A fire engulfed the rooftop of the famous Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo just days after a new suite was opened on another part of the roof by the royal family.

The exclusive hotel - featured in two James Bond films - was undergoing renovations to its roof when the fire broke out, according to their Twitter.

Images show toxic black smoke billowing from an inferno on the pristine white terraces at around 11am.

On Tuesday Prince Albert II and Princess Stephanie of Monaco had attended an inauguration ceremony to open a new suite - not connected to blaze - in honour of their father before officials. 

Vendredi, février 1, 2019