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The 59th Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo opens tomorrow! @festivaltvmonte_carlo

Every year, in June, the Principality of Monaco hosts a Festival. StudiosTV 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

OPENING CEREMONY

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Premiere of the L.A.’s Finest Series at the opening of the Festival

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

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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.

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The 65th annual Rose Ball, imagined design concept by Karl Lagerfeld, will be held on Saturday, 30th March 2019 @montecarlosbm

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.

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Royal Suites of Monaco @PeakLife

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.

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Enjoy a chic brunch at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo @MonteCarloSBM

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. 

Many delicious surprises await!

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Tom Wesselmann at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco @art.viewer

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.

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Oktoberfest at Café de Paris @CafeDeParisMC

From 20 to 28 October 2018, in the marquee of the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, Monaco will be sporting Bavarian colours in the 13th edition of Oktoberfest with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in attendance.

Informations

  • Dates : from 20 to 28 october 2018
  • Hours: from 20h00
  • Place: in the marquee of the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo
  • Price for 20 october : menu 130€ per person
  • Price from 21 to 28 october 2018 : à la carte

Guests will enjoy the events in the marquee set up and decorated for the occasion, in partnership with the Munich brewery, Weihenstephan.

The opening night will be held on Saturday, 20 October at 20h00 with H.S.H. Prince Albert II in attendance.

The week of festivities will feature “à la carte” Bavarian specialities and folkloric Entertainment.

Many foodies will be attending directly from Bavaria, presenting an ideal opportunity to show once again the refined and innovative side of this regional cuisine!

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Summer evenings at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort

Every year, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort offers a summer programme rich in events to satisfy all types of interests and preferences… This summer, fun, celebration and cheer are on everyone’s mind and there are many new surprises lined up to prove it!

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Enjoy the finest cocktails in Monaco! @ MonteCarloSBM

Bartenders are wielding their shakers to deliver surprising creations!

You’ll love the Crystal Bar’s cosy atmosphere, the perfect setting for enjoying a delicious cocktail with friends or family
Choose from a wide range of original cocktails, including a fresh new cocktail creation every month

For more information visit their website here

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Nature and science at your service! Discover the balneotherapy experience @ThermesMarinsMonteCarlo

“Discover treatments from the exceptional marine-based skincare brand Phytomer: nature and science at your service. The treatments combine powerful active marine-based ingredients and an incomparable wellness experience. Like Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, Phytomer is committed to eco-friendly practices to offer you high-quality products made with pure and natural active ingredients that respect both you and the environment.”

For more information visit the website here

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