova members’ community at the Wine Palace Monte Carlo next Thursday (15th March) for a New World wine tasting and networking session with Switzerland’s celebrated Le Rosey Summer Camps.
Other circuits in the championship come and go, but Monaco always remains. Why? It is in a league of its own in terms of prestige and history. Among the great drivers of Formula 1, it is the one race they all dream of winning.
As the set of over 70 films, Saint Tropez certainly has cinematic kudos. This spring, from 10th to 14th April, the town will welcome up-and coming-stars for a film event and awards ceremony, which will commend young actors and actresses for their first starring role in a film of any genre.
What a way to rediscover the principality! The annual Monaco Run by the Fédération Monégasque d'Athlétisme is to be held on Sunday 11th March and you can sign up right until the day before as an individual or with a partner.