Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on March 18th and March 19th

It’s Friday evening and it’s time to get ready for the weekend. And HelloMonaco prepared as always our suggestions of selected events.

International Day of Forests

On March 18, 2023, the Office National des Forêts (ONF) is organizing in partnership with the Principality of Monaco and the municipality of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin a free event, by online reservation, on the theme: “Good health and well-being”, the objective being to make the general public aware of the importance of the forest.

Departing from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, participants will be able to discover the richness of the natural and cultural heritage, from the seaside town to its village perched at an altitude of 225 meters, before reaching Mont-Gros via a hiking trail to admire a breathtaking view of the Principality and the Mediterranean.

During this 1h30 walk, ONF agents will introduce participants to the actions implemented thanks to the partnership between the ONF, the municipality of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the Principality of Monaco set up in 1986, following devastating fires, in order to protect the forests, their biodiversity and the reception of the public through the creation of trails, connected walks, panoramic viewpoints or even the installation of an insect hotel.

During this walk, activities on the themes of food in the forest and health in the forest will also be offered to participants.

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The play “Rose au bois dormant” (“Sleeping Rose”) will be on stage of Théâtre des Muses from Saturday 18, at 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., to Sunday 19 March 2023, at 11 a.m.

A modern version of the famous tale by the Brothers Grimm, whose codes are for once shaken up with humor and poetry. “At the dawn of her sixteenth birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle and die,” exclaims the ugly fairy Nepenthes, casting her bad spell at Rose’s baptism. This is without counting on the fairy Mimosa, extravagant godmother of the child, and the help of prince Christian, cowardly with a big heart.

Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier

La Traviata by Verdi will be on stage of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier on Sunday 19 March 2023, at 3 pm. Musical direction by Massimo Zanetti, stage direction by Jean-Louis Grinda.

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Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival, presided by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover continues all through this month.

Exhibition of “75 years of Porsche sports cars”

The “Cercle des Amis de la Collection de Voitures de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco” organised a unique exhibition of vehicles from the German sports car manufacturer Porsche, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, from 20 February to 20 March 2023.

At this exceptional exhibition, the public will be able to discover twelve of Porsche’s most legendary racing and sports cars in the new location of the Car Collection, which was inaugurated just a few months ago on the Port Hercule. Some of the cars are on loan from the department Porsche Heritage and Museum in Stuttgart. Among them, three famous types of the 911 and a 908 “long tail” will be accompanied by the 917 and 962 C models that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the beautiful 911 GT1 in the colours of Champion Racing, which won the US championship in 1998. Another 908 “short tail” model from 1969 belonging to the Prince’s collection will also be on display. This competition car was driven by Hans Herrmann and Kurt Ahrens in the 1968 Austrian Grand Prix.

Polar Mission: Oceanographic Museum’s New Immersive Exhibition
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The Oceanographic Museum’s Polar Mission exhibition is currently open and taking visitors on an epic journey from the North pole to the South pole. The exhibition kicked off on 4 June and covers five exciting themes spread over two levels. From wildlife, to explorers, to artifacts, to immersive technology, the exhibition is chance to feel like you’re voyaging to the world’s chilliest landscapes at opposite ends of the globe.

The Polar Mission Exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum will be on display for the next two years. Entrance to the exhibition is included in a regular ticket to the Oceanographic Museum (€18.00 for adults and €18.00 for children aged 4-17 years). The Museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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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