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What's on in Monaco 17-23 Dec 2020

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Dec 17th Newsletter

I always try to give some specially English touch of country life. (1)

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Only one more week before Christmas and Monaco's traders are hoping to entice us to the shops with street entertainment. From now until 30 December there are parades, music, balloons and bubbles on the Rock, in Condamine, and along boulevard des Moulins.

If you don't feel like jostling other consumers there's always the online option where we've found another Monaco-themed gift suggestion. Monegasque physiotherapist and author Manuel Marchetti's book, Allons Enfants de la Gastronomie is a speculative fiction in which France has become a Vegan Republic and the "carniste" meat-eaters have formed a resistance. Price around 6.90 euros from Amazon and Fnac.

French lockdown ended on Tuesday and has been replaced by a 20:00-06:00 curfew. Italy has introduced much stricter measures to contain the virus over Christmas. There's a quarantine for all Italians who return to the homeland 21 December to 6 January. During this period travel between regions is banned, and on 25 and 26 December and 1 January no-one may leave their municipality except for emergencies.

And what if you're returning to Monaco for the festive season? If you're travelling from outside the EU, or have been in a high risk EU country, contact the Covid-19 call centre on 92 05 55 00 or at covid[at] Check the details here: Gouvernement Princier info Covid19 - j'arrive ou je reviens de l'etranger que dois-je faire?

In brief

Fontvieille Commercial Centre car park now has fast charging terminals for electric cars.

Monegasque singer-songwriter Olivia Dorato's song Love The Ocean is available on her YouTube channel, both the original and a version with the OPMC.

Prince Albert has been awarded the Aigle d'Or by the Aigla Nissarda. Photos and info on the Palace facebook page.

And finally...

Covid-19 vaccines should be available in the New Year, if not before. They'll first be given to "personnes prioritaires" and will be voluntary, not obligatory. It's something to celebrate over the Christmas holidays. Enjoy!

What's in the diary...

Thursday: Nouvelle Vague music.
Friday: Cinderella ballet.
Saturday: Monaco v Limoges.
Sunday:  Les demoiselles de Rochefort (1967).
(1) This week's quote refers to the Little Grey Rabbit children's stories by English writer Alison Uttley, born this day 1884.

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