Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on March 6th and March 7th

It’s the first spring week but summer is already in the air. If you haven’t made plans yet here are a few suggestions for your weekend.

35th Primo Cup: fiercely contested racing and its heroes

You can start your weekend with watching the 37th Primo Cup – Crédit Suisse Trophy, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco that is taking place from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 March 2021, in Baie de Monaco.

The Primo Cup has established itself as the big meeting that opens the season in the Mediterranean for Europe’s one-design elite. More than 450 sailors on 93 boats in six classes descended on Monaco to celebrate the 35th edition of this great classic to win the Credit Suisse Trophy and clothing from SLAM.


“Mummenschanz”, the theatre troupe enchanting the world with their show “you & me” is on Saturday 6 March 2021, at 3:00 pm, in Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle Prince Pierre.

you & me is a show that is entertaining, melancholic, funny, romantic, impressive, magical, dramatic, and exciting all at the same time. Without words or music, only silent gestures and a few props, this show uniquely presents scenes of everyday life. Floriana Frassetto, you & me’s artistic director, founded Mummenschanz in 1972 with Andres Bossard and Bernie Schürch. She can still be found onstage with her troupe every night. Her extensive experience lends a very personal nature to the show, and the wonderful lightness of the you & me program resonates long after the end of the performance!

New Year Cheer For Monaco Basketball

Monaco basketball team needs your support at “Jeep Elite” basketball championship: Monaco vs Pau Lacq Orthez on Saturday 6 March 2021, at 5 pm, at Louis II Stadium – Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin.

And on Sunday 7 March 2021, at 3 pm in Auditorium Rainier III you can enjoy Great Season Series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Fray, also playing the piano. On the programme there are pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Oceanographic Museum

During the school break, from February 6 to March 7, come explore with your family the enchanting and colorful universe of the seabed in Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and take part in various activities to make your vacation an unforgettable experience. `Now 2 paying adults = 1 child free. There is quite a number of events to visit in the museum during the school break.


One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the largest animal-based construction on the planet visible from space! Accompanied by a guide, you will dive 10 meters deep to meet the “Great 8”, the living icons of this fascinating underwater forest. Information sheets will be included in the projection to help you identify and understand the behavior of these species. Be attentive and pay attention to what is going on all around you… Between the nocturnal hunting of the sharks, the spawning of the corals, the parade of the manta rays or the first bath of the baby turtles… Your virtual and interactive diving is promising to be memorable!

Duration: 20 min
Hours: Monday to Friday at 11:00 a.m.


With family or friends, experience a magical encounter with the animals of the Mediterranean coast in our educational room, privatized just for you! Crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers … They are familiar to us, but do you really know their particularities? How do they get around? What do they eat? What is their role in this ecosystem? Young and old, let your senses guide you and discover the specificities of each marine species present in the basin.

Duration: 30 min
Hours: every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: 36 € / family (offer limited to 6 people)


Equipped with virtual reality glasses, explore the marine world and meet the most mythical species through two films: “Little big Whale”: the poetic story of an old sperm whale and his travels in the great ocean.

One day, he meets Man… Through sensational 360 ° images, vibrate in front of these giants who roam the seas of the world, listen to them talk to you and breathe at their own pace.

“Tubbataha 360 °”: embark with the Oceanographic Institute for the Philippines and dive into Tubbataha Natural Park, one of the most beautiful seas in the world. Without a mask or snorkel, experience the thrills of diving without even getting wet.

Duration: 30 min (2 films)
Hours: every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: € 6 / person (from 12 years old) or € 20 / family (2 adults + 2 children)


Warning: you might never come back to port …
With family or friends, experience a space-time journey aboard the Princess Alice II, the famous laboratory ship of Prince Albert I! In a setting inspired by the marine universe, your explorer soul will be called upon to carry out the important mission entrusted to you. You will have to search, solve puzzles, decipher codes and communicate with each other in order to avoid sinking at all costs … and the loss of your precious discoveries! This fun and friendly adventure is available in 30 min (Discovery Escape, beginner level) and 60 min (Escape Experience, advanced level) format.

Duration: 30 min (Escape Discovery) or 60 min (Escape Experience)
Hours: every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SHIMABUKU The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories
Shimabuku, I’m travelling with 165-metre Mermaid, 1998 – ongoing. Watercolour on paper (installation detail). Drawing by Shimabuku, Sidney, Australia, 1998. 75 x 104 cm. Collection NMNM, n° 2019.4.1.7. © Shimabuku

A new exhibition opened on February 19, 2020 in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco — Villa Paloma will be displaying works of Shimabuku put together in the exhibition called The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories.

In the style of an epic poem, the exhibition The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories recounts the artist Shimabuku’s adventures around the world, from his native Japan to the Principality of Monaco via Brazil, Australia, and many other countries.

The artist’s texts form the storyline for a journey that brings together over 20 installations, films, sculptures and photographs created over the last 30 years.

On a visit to Fukuoka Shimabuku discovered the legend and relics of a mermaid whose body was 165 metres long and decided to make this story his own and expand it, buying a long rope also 165 metres long. Taken around the world, this rope brings him closer to the fish-woman and becomes a vector linking fiction to reality, past to present and Japan to the different countries where the work is presented. Acquired by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in 2018, the installation I’m travelling with 165-metre Mermaid (1998–ongoing) forms the starting point for the exhibition and is enriched by the presence of artefacts produced in Monaco by different craftspeople invited in turn to make this story into a work of their own.

Recently a new exhibition opened in Monaco. It represents selected works on the theme “The Power of Detail”, by around fifty artists, organised by the Monegasque National Committee of the International Association of Art and will welcome you till Sunday 28 February 2021, from 1 pm to 7 pm in Salle d’Exposition, Quai Antoine Ier.

Photo exhibition on the theme "Protecting UNESCO's World Marine Heritage

You can also take a walk and enjoy photo exhibition on the theme “Protecting UNESCO’s World Marine Heritage through scientific research”, in collaboration with the Société des Explorations de Monaco from Thursday January 7 to Thursday March 11, 2021, Les Jardins Saint Martin.

After three months on the gates of UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, the photographic exhibition “Protecting UNESCO’s World Marine Heritage through Scientific Research”, made up of 21 photographs from the Monaco Explorations missions, is up for discovery on the gates of the St-Martin Gardens in Monaco as well as in digital version.

Of course there are a few other exhibitions open in Monaco. So if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that are taking place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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