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What's on in Monaco 3-9 May 2018

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Their dogs owned them (1)

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We've been watching a bit of British telly this week. Channel 4's humorous documentary, Travel Man, took a 2-day trip to the Cote d'Azur. Presenter Richard Ayoade, well known for playing Moss in The IT Crowd, and for presenting Gadget Man, traveled with English stand-up comedian Shazia Mirza in the 23 April episode.

We were treated to a whirlwind tour of Monaco in the second half of the program, after the adverts. Richard and Shazia arrived in a helicopter, describing the experience as "like the title sequence for Fifty Shades of Grey." On a walking tour of the old town, Shazia commented that "to look at these people I wouldn't actually know that any of them were millionaires," no "Rolexes, no cigars." They reminisced about Roger Moore on the Bateau Bus across Port Hercule, then visited the Jardin Exotique and the Grotte de l'Observatoire. In Monte Carlo Casino, Black Jack croupier Romane dealt himself 21 three times, proving that the house always wins, and we discovered that the Roulette dealers have a sense of humour when Richard asked where to put his 5 euros for the best chance of winning and Jerome replied, "in your pocket."

For a change of scene, we like to visit Nice, and on Monday, British newspaper The Guardian published a local's guide to the city with 10 top tips. The list was chosesn by Irina Brook, who is the daugher of Peter Brook and who currently runs the Theatre National de Nice.

And finally, have a thought for the Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) members who are riding their bikes from St Tropez to Monaco on Sunday. They're raising money for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and will be celebrating at Slammer's later in the day.

What's in the diary ....

Thursday: Julien Dore acoustic.
Friday: Marvel's Avengers.
Saturday: Dog Show.
Sunday: Charity Film Festival.

Coming up next week, photography discussion and Taiwan film.

For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is from the opening paragraph of the book The 101 Dalmations by English children's novelist and playwright, Dodie Smith, born this day 1896. The full sentence reads, "Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them." 

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