Sepac 2018 – Spectacular Views

Monaco – This year, stamps issued by postal administrations who are members of SEPAC (Small European Postal Administrations Cooperation) will have a common theme: “spectacular views”.The stamp depicts an unusual and enchanting scenary: Monaco under the snow! Issue Date: 07.06.2018Read More

Monte Carlo International Circus Festival 2018

Monaco – Created in 1974 by Prince Rainier III, the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival has become the largest and most prestigious circus event in the world. Organised and presided by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, a selection of the best international actsRead More

Legendary Race Cars- Ferrari 156

Monaco – It was thanks to the Ferrari 156, a single-seater F1 car, that American Phil Hill was crowned world champion in 1961, with the Ferrari team also securing the world constructors’ title. That year, the second driver of theRead More

Grande Bourse 2017

Monaco – An unmissable gathering of coin, medal, stamp and postcard dealers and collectors, the 25th Grande Bourse will be held on Sunday 3 December at the Hotel Méridien Beach Plaza. Issue Date: 21.08.2017 Designer: VAN KLAVEREN Process: Offset Size: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical

Monaco Explorations

Monaco – On 4 April, H.S.H. Prince Albert II launched the 2017–2020 Monaco Explorations initiative, reviving, after a gap of 120 years, the maritime scientific explorations pioneered by his great-great-grandfather Prince Albert I. The Yersin, an environmental research vessel which sailsRead More

The Forbidden City in Monaco

Monaco – The major exhibition event of the summer at the Grimaldi Forum will be devoted to “The Forbidden City in Monaco: Imperial Court Life in China”. From 14 July to 10 September, the Forbidden City, the hub of politicalRead More

Marshal of Matignon

Monaco – Jacques II de Goyon, the lord of Matignon, was Marshal of France and Mayor of Bordeaux from 1585 to 1597, a position he inherited from his friend Michel de Montaigne. One of his descendants, Jacques Goyon de Matignon,Read More

Ancient Grimaldi Strongholds – Duras

Monaco – On 4 July, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will tread the path of his Duras ancestors as he pays a visit to the Castle of the Dukes. The Grimaldis share a common ancestry with the Durfort family, who ownedRead More

Herculis International Athletics Meeting

Monaco – Chaired by H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the Monegasque Athletics Federation has organised the Herculis meeting at the Louis II Stadium since 1987. Every year, the Federation strives to offer a high-quality sporting event in a friendly atmosphere. SinceRead More

Opera Singers – Emma Calve

Monaco – Emma Calvé (1858–1942), a tremendous soprano, was a star before the age of stardom. She won fame in particular through the title role in Georges Bizet’s Carmen, which she performed more than a thousand times during her career.Read More

Opera Singer – Titta Ruffo

Monaco – Titta Ruffo (1877–1953) was an Italian baritone who performed at the Monte-Carlo Opera on many occasions. His first performance on the Monegasque stage was in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in 1907. He played Figaro, one of hisRead More

SEPAC – Handcrafts

Monaco – Ever conscious of its artistic influence, Monaco opened its own ceramics studio in 1874. The Principality’s first pottery offered an extensive and varied range. After it closed down in 1884, Prince Albert I opened Monaco’s second pottery inRead More

Centenary of Lions Club International

Monaco – Established in 1917 by Melvin Jones, Lions Club International is the world’s largest organisation of philanthropy clubs, counting over 1,360,000 members in more than 46,000 clubs. LIONS is an acronym which stands for “Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations’ Safety”.Read More