Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on February 24th and February 25th

How was your week? Are you ready for a well deserved rest? Here at HelloMonaco we’ll be happy to give you a few guidelines how to use your time more efficiently.

The 90th Lemon Festival in Menton

If you haven’t seen it yet you simply must visit the Carnivals on Côte d’Azur. You can start in Menton, the city inseparable with lemons! 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 90th Lemon Festival in Menton traditionally hosts fruit parades, light shows, street animations and fairs. Its 2024 theme is “From Olympia to Menton”. 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 17 to March 3, 2024.

The “Fête du Citron®” (Lemon Festival), attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year. For more than 15 days, you can enjoy the zest-flavored of Golden parades and Night-time parades(parades of citrus floats and animated by groups), admire the Exhibition of citrus patterns in the gardens Biovès; not forgetting to visit the Crafts Fair and the Festival of Orchids with unforgettable scents. 

The Nice Carnival

The next stop is Nice. For over 150 years the arrival of spring in Nice is unimaginable without its traditional carnival and flower parades. Its 2024 theme is “the King of Pop Culture” 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 17 to March 4, 2024!

Golden Voices Music Awards

Do not miss the Golden Voices Music Awards, this annual professional springboard, with rare career opportunities before a jury of professionals sponsored by ‘Bruno Berberes’, casting director of The Voice & Kids, Musicals and various shows, surrounded by a jury of professionals emeritus from Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 February 2024, 11 am to 8 pm in Théâtre Michel Daner de Beausoleil. A unique opportunity to join the *MONACO TEAM* set to represent MONACO at the next annual international world final on April 20, 2024 on the famous Croisette de Cannes.

Opera de Monte-Carlo

On Saturday you can enjoy the operatic concert, Rolando Villazón, conducted by Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer will be on stage at 8 pm in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Extracts of works by Haendel, Mozart, Haydn, Donizetti, Verdi, Offenbach, Tosti, and others.

Opéra de Monte-Carlo nowadays
Opéra de Monte-Carlo nowadays © HelloMonaco

Another opera is on Sunday: “Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi”, conducted by Speranza Scappucci, and directed for the stage by Grischa Asagaroff at 3 pm, in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

"Double Je, Berger et moi" (“Double I, Shepherd and I”)

And in the theater you can enjoy “Double Je, Berger et moi” (“Double I, Shepherd and I”) on stage of Theatre des Muses on Saturday 24 February at 8 pm, and Sunday 25 February 2024 at 4.30 pm.

It’s been thirty years since he left us. Joshua Laurence created this show as a way to (re)acquaint audiences with the great artist’s sensitivity, poetry, and music. Taking the form of a daydream punctuated by interviews, this musical tale is all about Berger: poet, lover, dreamer. Repesenting something of a departure from his usual biopics, through Michel Berger we also learn about the sensitivity of Joshua Lawrence, and his personal take on art and existence itself.

Exhibition: “A Prince, a Museum”

Among many interesting exhibitions that are held in Monaco these days you can take a look at The Monaco Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology that celebrates the vision of the current museum’s founder, Prince Rainier III with the exhibition: “A Prince, a Museum” held from Friday 15 December 2023 to Friday 5 April 2024, from 9 am to 6 pm.

Step into the history of the creation of the second Museum – a site museum! – in the heart of the Exotic Garden, just a few yards from the Observatory Cave. Learn about the numerous archaeological digs carried out during the Prince’s reign, and the unprecedented donations made by the Prince and Princess Grace Kelly. Explore different spaces on a variety of themes, from promotion of the Monegasque language to the holiday camps planned by the Museum’s then Director, Louis Barral.

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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