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September 22nd Newsletter
Es lebe die Freiheit! (1)
Monaco FC's run of success was broken last night in a 4-0 defeat in the derby match against Nice. The team had beaten Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain in August and claimed an away victory against Spurs in the UEFA Champion's League last week.
Another football team from the Principality made a respectable showing in the Tournoi de Football des Etoilés, a competition for Michelin-starred restaurants. On 13th September Alain Ducasse's Louix XV team made it through to the quarter finals, but were eventually beaten into 4th place by Georges Blanc.
We've noticed a welcome growth in the French artisanal beer market recently. You'll find Colgan's (brewed in Mouans-Sartoux) on draught in Slammers, bottles from the Brasserie Artisanale du Luberon on the menu in Valentin, and pints of the Principality's own brew in the Brasserie de Monaco. The latter recently joined three other brewers to form the Association des Brasseurs Provence-Méditerrannée. According to Dutin's French Beer Guide, the region is home to 41 breweries and has an annual production of over 1.32 million hectolitres. We'll drink to that!
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Art & antiques in Fontvieille.
Friday: Orchestral season begins.
Sunday: Open doors in Monaco.
Coming up next week, Horvath plays Chopin, more football, and Monaco Yacht Show.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the last phrase uttered by German medical student Hans Scholl, born this day 1918. Scholl was a founding member of the Nazi resistance movement Die Weisse Rose. He was executed by guillotine in 1943.