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What's on in Monaco 4-10 Feb 2021

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Feb 4th Newsletter

She knows, y'know! (1)

What's new

We all know the Musee Oceanographique and its aquariums, and have probably visited one or two exhibitions at the Nouveau Musee National de Monaco. The Prince's car collection has a few fans too, but how many have visited the Musee Naval? For 27 years it's been located above Fontvieille shopping centre, but the collection of model boats now needs a new home due to the imminent redevelopment of the neighbourhood.

New French regulations regarding Covid came into force this week. Anyone who enters France from the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, the Vatican, and of course Monaco, must have had a negative PCR test no less than 72 hours beforehand. However there are a few exemptions that apply to the Principality. For instance, if your trip lasts less than 24 hours and is within a radius of 30km (St Laurent du Var or Sospel for instance). Even if you're just popping over the border to do a bit of shopping in Nice, or to do a day's honest work, you must still carry a sworn statement of good health (download from Ministere de l'Interieur - attestation de deplacement de voyage), proof of residence or proof of employment. With the current high number of cases tho', it's probably best not to travel too much.

In brief

Monegasque author Patrice Woolley has a new novel out called "Et que la vague m'emporte". On Amazon.

Boris Herrmann, representing Monaco in the Vendee Global round the world race finished in 5th position, but is ranked 4th due to gaining a 6-hour bonus for diverting to help Kevin Escoffier (see 3 Dec 2020 newsletter).

Monaco Run organizers have announced that only professional runners can now take part, and must have a negative PCR test taken no less than 72 hours before the start.

And finally...

Fancy yourself as a knight in shining armour? A new sports club has opened called the Grimaldi Milites (see facebook), practising the sport of Buhurt (behourd in French), or Medieval armoured combat. Enjoy!

What's in the diary...

Thursday: Discover Duras.
Friday: Belcanto.
Saturday: Arche du Coeur gala.
Sunday:  Model car racing.

(1) This week's quote is a catchphrase of English comedian, actress and music hall performer Hylda Baker, born this day 1905.

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