Culture & Art

Paris in December Through The Lens Of The Monaco Reporter

Posted January 29, 2014 by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha

We had a busy agenda in Paris last December, what with a film shooting at the Grand Palais, renewing my passport at the Argentine Embassy, paying a visit to the newly appointed Mexican Ambassador to France and Monaco, all the while enjoying walking around the legendary City of Lights. We woke up to a glorious sunrise […]

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Superb Opening Day, 36th International Balloon Festival of Château-d’Oex

Posted January 28, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

The 36th edition could hardly have gotten a better start. Fresh snow from the past few days transformed the landscape into a winter fairyland. Pure sunshine, pristine snow covered mountains and colorful hot-air balloons are the ingredients to make this balloon festival absolutely perfect.

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Belalp Hexe 2014, a most bewitching ski competition

Posted January 22, 2014 by Dominique Schreckling

The Belalp Hexe is certainly the wildest and craziest ski competition of the Alps. Here is a short report of the 2014 edition.

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Auto Racing

Historic Motor Racing / Spa 6 Hours 2013

Posted January 6, 2014 by Marcel Hundscheid

Historic Motor Racing in Europe is very popular nowadays. In earlier articles published on IPA we featured the Spa Classic in Belgium as well as the Oldtimer Grand Prix on the Nürburgring. In Belgium, France, Germany and the UK, big classic motor racing events are held yearly. In this article we feature the Spa 6 […]

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Entertainment

35th International Balloon Festival Château-d’Oex

Posted December 30, 2013 by Dominique Schreckling

ince 1979 the small village of Château-d’Oex in a beautiful Swiss alpine valley of the Pays-d’Enhaut has been holding what has become today the largest balloon festival in the world, the International Hot-Air Balloon Festival. Each year, over 80 balloons are participating in the event and in the competitions that challenge the expert balloon pilots’ […]

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Historic Racing in Europe / Oldtimer Grand Prix 2013

Posted December 24, 2013 by Marcel Hundscheid

As mentioned in an article I’ve published earlier on IPA historic racing is very popular nowadays. In Europe four big events lighten up the yearly historic motorsports calendar. Amongst them is the legendary Oldtimer Grand Prix, held on the Nürburgring. More than 53.000 spectators found their way to the Nürburgring where the Automobilclub von Deutschland […]

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EXTREME JAZZ at 3030m above sea level

Posted October 21, 2013 by pressrelease

Ronnie Scott’s All Stars to play beneath the Matterhorn at Zermatt Unplugged Festival ZERMATT/LONDON, 22 OCTOBER 2013: Imagine relaxing in the warm spring sunshine, pure glistening snow and mountain peaks all around, the majestic Matterhorn piercing a cloudless blue sky, and listening to one of the best jazz bands in the world. An international collaboration […]

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Belalp: Swiss Shepherds’ Weekend

Posted September 2, 2013 by Dominique Schreckling

The Shepherd’s Weekend is one of the traditional events of Belalp, it marks not only the coming home coming of the sheep who spent their summer in one of the wildest regions of Switzerland, it is also a symbol for the end of the summer.

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Parade Navale – Swiss Belle Epoque Steamboats Gather on Lake Geneva

Posted May 2, 2013 by Dominique Schreckling

Lake Geneva hosts the world’s most important and most elegant side-wheel paddle. Once a year in spring, the public gets a unique opportunity to see the entire fleet together.

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