Royal circus
The XXXIII International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo brought together the best artists from around the world under the dome of the famous tent of Fontvieille. Among them were our…

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Monaco Cathedral
Cathedral of Monaco - the main cathedral of the Principality of Monaco was built of white stone, brought from La Turbi. The cathedral stands on the site of an older…

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Monte Carlo Country Club
In April 1892, Prince Charles III adopted the project for the construction of earthen tennis courts proposed by Count Bertor. Arriving in the principality in 1863, accompanied by Francois Blanc,…

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The legendary king of the opera Monte Carlo

Already 1893 became a historical year in the life of the Monte Carlo Opera. Among the nine new productions performed by Gunsburg in his first season, of course, the world premiere of the stage version of Berlioz’s dramatic legend “Condemnation of Faust”, held on February 18, was the most important. This production was proof of the outstanding talent and courage of the Gunsburg director. It is known that the plot of “Faust” is replete with all sorts of fantastic and mystical moments. Gunsburg masterfully used these motifs to create a spectacle that was magnificent in its technical achievements. In front of the audience, the scenery was transforming, inventive lighting created illusions of all kinds of visions and transformations. Everyone was literally shocked by the large choreographic scene of the seduction of Margarita, in which the famous Virginia Zucchi danced. Continue reading

The memory of a trip to Monaco (part 2)

Extraordinary beauty – like this, in ordinary words I express my admiration and joy to the places that have opened up for me.
I also remember the photo session near the monument to the black monk, the symbol of Monaco. I no longer remember this story and do not want to turn to Google. But she remained in her memory as something surprising and interesting. We start wandering around souvenir shops, already almost imagining what we want to bring from here, and what you will not find in any store – a piece of beautiful life. Of course, we carry the most appropriate souvenir in our heads – our memories. But still I want to feel something upon arrival home. Need something to take their empty hands. Continue reading

Roses in memory of a beloved

On January 27, 304, a ship was thrown onto a rocky seashore, on it was the body of the young Christian martyr Devot – as the legend says. A white dove led the ship to the shores of Monaco; it was found by local fishermen. A chapel was built on this place, so Holy Devot became the patroness of Monaco. A solemn ceremony is held every year in January: representatives of the princely family burn a fishing vessel and release a white dove in memory of the patron saint.

One of the brightest pages in the history of the principality is a beautiful love story. In 1956, Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married the representative of the ancient princely family of Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco Rainier III. Continue reading

Roulette is the best gamble
The name of one of the most popular gambling in the world - roulette - gave the French word roulette (wheel). And it is deeply natural. After all, roulette began…

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Court of Honor
The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II. His successor, Prince…

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The most famous mile in the world
The Principality of Monaco is just 1.95 km2 and it is without a doubt the most famous square mile on the planet. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea,…

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Monaco in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries
During the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. All possessions of the Monaco prince in France were lost after the French Constituent Assembly abolished feudal rights on…

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