"Stay at home" is the watchword right now, and everyone is looking for ideas when it comes to staying busy and keeping the boredom at bay. In response, a number of institutions and establishments in the Principality are thinking about you, with a wide variety of activities from online yoga classes, to recipes by top chefs for you to try at home, to free-to-view performances by the Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Ready to be inspired?
Thrill your tastebuds!
Put on your chef's hat and try some of the culinary ideas suggested by the Principality's hotels!
When aperitif time comes around, why not let yourself be tempted by a rose and champagne cocktail, followed by some delightful Mediterranean stuffed vegetables? If that sounds like your idea of heaven, the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo has published a selection of online recipes to wow your palate.
How about a traditional chocolate soufflé from the Hôtel de Paris for dessert?
Take gastronomic inspiration from Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, which has also published some fantastic wine-tasting tips from its expert oenologists, to initiate you into the mysteries of wine.
In these troubled times, Monegasque culinary savoir-faire has also benefited local healthcare workers, who have received gifts of the Louis-XV's signature pannetone and chocolate Easter eggs!
sport and relaxation, or the art of being healthy and happy at home
Here are some inspiring ideas specially concocted by establishments in the Principality.
Interior journey through meditation: The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel &
Resort's yoga teacher shares tips and advice on how to discover and develop this spiritual art and its many virtues.
Anti-stress facial treatment: The experts from the Spa Métropole de Givenchy unveil their techniques for a five-minute face self-massage that guarantees pure relaxation and perfectly moisturised skin.
Cardio control and muscle strengthening: The Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo is sharing its knowledge with an emphasis on how to control your breathing and tone those muscles with specially designed exercises.
Virtual China Grand Prix, relive Charles Leclerc's race win : Already a real-life winner, and now a virtual champion too! To find out more, head to Youtube or the Formula 1 website
Relax to the music: What better way to wind down after a hard day than to kick back with some lounge bar music? The Buddha Bar, Coya Monte-Carlo and Blue Gin are sharing their compilations, subtle blends of lounge, chill-out and world music. To listen, click here: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4
Monaco in your home
You can get away from it all without leaving the comfort of your home, by listening to the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra or taking in an Opera at the Salle Garnier.
Every day, the musicians of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra perform and post concerts on their Facebook page for music-lovers to enjoy. Previous performances by the Orchestra, as well as the Orchestra of the Palace Guards, can be found on the Orchestra's official website.
Keen to stay in touch and preserve the vital connection between artists and their audience, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo is providing a selection of programmes to experience or relive some of the biggest highlights of seasons past. To start, you can discover the differet Acts of the opera Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi over a period of weeks.
Dance with the Ballets de Monte-Carlo from your sofa. The channel Monaco info and the website France 3 PACA are inviting viewers to experience or rewatch a selection of pieces from the repertoire of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo.
Visit Monaco virtually, without leaving the house! Stroll down the narrow streets, take a tour of the Oceanographic Museum, Exotic Garden and Observatory Cave, and even discover some of the Principality's most iconic hotels. Until you're able to experience Monaco for real, simply follow the links: Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
Keep busy with colouring: Zen ArtMétropole is an art-based therapy aimed at adults. Relax by colouring in their drawings, which you can download and print out. Then show off your work proudly with the hashtag #mymetropolestory.
Families: out of sight, but not out of mind
Expand your horizons, learn through play, create and share with the menu of activities proposed by many of Monaco's museums and cultural sites.
Combine culture, handicrafts, fun and games with the virtual workshops created by the Nouveau Musée National de
Monaco. Two are already available, each one including a "knowledge" part on the chosen theme, a tutorial using screenshots, and tips on how to go further.
Workshop for all the family to do at home: Image in movement
Workshop for all the family to do at home: Shadow theatre
Meanwhile, Monaco's Oceanographic Museum is proposing a range of activities for children, including colouring books to download (Kids' Corner), educational documents, and also the chance to "visit" the exhibition of photography by David Doubilet, on the theme of the sea.
The Médiathèque de Monaco library has an impressive collection for all ages, including games you can make at home, workshops, quizzes, directory of sites, and recipes.