Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on June 8th and June 9th

In the center of this weekend is undoubtably the new edition of Top Marques, but just in case you get overwhelmed with luxury supercars, helicopters, watches and many other unique items on display there are a few other things we can suggest for you.

Top Marques Monaco

The 19th edition of Top Marques Monaco, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, will show more than 150 of the rarest, most prestigious supercars of the past, present and future – all of them available to buy from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 June 2024 in the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Top Marques Monaco is a world famous automobile exhibition held in the Principality every year. It’s one of the most exclusive events of its kind, the ultimate showroom for luxury carmakers, independent constructors and – for the last three years – classic cars.

UPAINT Monaco 2024

UPAINT Monaco 2024, the famous street art festival, is ready to make its mark on the Principality of Monaco once more from Friday 7 to Monday 10 June 2024, Promenade du Larvotto. The picturesque seafront Promenade du Larvotto will be transformed into a giant open-air gallery, featuring vibrant works by 12 street artists from all over the world. UPAINT Monaco is a celebration of art and nature, inspired by a vision of a living world in harmony with our environment. This year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience, whether you’re an art lover, a collector, or simply passing by.

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 this 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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