Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on January 27th and January 28th

This weekend offers a wide variety of events to Monaco residents and guests of the Principality. Sainte Devote Festival and the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival are just to name a few.

Saint Devota celebration
Saint Devota’s relics approaching Port Hercules by sea (26th January 2021). © Michael Alesi / Direction de la Communication

Today and tomorrow Monaco is celebrating Sainte Devote Festival, patron saint of Monaco. These celebrations are one of the oldest traditions in the Principality of Monaco, a tradition that has permeated the national culture in fields as diverse as religion, folklore, popular belief, history, literature, arts, painting, music, numismatics and philately.

Open Air Circus Show

The 46th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival and 11th New Generation is another focus of this weekend.

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most famous circus festival (1974-2024). It will also close the commemorations celebrating the Centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), Founder of the Festival. A show not to be missed! Long live the circus!

92nd Monte-Carlo Rally

Another interesting event comes to an end this weekend and we are anxiously waiting for the results of the 92nd WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo.

With 14 mountain passes to negotiate along 17 special stages taking in five French départements, the route of this inaugural stage of the 2024 FIA World Rally Championship is taking place at a higher latitude – and thus a higher altitude. The Organising Committee of the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) has opted for a return to the Hautes-Alpes, and more specifically Gap, host town from 2014 to 2021, with the hope that the drivers will have to contend with even snowier conditions than those encountered in previous years.

Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier

There are several interesting concerts this weekend. To begin Opéra de Monte-Carlo presents Gianluca Capuano in Egitto, held on Wednesday 24 January 2024, at 7 pm, in Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Salle Garnier, and directed for the stage by Davide Livermore. Dramma per musica in three acts. Music by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym, based on the text by Giacomo Francesco Bussani.

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The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra organized a “Symphonic Concert – Mozart in Monaco” on Saturday 27 January 2024, at 8 pm, Auditorium Rainier III. Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock, with Sibylle Duchesne, violin, and François Méreaux, viola. On the program: music by HAYDN and MOZART.

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Theatre des Muses invites you to watch La Machine à Remonter le Rock (The Rock Winding Machine) on Saturday 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday January 28 at 4:30 p.m.


In the sports section this weekend is Betclic Élite French Basketball Championship match: AS Monaco Roca Team – Chalon/Saône on Sunday 28 January 2024 at 2.30 in Salle Gaston Médecin.

Mark Bradford at Hauser & Wirth Monaco
An in situ work created in the corridors of the gallery © Nicole Laffont

Among many interesting exhibitions that are held in Monaco these days you can take a look at Hauser & Wirth Monaco that presents Mark Bradford’s ‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen’, from September 29 to February 10 a major new solo exhibition centered around a selection of paintings based on the historical tapestries known as ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn,’ first exhibited at the Fundação de Serralves in 2021. A site-specific wall painting that will wrap the entire gallery space and an adaptation of ‘He would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes’ (2019) will complete an immersive experience that draws the viewer into Bradford’s ongoing engagement with the themes of predation, destruction and the hope of rejuvenation for those in crisis.

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