Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival (“Printemps des Arts”)
16 March 2018 - 29 April 2018
One of the most exciting cultural events of the year, the annual Spring Arts Festival of Monaco, attracts talented artists from all over the world to entertain visitors with art, music, theater and dance at different venues throughout the Principality. Performances of the world-famous Philharmonic Orchestra Monte Carlo and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are also part of the programme.
The Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo festival, created in 1970 at the instigation of Princess Grace of Monaco, has been presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover since 1984.
In 2011, the festival was transformed into 4 weekends and welcomed whirling dervishes along with the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra.
In 2014 the festival celebrated its 30th anniversary, thirty years of cultural adventures, thirty years of the Printemps des Arts except for one: in 2005 the festival was stopped after the death of Prince Rainier III. Le Printemps, the Principality and the world grieved for their “builder prince”. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Albert and Princess Caroline continue to support the cultural vitality of the Principality.