Club of foreign residents celebrates anniversary in Monaco’s enchanted rose garden

Champagne, music and roses

On Tuesday, June 24 the Club of Foreign Residents of Monaco (CREM) organized a guided visit and a Cocktail for their members, in the newly inaugurated Princess Grace Rose Garden, to commemorate four years of existence, in the presence of their Honorary President HSH Prince Albert accompanied by HE Michel Roger, Jose Badia, Philippe Narmino, Ambassador of France Hugues Moret and distinguished personalities. A jazz band put music to this joyous event while people strolled through the roses bushes. This enchanted rose garden had been created by Prince Rainier III in honor of his beloved wife Princess Grace in 1984, and was recently completely redone for its 30th anniversary. The club’s President Mme Louisette Levy-Soussan Azzoaglio gave a brief and candid presentation thanking Prince Albert for his continuous encouragement, Mr Yves Piaget for his support,  members of the Board and specially her team for their excellent work that allows the club to continue its mission of providing membership service excellence in a friendly atmosphere.

Artist Charles Billich offered a painting to Prince Albert

To mark this festive occasion Sydney based prominent artist Charles Billich offered a painting of Princess Grace to the Prince. His works have an eclectic and ubiquitous following, from the Vatican Museum to the White House, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne to His Majesty King George V Tupou Palace in Tonga, the Red Cross Museum in Geneva, to numerous university, government and private collections. Charles Billich creates works of distinction that are appreciated around the world. He was quoted saying: “There is a touch of irony in what I paint as there is in all contemporary surreal art, my lingua franca for articulating the vast gamma of emotions and impulses inherent to mystic creations.»

Foreign residents all welcome!

CREM welcomes existing and new foreign residents in a country with 121 different nationalities where foreigners constitute a very important economic factor, helping them integrate smoothly into the cultural, social and economic life of the Principality, while contributing to the development of the country. The club is located in the prestigious Mirabeau building in the heart of town. It offers a meeting venue where foreign residents can meet and help each other, promoting friendship and nurturing good relations among different nationalities. A varied and interesting program of activities enables newcomers to access the cultural, social and economic. From Champagne tastings, opera weekends in Milan, interesting conferences, artists’ exhibitions and concerts and much, much more, “everything done with the CREM touch!” like the Director Marilynne Pierre cheerfully declares.

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