Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on October 29th and October 30th

This weekend in Monaco seems to be all about sports in general and chess in particular. If you need suggestions on what to do in Monaco here are a few suggestions.

Chess: Candidates Tournament 2022
@Fédération Internationale des Échecs

One of the greatest events on the world stage of the game of Kings (and Queens, in this case) is going to take place at the Hotel l’Hermitage, in Monaco, from October 24 to November 6 next. Indeed, this is the tournament of candidates for the world title. The winner of this knockout tournament will win the right to face the defending champion, the Chinese Ju Wenjun. Monaco will have the honor of welcoming four players from the world’s top 10, namely the Ukrainian sisters Muzychuk, Anna and Maria, the Indian Humpy Koneru and the Chinese Lei Tingjie.

World Class Women Chess Players Fight it Out in Monte Carlo at the Hermitage
Photo by GR Stocks on Unsplash

From October 28 to November 1, the International Chess Tournament for the Blind in Monaco will take place in a hall of the Louis II Stadium. The first edition was organized in November 2018 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the AEPA, the Chess Association for the Blind, chaired by Bernard Duthoit.

35th Primo Cup: fiercely contested racing and its heroes
Smeralda 888@YCM

The Smeralda 888 one-design class has an established Mediterranean circuit. It is unique in the sense that it offers international events in prestigious venues such as Saint-Tropez, Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Cannes and Monaco. Designed by German Frers, the Smeralda 888, at 8.88m in length with a crew of four, is quick, lively, pleasant to helm and a joy to watch being both elegant and competitive.

The boat handles well in a strong breeze and is nimble in very light winds. Tradition dictates that the Smeralda 888 International Championship ends with the final regatta being hosted by Monaco, this year it is on October 28-30.

6th Monte-Carlo E-Rally

The 6th Monte-Carlo E-Rally / 22nd Monte-Carlo ZENN Rally / Zero Emissions No Noise – Since being renamed in 2016, following on from the Monte-Carlo Electric Vehicle Rally (1995 to 1999), the Monte-Carlo Fuel Cell & Hybrids Rally (2005, 2006), the Monte-Carlo Alternative Energy Vehicles Rally (2007 to 2011), and the Monte-Carlo New Energies Rally / Monte-Carlo ZENN Rally (2012 to 2015), this 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo E-Rally is an official stage of the 2022 FIA ecoRally Cup from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 October 2022, Valencia (26) and the Principality of Monaco.

This 2022 edition of the 100% electric & hydrogen version of Rally Monte-Carlo makes another step forward by adopting a new philosophy with regards to power charging points. So that a strong recommendation of the Organizing Committee is validated: nightly charging parks are replaced by daily mobile charging points.

On Friday October 28, the 3rd leg was 500-km long heading South to  Monte-Carlo and is probably a memorable one with four regularity stages on the menu.

The 4th and last leg, on Saturday October 29, will have a definite WRC tone, with a series of former traditional stages of Rally Monte-Carlo, in the departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes, including famous passes such as Col de Bleine as a conclusion.

Auditorium Rainier III

All those who love classical music will enjoy the Concert of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra – “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Florence” with Charles Dutoit (conductor), Martha Argerich (piano) on Sunday 30 October 2022, at 8 pm, Auditorium Rainier III. On the programme music by Stravinsky and Ravel.

Fair in the Port of Monaco

This year, the Attractions Fair is gathering residence and guests in the Port of Monaco from Friday October 21 at 2 p.m. to Saturday November 19, 2022 at midnight. Arranged over the entire upper part of the Quai Albert Ier as well as on the Darse Sud, entertainment stands, gourmet stands and attractions will delight the public, who will find thrill rides and other, more traditional, for the little ones.

Among the rides that take place for four weeks on the Quai Albert Ier, we can mention: the Space Combat, the Astrojet simulator, the Palais du Rire and even the bumper cars! This year again, the Attractions Fair should satisfy all ages and all tastes!

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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