Looks like this weekend in Monaco is all about sports. There are matches, skiing competitions, a horse race, but there is so much more to the weekend and we’ll tell you all about it.
On Saturday 25 February at 6.30 pm Stade Louis II is a place to be for supporters of Roca Team, as AS Monaco and Le Mans Sarthe Basket are playing in PRO A Basketball Championship (Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin).
And football fans this weekend can enjoy a match between AS MONACO and EN AVANT GUINGAMP, that will play in French League 1, Day 27 on Saturday 25 February at 5 pm; unfortunately for AS Monaco fans it’s not a home game so you’ll have to travel to Stade du Roudourou, Guingamp or watch it on TV.
A very different event will be unfolding on Saturday at the Hippodrome of Cagnes-sur-Mer: there will be launched Princess Charlène of Monaco First French “Charity Mile”, a horse race for the benefit of animal protection associations. As on the Vaal race course in South Africa, each horse will run for a specific charity association, and the collected amount will be paid to them in order of their arrival. Their total amount could be about $300,000 and they will be given to animal charities.
And one more place to be on Saturday is the Stade Nautique Rainier III – Patinoire Municipale. There at 5 pm will start Monaco Skating Championship. It will be open to the public for free.
But Saturday is not over yet. It is the last day of the Nice Carnaval: King of Energy. For the closing day the organizers prepared a Flower Parade at 2:30 pm and Carnival Parade of lights and burning of the King – Place Masséna at 9:00 pm. And don’t forget that the Lemon Festival in Menton is on for just a few more days. The Gardens of Lights is scheduled for Friday 24th February at 8.30pm and on Sunday 26th February at 2.30pm there will be a Golden Fruit Parade.
If you like movies Monaco Audiovisual Archives prepared for you on Saturday 25 February, at 8.30 pm at Théâtre des Variétés screening of the film “To the Other Shore” (“Vers l’Autre Rive”) by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, as part of the Monaco Japan artistic meetings.
And for music lovers already very soon Monaco will host its Printemps des Arts Festival. Tickets are already available for the opening concert Portrait Berlioz that will take place on March 17 at the Grimaldi Forum.
Have a great weekend!