Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on April 13th and April 14th

The weekend has already arrived and you probably have already made plans on how not to miss anything interesting. So let’s make sure that everything is on your list.

The Monte-Carlo Country Club
The 2019 edition of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters © Agence Realis Monaco

This weekend we will finally learn the results of the famous tennis tournament. The Principality once again hosts one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious clay court tournaments, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, in the stunning setting of Monte-Carlo Country Club ending on Sunday 14 April 2024.

Anne Vitrant
During training in the desert of the Errachidia sector in December 2022 ©DR

You can watch the start of one more very interesting event: the 33rd Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc, a unique human adventure that brings together 400 women aged from 18 to 71 from diverse backgrounds. It will begin in the Principality on Saturday 13 April 2024, from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Chapiteau de Fontvielle.

The race will be officially started by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and big crowds are expected to see off the competitors at the prestigious and festive event. This year, two Monegasque civil servants, Céline Cottalorda and Sylvie Bertrand, will be lining up with the rest of the field under the colours of the “Suricates de Monac’” with the maxim: “See, Alert, Act”. The pair will be driving across the Moroccan desert to raise funds for the Panzi foundation, recently created to support one chosen cause every year through organisations “working to help vulnerable people”.

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2023/2024 season of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra continues with a “Symphonic Concert” conducted by Tarmo Peltokoski, with Chen Reiss, soprano on Sunday 14 April 2024, at 6 pm, Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by BERG and MAHLER.

"La fée des chaussettes et le musicien" ("The Sock Fairy and the Musician")

And Théâtre des Muses is waiting for its young audience with “La fée des chaussettes et le musicien” (“The Sock Fairy and the Musician”) on Saturday 13 April at 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Sunday 14 April 2024 at 11 am.

In this third adventure, the unforgettable Sock Fairy talks all about the “mini” upheavals that teens experience, with a winning blend of humour, fun and music. The socks are rebelling. They won’t listen, and flatly refuse to follow the rules. Accompanied by Jazz the musician, our lovable fairy will need to use all her educative powers to bring them into line.

Oceanographic Museum
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Polar bears and emperor penguins are the protagonists of the new exhibition “The Ice Giants” by Michel Bassompierre organized from Wednesday April 10 to Sunday October 6, 2024 in Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Seven monumental works will take over the Oceanographic Museum and its roof terrace. On this occasion, the sculptor will unveil five new creations: four polar bears as well as a 3-meter-high emperor penguin. Original drawings and sketches will also be exhibited accompanied by the screening of a film presenting the artist’s work. This temporary exhibition is part of the Polar Mission program run by the Oceanographic Institute since 2022.

Pasolini in Chiaroscuro Exhibition in Villa Sauber
Angelo Novi
Pier Paolo Pasolini sur le tournage de Teorema, 1968
Cineteca di Bologna / Fondo Angelo Novi

Among many interesting exhibitions that are held in Monaco these days you can take a look at the exhibition at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber (from March 29 till September 29), which looks at the influence of classical and contemporary painting on the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini. “Pasolini in Chiaroscuro” brings together a variety of work, including film clips, paintings, drawings, installations and photography from the 16th century to today. It finishes with works by other artists who paid tribute to Pasolini.

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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