Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on February 11th and February 12th

With the start of the festivals season and Monaco Run we are going to have a very interesting weekend ahead. And as always HelloMonaco is ready to guide you.

Nice Carnival

For 150 years the arrival of spring in Nice is unimaginable without its traditional carnival and flower parades. Its 2023 theme is “The King of World‘s Treasures” with the most colourful scenery, huge inflatable sculptures, live music and tons of confetti. Are you ready to take part in its fragrant battle of flowers? …. or enjoy a scenic night corso parade? Then head to the Masséna Square in Nice and get ready for tons of fun from February 10 to February 26, 2023!

Menton Lemon Festival

Menton and lemons are inseparable! Not only is this fragrant fruit cultivated in the city, but the annual festival featuring giant lemon and orange sculptures seems to bring them to life. The 89th Lemon Festival in Menton traditionally hosts fruit parades, light shows, street animations and fairs. Its 2023 theme is “Rock & Opéra”. The Lemon Festival was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and included in the inventory of intangible cultural heritage in France in 2019. This year it is held from February 11 to February 26, 2023.

Monaco Run 2023

The Monaco Run will return on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February 2023 on Quai Albert 1er. The Monegasque Athletics Federation will be delighted to welcome all running enthusiasts to the Principality and introduce them to 2 new features in particular: the return of a 10km and a modified route for the City Trail, over 2 distances.

On Port Hercule, there will now be five events that will punctuate the weekend:

  • 5km Herculis
  • 10km APM
  • 1000m
  • City Trail
  • Pink Ribbon Monaco walk

The program starts on Saturday on Quai Albert 1er with the opening of the Running Expo at 10 a.m.

Another novelty: runners for whom competition and the stopwatch are not their priority will have the opportunity to participate in non-timed events (7km and 5km City Trail).

Monaco Run is aimed at runners from beginner to elite level. The event offers 5k or 10k road races as well as City Trail taking runners through some of the most beautiful streets in the world and ending at Monaco’s iconic Port Hercule. Then there’s the 1000 metre, aimed at children, and the Pink Ribbon Walk, which raises funds for the fight against breast cancer. The Pink Ribbon walk is 5 kilometres long and will leave from Port Hercule on 12 February 2023 at 10 am.

Since its first edition in 2011, the Monaco Pink Ribbon Walk has brought together thousands of participants in a gesture of support for people suffering from breast cancer and to raise awareness of prevention and early detection methods.

"Encore, Encore, Encore..." in Theatre des Muses

And in the theater there is a Stand Up show “Encore, Encore, Encore…” on stage of the Theatre des Muses on Saturday 11 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 12 February at 4:30 p.m.

Carte blanche to our favorite Brussels resident, Lorette Goosse, for a volcanic, comical, sexy and deep stand-up. It will allow us to discover and share, in all empathy, her combat journey in search of Love, the one that is the most difficult to find, the one with a capital L and thus to collect the confidences of her attempts.

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All those who love music will enjoy the concert of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra “Christian Zacharias Recital” with Christian Zacharias (piano) on Sunday 12 February 2023, at 6 pm, in Auditorium Rainier III. The program includes pieces by Tchaikovsky and Schubert.

Photo: RF._.studio at Pexels

Football fans must remember to support their favorite team in Ligue 1 French Football Championship match: AS Monaco – Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday 12 February 2023, on Stade Louis II.

Exhibition “Les Carabiniers du Prince”
©Direction de la Communication – Stéphane Danna

There are several interesting exhibition going on in Monaco these days. If you still haven’t seen “Les Carabiniers du Prince” opened at the Monte-Carlo station you have the last chance check it out. Twelve photographs dating from 1890 to 2022 are presented, in chronological order.

The history of the Prince’s Carabinieri Corps is closely linked to that of Monaco and the Princely Family. This prestigious military unit, 124 Carabinieri strong, provides daily guarding of the Prince’s Palace, the safety of the Sovereign Family, its property and dependencies. Missions dedicated to honorary services are also an integral part of the rhythm of their activities. Its motto, “Honor, Loyalty and Dedication”, gives meaning to the daily commitment of the Carabinieri.

AIAP 2023 exhibition 'LIGHT!'

AIAP 2023 exhibition ‘LIGHT!’ featuring AIAP and Guest Artists (Armenia) is organized from February 10 to February 24, 2023 in Exhibition Hall of Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco.

Conference: Saturday February 11 at 3:00 p.m.
J.P LUMINET, ‘The Lights of the Universe’

Discussion: Saturday February 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Armenia and its artists today

The 2023 exhibition would like to be a luminous time for the public, a manifestation of the influence of a group of artists brought together for the duration of an exhibition. All the benefits of the light, the opinion, the lighting of a friendly gaze, an aside in a period when dark veils too often pass before our eyes are emphasized by this exhibition. The works of the artists will be the points of a sometimes discreet, intense, spectacular or dazzling light that is offer to the eyes of visitors.

Polar Mission: Oceanographic Museum’s New Immersive Exhibition
Photo by Kristoffer Brink Jonsson @www.pexels.com

The Oceanographic Museum’s Polar Mission exhibition is currently open and taking visitors on an epic journey from the North pole to the South pole. The exhibition kicked off on 4 June and covers five exciting themes spread over two levels. From wildlife, to explorers, to artifacts, to immersive technology, the exhibition is chance to feel like you’re voyaging to the world’s chilliest landscapes at opposite ends of the globe.

The Polar Mission Exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum will be on display for the next two years. Entrance to the exhibition is included in a regular ticket to the Oceanographic Museum (€18.00 for adults and €18.00 for children aged 4-17 years). The Museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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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