According to tradition, the Club Suisse de Monaco gathered on the evening of August 1 to celebrate Swiss National Day. This year, the event took place in the lush Jardin Méditerranéen of the gorgeous Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort in Monaco, with the magnificent backdrop of the Côte d’Azur’s blue sea.

Nearly a hundred guests, friends of Switzerland and members of the Club Suisse de Monaco, celebrated, in perfect red and white style.

President of the Club Suisse de Monaco – Arik Röschke – introduced more than 20 new members, who were welcomed to the club with great applause from the other guests.

Among the guests of honour at the evening were Andreas Maager, Consul-General of Switzerland, accompanied by his wife, and Dr Philippe Brunner, National Councillor and member of the Commission for External Relations and Head of Radiology at the Princess Grace Hospital, accompanied by his wife, Dr Claudette Brunner.

One of the highlights of the evening was the performance by Françoise Cellario, who sang the Monegasque national anthem, followed by a joint rendition of the Swiss national anthem.

A delicious dinner was served al fresco in the marvellous garden framed by the green of the olive trees, all decorated in red and white.

The evening was enlivened by the much-anticipated tombola, with some great prizes up for grabs this year.
The atmosphere was joyous and exuberant, as guests danced and laughed late into the evening to the sound of live music.

The Club Suisse de Monaco was founded in 1949 and is one of the oldest Associations in the Principality. Its aim is to maintain social and cultural relations between Swiss and Monegasque people, as well as other nationals living in or visiting Monaco.
By organising informative events in the fields of economics, politics and health with high-level personalities, the Club wishes to promote exchanges providing a showcase of Swiss know-how and values.

Please visit Club Suisse de Monaco’s website for updates about upcoming, exciting events:

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