For parties, the mythical palace welcomes in its Patio a festive space in the colours of Christmas where mingle among the fir trees, luxury and tradition, gourmet and crafts, shopping and entertainment until January 5th, 2020, from 10am to 7pm with night-time on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm.
Fun and friendly workshops lasting 2 hours will be offered to visitors. They will address various themes such as cooking (preparation of sweet or savoury specialties), floral art, illustration, perfume or the making of Christmas decorations. And a personal creation per participant is key for each animation!
In the evening, every Saturday, artistic performances will amaze the senses of the visitors.
If you are looking for something special for New Year’s Eve, Monaco has plenty to offer
Winter holidays are the time for people to get rid of their everyday issues and try to relax. Monaco is famous for its Christmas markets, indoor parties, outdoor celebrations, parades, concerts, and activities for children. This country is the leader in entertaining activities, due to its numerous casinos and beautiful seashore.
On Christmas Eve, Monaco becomes the centre of special performances and gala dinners. Most hotels and restaurants offer special packages and organize colourful parties.
New Year’s Eve is equally impressive with its parties all over Monte-Carlo. It might be hard to choose where to celebrate. One of the best places to meet the new year at the stroke of midnight is the shining Casino Square.
Since it was created in 2006, the festival has enjoyed the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Faithful to itself, the festival reflects jazz music as it is today: open to all musical trends, always leaving room for tradition, but never static, taking inspiration from the music of the entire world and giving particular attention to artistic creation.
This year, the 14th edition of the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival will be held from November 16th to December 1st, 2019 ! CLOSE
The London African Gospel Choir will be performing at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo on December 1st to end the Festival on a high note !
Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo
Jewel of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Salle Garnier continues to embody the excess and boldness that characterised the building of the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
An eclectic repertoire
The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has maintained the great opera tradition while supporting creativity. The excellent acoustics of the Salle Garnier mean that the audience can enjoy amazing shows, such as the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival, which brings together the greatest jazz musicians every autumn.
The biggest names in show business get top billing in opera and theatre at the Salle Garnier, including the biggest among the biggest: Sarah Bernhardt. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo has become a place where the cultural avant-garde blossom, boosting the distinguished status of this event hall among Europe’s most eminent venues.
All year long, many international stars perform in this magical setting, including Prince, Lionel Richie, Patti Smith, Peter Doherty, Jane Birkin, the legendary rock band YES, the fabulous Lana del Rey, Carla Bruni and many more.
Every year, in June, the Principality of Monaco hosts a Festival. Studios, TV channels and stars of the small screen get together for several days in an idyllic setting to promote their programs for press and public, and compete for the prestigious Golden Nymph Awards.
SALLE DES PRINCES, GRIMALDI FORUM
At the opening night of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival on Friday, June 14, 2019, the L.A.’s Finest series will be screened, as a French premiere, in the presence of actresses and executive producers Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba.
As every year after the Opening Ceremony, the Festival offers a public preview of an original and unseen series. This year, the Festival hosts invite you to discover L.A.’s Finest, the spin-off of the movie Bad Boys (with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence). Gabrielle Union plays Sydney Burnett, Marcus’ s sister, the clownish character of the famous duo of the saga Bad Boys, while Jessica Alba plays Nancy McKenna.
In this female version, the action focuses on the lives of two policewomen who have become teammates in the Los Angeles Police Department. The two conspirators with dark and complex past help each other to fight against organized crime in the City of Angels. Both of them struggling in their personal family life.
The series created by George Gallo includes thirteen 42-minute episodes and will air on Monday, May 13, on Spectrum, the video-on-demand service of the Charter Communications group. Of course, other public screenings are planned during the Festival.
GOLDEN NYMPH AWARDS CEREMONY
The Golden Nymph Awards are among the most prestigious prizes in international television, rewarding the best TV programs and actors.
Over the course of the Festival, an international jury of leading actors and industry professionals attend screenings of all the programs in competition.
The Golden Nymph statuettes are copies of the Nymph Salmacis, the original of which can still be seen at the Louvre in Paris. The original was created by the Monégasque artist François-Joseph Bosio, who was chief court sculptor to Louis XVIII.
The Golden Nymphs competition – featuring the best in TV programming from around the world, will reveal the 2019 winners at the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, ending the 59th Monte-Carlo Télévision Festival edition.
Michael Douglas will receive the Crystal Nymph
Michael Douglas, the famous actor and producer, will receive the Crystal Nymph at the 2019 Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
Internationally renowned, son of the iconic Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas will make the honor of his presence at #MonteCarloTVFestival and will receive the prestigious Crystal Nymph award, a symbolic prize celebrating the outstanding career of the actor, as announced by Laurent Puons, president of Monaco Mediax, host of the festival.
At age 74 and after more than 40 years of career in the film and television industry, very few actors can justify such an impressive record. After starting on television and receiving first recognition in the 1970s for his role as Inspector Steve Keller in The Streets of San Francisco, the rising star of the film industry will try his hand as a producer and win the prize. Oscar for the best movie with the timeless “Flight over a cuckoo’s nest”.
However, it is as an actor that Michael Douglas will receive the consecration of his career by winning the Oscar for Best Actor in 1988 for the role of a corporate raider, Gordon Gekko, in Robert Zemeckis’ Wall Street.
After receiving dozens of other international awards (Golden Globes, Honors Césars, BAFTA’s) and worked with the greatest directors (Ridley Scott, Paul Verhoeven) the actor has recently appeared in television series like The Kominsky Method. You can also find it at the end of the year in Green Eggs and Ham, new Netflix series in production.
Laurent Puons said, “Michael Douglas’ long career includes television, film and theater at their highest levels. Even today, he remains among one of the most respected actors in the field. It is an immense honor to receive such talent and to be able to celebrate at our Festival all the impact it has had on the television industry. “.
Michael Douglas will receive the Crystal Nymph awarded by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, during the closing ceremony of the Festival on June 18.
The Rose Ball was created by Princess Grace of Monaco in 1954. It is organised every year in March by the Monte-Carlo SBM Group in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo.
The 65th annual Rose Ball, imagined design concept by Karl Lagerfeld, will be held on Saturday, 30th March 2019 in the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo.
Place: Salle des Étoiles
Dress code: Black tie and evening dress
Doors open: 20:00
Fully booked : (on waiting list)
A social gathering
This exceptional event brings together the elite and international high society for the first important social event of the year. For just one evening, it bathes the Principality in splendour and lights, plunging it in an ambience of radiance and festivity.
Currently presided by H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II and H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, the Rose Ball is a symbol of glamour that maintains the fascinating Monte-Carlo legend that it has helped create. The aura is such that it attracts many people who wish to be part of the dream and enchantment of Monaco.
A Ball between tradition and modernity
A radiant spectacle in a fabulous decor, the Rose Ball has a different theme each year with artists and new trends. Big names help organise the creative aspects of the event, bringing their talents to life on the stage in an almost dreamlike ambience to the delight of spectators.
A fundraiser for the Princesse Grace Foundation
The Ball isn’t just a simple social event or another pretext to have a party. It is first and foremost an internationally recognised charity event with all proceeds and other exceptional prizes (sculptures, paintings etc.) going to the Princess Grace Foundation since 1964. This foundation’s vocation is to help people and children in need by developing humanitarian and philanthropic projects.
For more information visit Monte Carlo SBM website here
Royal Suites of Monaco promoting sustainable Tourism
Well-known for its extravagance, Monaco is home to some of the most exclusive and beautiful hotel suites in the world. Despite leading the way with its ‘Green is the New Glam’ sustainability campaign to make the Principality carbon neutral by 2050 and promote sustainable tourism, Monaco has lost none of its glamour. Some of the top suites in the world are located in the Principality, and Visit Monaco is pleased to share its pick of four of the best:
Diamond Princess Grace Suite at Hotel de Paris, Monte-Carlo
The most exclusive and extraordinary suite in the entire Riviera, the Diamond Princess Grace Suite at the Hotel De Paris opened in 2017 and is the epitome of sophistication. The vast two-floor, 910 square-metre suite pays tribute to its namesake who left her mark on the history of the Principality through her elegance, refinement, and generosity. With two bedrooms, three walk-in wardrobes, two lounges, a living room, dining room, kitchen, swimming pool, hammam and sauna, an office and spectacular terraces offering a 180° view of the Mediterranean, this is one of the most sought-after suites in the world. Its EUR30,000-a-night price tag comes with helicopter transfers, in-suite concierge service, complimentary mini bar, wine cellar and open bar, a dedicated private room at Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo in winter, a tentat the Monte-Carlo Beach Club in summer and much more.
Hotel Metropole – Carre D’or Suite
The Carre D’or Suite at The Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo is a symbol of luxury and charm. Located on the top floor of the prestigious hotel, the exceptional 150 square metre apartment is exquisitely decorated with rich fabrics and wallpapers and houses a spacious living room, large bedroom, walk-in wardrobe, and voluminous marble and gold bathroom. Outside, a 110 square metre terrace offers some of Monaco’sbest and the most exclusive views of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, its garden and the Mediterranean Sea. Nightly rates at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s CarreD’r Suite start from £8,000 per night.
The Fairmont Monte-Carlo Grand Prix Suites
The Fairmont Monte-Carlo has three VIP suites inspired by formula one legends, Sir Stirling Moss, Jean Alesi, and David Coulthard. Racing fans can get close to their heroes in these suites with the legends’ personal racing memorabilia including race suits, helmets, and autographed books and photos on show. For the ultimate VIP experience, guests with deep pockets should consider booking during the Grand Prix when suites offer arguably the best seats in the Principality. Overlooking the famous F1 Fairmont Hairpin bend, the slowest turn of the entire F1 Championship, and the Louis II tunnel, guests are literally on top of the action as the hotel shakes while the cars speed underneath. Nightly rates for the Fairmont Monte-Carlo’s Grand Prix Suites are available upon request.
Hotel Hermitage – Princely Diamond Suite
Hotel Hermitage’s Three-Bedroom Princely Diamond Suite, from EUR25,000 a night, is 330 square metres with three terraces, a living room, three bathrooms, and three dressing rooms. Highlight services included with this exclusive suite are a personal housekeeper to assist with unpacking and packing of cases, a private butler, and a limousine at guest’s beck and call for trips in Monte-Carlo. With a Michelin star restaurant located within the hotel and free access to the casinos, private Monte-Carlo SBM beach, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo spa and more, VIP guests will not be short of things to do in the Principality.
Every Sunday, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo invites you to discover its Champagne brunch buffet
Every Sunday, the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo offers a chic brunch experience under the majestic cupola of the hotel’s Eiffel Mezzanine.Information
Every Sunday from 9 December 2018 to 31 March 2019 inclusive (except 23 and 30 December)
From 12:30 to 16:00
Price: €105 per person, including all the champagne you can drink
Price: €53 per child for children ages 6 to 12
Free for children age 5 and under
In partnership with Ruinart
Every Sunday, Chef Benoit Witz and his teams invite you to an enjoyable gourmet brunch experience with champagne.
Soak up the atmosphere infused with a Parisian spirit like the cupola designed by Gustave Eiffel. It’s the perfect place to savour a plentiful and delicious buffet, complete with live cooking, with friends and family.
Children especially will love this Sunday family experience and the ‘kids buffet’ is laid out with them specifically in mind, not to mention the playroom, all of which will make for a fun and festive Sunday.
The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents Tom Wesselmann, La Promesse du Bonheur until January 6, 2019 at Villa Paloma. This exhibition curated by Chris Sharp gathers 26 works — paintings, sculptures, drawings — from 1963 to 1993.
Taking its title from Stendhal’s celebrated claim that, “La beauté n’est que la promesse du bonheur,” (Beauty is but the promise of happiness), this focused survey will be dedicated to a number very specific aspects of Tom Wesselmann’s production. These aspects include Victorian and post-Victorian sexuality, questions of female agency, their relationship to postwar economic abundance, and of course, the relationship of beauty, as well as the erotic to anticipation.
Concentrating on the artist’s portrayal of woman, which has been known to draw fire for its purported objectification, this exhibition argues for a much more nuanced understanding of Wesselmann’s rapport with the female subject. Indeed, with this survey, a certain sense of female agency will become apparent, which in itself is symptomatic of a crucial historical shift from Victorian repression to economic abundance associated with postwar American consumerism, as both described and quite literally embodied in Wesselmann’s work.
Long considered one of the key American Pop artists as well as one of its great formal innovators, Wesselmann’s specific critical contribution to the movement has been a source of debate for decades. This survey intends to clarify this debate, locating his prodigious and penetrating contribution in the taboo subject of sexuality, portrayals thereof, and its indissociable link to the boundless promise conveyed by the cultural, material and economic bounty of postwar American society.