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

Monaco wins Ventimiglia port contract

On 6th December, the Principality of Monaco reached a final agreement with the Cozzi Parodi group to takeover its shares in the Société Cala del Forte, which currently manages the pleasure yachting port of Ventimiglia. Monaco, represented by the Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire (SMIP), will now become the manager of the border marina; a move that brings with it the principality’s unique, modern vision for development and expansion. Read more

Monaco: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On Friday 25th November, the Principality of Monaco will stand shoulder to shoulder with countries around the world as it promotes the UN initiative of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Read more

One life, one tree

The birth of the next generation is always an emotional time for families, but those in Monaco will forever remember the moment thanks to the principality’s 1 naissance = 1 arbre initiative. For each new child welcomed into the bosom of Monaco, a tree is ceremoniously planted in their honour. This year has seen a record number of seedlings planted - more than 1,000 - in the hills above Monaco.Read more

Monaco: No Finish Line

There are just a few days left of the No Finish Line charity event in the Principality of Monaco, but the teams and runners are slowing no signs of slowing down. The aim is to collectively run 384,400km - the distance between the earth and the moon - with each 1km completed equating to 1€ of funds raised for the Children & Future charity.Read more

Prince Albert writes official letter to Trump

In a letter addressed in his own hand to Mr President-elect, Monaco’s Prince Albert II has sent a carefully worded note of ‘best wishes’ to Donald Trump. Interestingly, the lukewarm letter names neither Trump nor his third wife Melania and seems almost wistful in parts of the past relationship shared by the two nations.Read more

Underwater works begin

Land reclamation has long been a hot topic in Monaco, but after a decade of plans and negotiations, the latest extension has finally begun. Underwater research and studies into the effect the proposed 60,000 m² could have on Monaco’s delicate marine life have officially been launched and a provisional deadline of 2025 has been set for the final competition of all construction. Read more

US embassy celebrates 10-year anniversary

Since 2006, the Monaco embassy in Washington D.C. has been working to promote the warm friendship shared between the U.S. and the principality, and this year, the union celebrates a decade of collaboration.Read more

e-Rally Monte Carlo

Kicking off on 12th October is the brand new e-Rally Monte Carlo, which has been organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco. 35 teams with electric or hydrogen powered vehicles are taking part in the four-day event that will leave from Fontainebleau and travel via the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours to the final destination of Alès for its first stage.Read more