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What's on in Monaco 2-8 Feb 2023

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February 2nd Newsletter

Who is John Galt?(1)

Saturday is an important day for rugby fans as the annual Six Nations competition gets under way. Wales v Ireland is the opening match, starting at 3.15pm. Get to Slammers early if you want a seat and to sing along to the national anthems.

The foyer bar of Princess Grace Theatre has a new opening time. Theatre-goers can now buy a drink and a bite to eat from 18:00, two hours before performances start at 20:00.

Last week Prince Albert organized a blood donor day at the Palace. Stocks of blood are running low in the Principality and there's now a drive to encourage donations. If you're able and willing, contact the Centre de Transfusion Sanguine, Tue & Thu 8am to 2pm, or Wed 10am to 3pm. +377 97 98 98 20 +377 97 98 97 42.

Napoleon 1st aficionados are hoping the Grimaldi Forum will be able to host a future exhibition about the Emperor. The idea was prompted by the sale in Monaco recently of a lock of the French hero's hair for 5200 euros. Prince Albert's great-grandfather Louis II collected several of Napoleon's possessions, including a bicorne hat, which was sold in 2014. It's hoped that what remains of the collection will be displayed if the exhibition goes ahead.

And finally...

The Metropole Hotel is seeking around 70 staff for its gastronomic restaurant relaunch next spring. If you know someone who's interested, they should contact

What's in the diary...

Thursday: Sailing regatta.
Friday: Mozart in Monaco.
Saturday: Davis Cup tennis.
Sunday: Basketball.

(1) This week's quote is the opening line of the book Atlas Shrugged, by Russian-born American Ayn Rand, born this day 1905.

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