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#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on July 14th and July 15th

Exhibitions, performances, concerts and sports events, you can choose anything this weekend. And here we put together the most interesting events that you can attend this Saturday and Sunday.

Monaco Solar & Electric Boat Challenge

You can start by watching Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco from Thursday 12 July to Saturday 14 July in Baie de Monaco.

Buoyed by the success of the first four editions, the Yacht Club de Monaco is to expand the solar-powered boat event to embrace all clean energy sources. The goal: promote and optimise propulsion systems. Organised in collaboration with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Hydros Foundation and the International Powerboating Federation (UIM), the event is the only one of its kind in the world.

The purpose is to encourage technological innovation to meet the energy needs of the leisure boat and shipping industries and the accompanying and environmental prerogatives.

L'Été Danse! (Summer Dances!)

And if you are fond of dance don”t miss L’Été Danse! (Summer Dances!) — 3 works in tribute to Ingmar Bergman: “Thoughts on Bergman” by Alexander Ekman, “4 Karin” by Johan Inger and “Memory” by Mats Ek & Ana Laguna, organised by Monaco Dance Forum on Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July, at 8pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

Tickets range between 12 and 36 euros.

OPMC Palais Princier

And in the evening there is a symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi with Maxim Vengerov, violin on Sunday 15 July, at 9.30 pm Palais Princier – Cour d’Honneur.

On the programme: Georges Bizet, Max Bruch, Camille Saint-Saëns, Manuel De Falla and Paul Dukas

Tickets range between 20 and 100 euros.

Organ Festival of Monaco

On Sunday music weekend can be continied by the 13th International Organ Festival with Eberhard Lauer (Germany), organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs on Sunday 15 July, at 5 pm, Cathédrale de Monaco.

On 15 and 22 July we will welcome two artists, one Swiss and the other German. Both will offer us wonderful programmes that showcase their talent and the great musical versatility of the Cathedral organ.

The Gold of the Pharaohs

Last week in Monaco strated the major 2018 summer exhibition, where the Grimaldi Forum Monaco revives an Egyptian theme which it had already successfully tackled in 2008 with the exhibition “Queens of Egypt”.


The Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition brings together more than 150 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum and present a series of prestigious ensembles discovered in the royal and princely tombs of Pharaonic Egypt. Ten years later, the Grimaldi Forum thus regains the expertise of exhibition curator Christiane ZIEGLER, Honorary Director of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, Publication Director for the Archaeological Mission of the Louvre Museum in Saqqara (Egypt) and President of the Memphis Archaeology Center. Beyond presenting sumptuous ensembles (jewels, vases, bracelets, pendants, goldsmith belts, gold-plated mirrors, necklaces, sarcophagi, funerary masks and gold-plated furniture), illustrated with documents tracing their discovery, the exhibition also looks at the status of these works, which are one of the oldest and most universal forms of artistic expression.

And if you want to learn about other events and exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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