Starting a brand new year in Monaco and Monte Carlo
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January 7th Newsletter
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1)
Happy New Year to you all and welcome to our first newsletter of 2016. As usual, we're hoping to be better organized over the next 12 months and have made a start by adding all the Monaco public and school holidays to our calendar.
The Principality starts the year with a new Minister of State, Serge Telle, who will take over leadership of the Government on 1 February. In the meantime, the post is temporarily held by Gilles Tonelli, who was appointed after Michel Roger was forced to step down due to a sudden illness.
Monaco FC plays host to Ajaccio this weekend (see the diary below). The Reds and Whites made a positive start to the year with the 10-2 defeat of local amateur club JS St-Jean-Beaulieu last Sunday. Their victory takes them through to the next round of the Coupe de France.
2016 sees the introduction of doggy bags to Monaco and France, aiming to reduce food waste by encouraging you to take restaurant leftovers home with you. The initiative is supported by restaurants such as Cipriani and Quai des Artistes, as well as two of the SBM establishments, Monte Carlo Bay and Monte Carlo Beach.
And finally the sales started this week and there are plenty of bargains to be had along the French Riviera if you have the energy and tenacity to find them. Happy hunting!
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: Bradley Mitton book launch.
Friday: Vivanova Russian Christmas.
Saturday: Monaco v Ajaccio.
Sunday: Grand symphonic concert.
Coming up next week, jazz with lunch.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is the title of a British television comedy series, co-written by English writer Ian La Frenais, born this day 1936.