Weekend in Monaco

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

It’s Friday evening and a weekend full of very interesting events is awaiting you. To help you get the most of it we selected a programme for you.

"Pickers' Market"

You can start Saturday with some shopping at the “Pickers’ Market”, organized at the Monte-Carlo Market. The big “Pickers’ Market” will welcome visitors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to the traders usually present, exhibitors will offer mushrooms, chestnuts and other forest products.

Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

Then make a stop to watch the 4th Crown Prince Jacques International Pétanque Tournament, organized on 8 and 9 October by the Pétanque Federation of Monaco in Boulodrome Rainier III.

“Gardener Mission”: the Nature Weekend

For kids and adults there is “Gardener Mission”. Following the success of the first edition organized in 2021, the Department of Urban Development (DAU) is repeating the “Week-End Nature” experience on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October 2022, around the thrilling theme “Gardener Mission”, which will fascinate young and old!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Gardens Section of the DAU will welcome participants to the Princess Grace Rose Garden in Fontvieille and to the Cultural Greenhouses of Saint-Laurent d’Eze. Upon arrival at one of the reception stands, each family of apprentice investigators will be given a mission envelope and an investigator card, in order to find the activity points scattered in the gardens and solve puzzles to unlock the secrets of gardeners.

On the program of this treasure hunt and these unusual workshops:

• Fontvieille site / Princess Grace rose garden:

– Understand life underground
– Observe funny insects
– Install a watering circuit
– Discover the secrets of roses

• Cultivation greenhouses of Saint-Laurent d’Eze:

– Explore crop greenhouses
– Participate in mechanized repotting
– Explore the educational experimental vegetable garden
– Taste edible flowers
– Transform an old pair of sneakers (brought by each participant who wishes) into a planter

The highlight of the nature weekend: the concert by the Prince’s Carabinieri Orchestra, Saturday 8 at 6 p.m., in the Saint-Martin Gardens where participants are invited to bring their picnic to share a convivial moment in the gardens.

The 2022 Monaco Gala

President of the Ireland Funds Monaco Guadalupe Smurfit and Honorary Chair John Fitzpatrick, under the High patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II cordially invite you to the 2022 Monaco Gala honoring Denis O’Brien, Founder & Chairman of Digicel Group and Philanthropist on Saturday October 8th, 2022 in the Monaco Yacht Club, Principality of Monaco.

The Ireland Funds Monaco Princess Grace Humanitarian Award was created to acknowledge outstanding achievement by Irish men and women in the field of human rights, social justice, education and humanitarian action. The Princess Grace Humanitarian Award, which has been presented by HSH Prince Albert II on behalf of The Ireland Funds Monaco since its inception in 2004, is the sole such award dedicated to the memory of the late Princess Grace.

Auditorium Rainier III

Music lovers will enjoy a concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra – “Tribute to Rachmaninoff” with Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Alexandre Kantorow (piano) on Sunday 9 October 2022, at 6 pm, in Auditorium Rainier III. On the program music by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.

Monaco Women’s Basketball Team is Going to the French Cup Finals

And sports fans will surely enjoy the Betclic Élite game: AS Monaco Roca Team – Gravelines-Dunkerque on Saturday 8 October 2022, at 8 pm, in  Salle Omnisports Gaston Médecin – Stade Louis II.

Exposition Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé - Villa Paloma

There are several interesting exhibitions open in Monaco. For example Christian Bérard,Excentrique Bébé continues the NMNM programme of exhibitions dedicated to the revolutionary aesthetics developed by Serge Diaghilev in Monte-Carlo. Heralding certain aspects of contemporary art, the cross-disciplinary approach taken by the founder of the Ballets Russes brought radical transformation to the decorative arts during the 1910s and ’20s and had a lasting influence on visual and performance art to this day.

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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