Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 15th and June 16th

This weekend holds many pleasant surprises for you and we are ready to tell you about the most interesting events you shouldn’t miss.

63rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival

63rd Monte-Carlo Television Festival is held from Friday 14 to Tuesday 18 June 2024 in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

For 63 years, the Principality of Monaco has hosted its very own International Television Festival. Studios, TV channels, digital platforms, and celebrities come together in an idyllic setting to promote their shows to the press and the wider public, and compete for the prestigious Golden Nymphs.

Hotel Hermitage
Hotel Hermitage

Philosophical “Speed ​​Dating” around four themes: the hotel room, the swimsuit, the wines and the chocolate is organized in Excelsior Salon on June 14 and 15, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. These meetings will be led by the philosophers Robert Maggiori, Pierre-Yves Quiviger, Marie-Aude Baronian and the authors and teachers Chantal Thomas (from the Académie française) and Thierry Consigny. They will be accompanied by the General Director of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Louis Starck, the Director of the 7L Bookstore and fashion editorial narration of CHANEL, Laurence Delamare, the head sommelier of the Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris, Maxime Pastor, and the chocolatier Aurélien Rivoire. Free admission subject to availability.

Concert by Véronique Sanson

La Note Bleue Summer Festival continues with Echoes Of on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 June 2024, at 9 pm, France’s best purveyors of Funk, Boogie and Disco having turned La Note Bleue upside down more than once! The Funk machine is back this summer with a heavy program of hard 70 and 80’s hitters, bringing together a repertoire of 2 of the US’ most groovy towns: Atlanta (Cameo, Gladys Knight, The SOS Band) and of course… Minneapolis (Prince, The Time, Andre Cymone). Get your dancing shoes on for this one!

1st Meeting of “Grimaldi Historical Sites”
Monegasque troupe Palladienne

5th Meeting of the Historical Sites of the Grimaldis of Monaco is held from Saturday 15 to Sunday 16 June 2024, Place du Palais.

This “5th Meeting” will see the communes of Breil-sur-Roya, Bathernay, Ventimiglia, Olivetta San Michele, Airole, Ripacandida, Campagna, Monteverde, Spinazzola, Poggiorsini, Terlizzi and Canosa di Puglia all hosted on Palace Square. There will be cultural parades and activities, local delicacies to taste, and demonstrations of regional arts and crafts. A spectacular sound and light show on the walls of the Prince’s Palace will be the big highlight of this special evening on Saturday 15 June.

Exhibition: "Miquel Barceló, Oceanographer"
Miquel Barceló Oblada, 2015
Technique mixte sur toile 28 x 36 cm
© Miquel Barceló/Adagp, Paris, 2024 Photo : André Morin

Exhibition: “Miquel Barceló, Oceanographer” started last Friday 7 June and will run till Sunday 13 October 2024 in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma.

Featuring a selection of around sixty works (paintings, ceramics, embroidery, works on paper), this exhibition is a chance to discover the prolific and eclectic creations of Miquel Barceló, a Spanish artist whose favourite subject was the sea.

Oceanographic Museum
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Polar bears and emperor penguins are the protagonists of the 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 till 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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