We hope you already had a little break from the Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival as this weekend there is again so much going on, that it will leave you virtually no time for sitting at home.
From Thursday, June 1 through Saturday, June 3, 2017, the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW©) will take place in the Principality Under The High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco. This highly anticipated Monegasque event dedicated to international fashion will be held at the new Fashion Village of Fontvieille in Monaco that will be transformed into a glamorous catwalk.
For children this weekend a whole range of activities is prepared in the Jardin Exotique: “Festivities at the Exotic Garden” (pony rides, treasure hunt, make up stall, etc.) and sale and exhibition of cacti from Saturday 3 June to Sunday 4 June, Jardin Exotique.
Many animations will be accessible for the younger ones on presentation of the entrance ticket:
– Pony rides (entrance ticket entitles one tour) from 10 am to 5 pm
– Mini-golf and giant wooden games from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm
– Make-up stand from 2 pm to 6 pm
– … and a big treasure hunt from 14h (registration on site until 17h30) for the 7 to 12 years olds!
– Possibility of eating on site.
Another event for both children and adults is the Cheerleading performance organised by Dolls Stars on Saturday 3 June, 8 pm in Variety Theatre.
There are several very different athletic events this weekend. The first one is Prince Albert U17 Sabre Challenge on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, Salle Omnisport Gaston Médecin, and Salle d’Armes Fernand Prat du Stade Louis II. This event if both for boys and girls. 7 nations have already registered including representatives of the French Fencing Federation with its best sabre-fencers who will also participate with different French Clubs. We expect more than 100 sabre-fencers.
The other sporting event is a world premier, Monaco will host the Riviera Water Bike Challenge (RWBC) on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The 21 kilometers between Nice and Monaco will be travelled on Schiller S1 water bikes.
Leaving the port of Nice and heading east to arrive at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Club, 40 participants will make up 10 international teams pedalling Schiller S1 water bikes in a 21-kilometre relay race. There will be two sports personalities per team plus two places available for amateurs, selected by raffle on March 24.
The Schiller S1 water bike, developed by American Judah Schiller, reportedly on a dare, “uses an optimised propeller, proprietary gear box and Gates Carbon Drive belts”. It’s essentially a bike atop of parallel hulls, much like a catamaran, with a 2-foot (0.6 metre) wide frame. In calm waters, the average speed is 8 mph, although pros can reach more than 10 mph.
And the last but not the least event for a whole family to enjoy is the Feast of the Barbagiuan that will take place on 3 and 4 June from 8h30 to 17h30 at Market of the Condamine. These two days will be marked by conviviality, culture and gluttony. All the participants will be able to put their hands to the “dough”, to put the Barbagiuan in their mouths, to listen to the most beautiful stories, but also for the little ones, to participate in a gigantic “Barbagiuan Hunting” organized in collaboration with the Directorate of National Education of Youth and Sports.
The chef of A Roca, Manuel Bouhier, the only holder of the real recipe and the tricks of the past 25 years, will present the creation of a Barbagiuan for the greatest happiness of young and old. He will be accompanied by the renowned Chef Michel Lentz.
– Culinary demonstrations of Uncle Jean’s little donut,
– Gargantuan tastings,
– Cooking workshops for young and old
– Beautiful and exciting stories perpetuated by the Committee of Monegasque Traditions.
– Barbagiuan Hunting, on the Rocher Princier where 500 students enrolled in Monaco will participate in a wonderful game of track through the streets and squares of the rock.
Also several interesting exhibitions deserve your attention: Exhibition “Kasper Akhøj, Welcome (To The Teknival)”, Exhibition “Saâdane Afif, The Fountain Archives 2008—2017”, Exhibition of works by Virginie Broquet, Borderline exhibition by Philippe Pasqua in Oceanographique Museum of Monaco; Exhibition on the subject of “Hercule Florence. The New Robinson” in Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma. If you want to learn about other exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.
Have a great weekend!