#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 29th and June 30th
While you are getting ready to relax after a business week, HelloMonaco selected for you a few interesting events to visit this weekend.
Nestled at the foot of the Prince’s palatial ramparts, the 14th edition of the Jumping International of Monte-Carlo promises exceptional moments of sporting emotion. The Jumping International of Monte-Carlo, one of the main trials in the Longines Global Champions Tour since its creation in 2006, is a horse jumping event unlike any other — taking place on the waterfront beneath the celebrated Rocher des Princes de Monaco. The setting up of an entire equestrian event in the middle of a busy harbour is a formidable challenge. The waterfront is transformed into a luxurious equine venue, requiring the hauling in of vast quantities of specialised sand for the competition surface and the transformation of the dock into elegant stabling.
Charlotte Casiraghi as its patron, the competition brings together professional and amateur riders from around the world in a highly competitive yet convivial event that has the entire audience on its feet.
Each Grand Prix is endowed with a purse of € 300,000, of which the winner receives € 100,000. The tour’s eighteen best riders will share a purse of one million euros.
Port Hercule will again celebrate Fête de la Mer in collaboration with the Monaco Mairie (city council), Société Nautique de Monaco (rowing club); Pontons de Monaco Association; and other Monegasque institutions linked to the sea including the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; Oceanographic Museum; the scuba-diving Club d’Exploration Sous-Marine de Monaco; and the Association Monégasque de la Protection de la Nature. All were keen to join forces with the Yacht Club de Monaco to offer a packed programme discovering a host of activities linked to the sea.
In between short performances by the Rainier III Music and Theatre Academy choir, the menu includes a giant water slide plus introductory sessions of sailing, sea kayaking, kite-surfing, paddle boarding, scuba-diving, water biking and water walking balls for tiny tots. The highlight will be a parade of boats between Monaco’s two harbours.
Concert of the Department of Ancient Music, the Class of Vocals and the Vocal Ensemble of the Rainier III Academy, and in collaboration with the Baroque Violin Class of the CRR of Nice, directed by Flavio Losco.
Several exhibitions opened this week in Monaco, like “Regards sur la transition énergétique” (“Views of the Energy Transition”), an exhibition by photography students with assistance from Mission pour la Transition Energétique from Tuesday 25 June to Monday 2 September 2019, Médiathèque de Monaco – Bibliothèque Louis Notari.
“Elegance and Automobile in Monte-Carlo”, exhibition of the world’s most exceptional classic cars from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 June 2019, Place du Casino.
Exhibition by Graduates of the Pavillon Bosio, Higher Institute of Art from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 15 September 2019, from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm in the Jardin Exotique.
And if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that take place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!