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Weekend in Monaco with #hello_monaco

This weekend there are events in Monaco for any taste: concerts, ballet, sports events… You will have plenty to choose from.

16th European Mobility Week
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At the initiative of the Directorate of Environment, the Principality is organizing the 16th European Mobility Week from 16 to 22 September in partnership with the Club of Electric Vehicles, Monaco Sustainable Development (MC2D) and the Monaco Town Hall.

The aim of this event is to encourage everyone to move “differently”: on foot, by bike, by electric vehicle, by car-pooling and public transport, alternative modes of transport.

From Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 September, a mobility party will take place at the Larvotto (Rose des Vents), from 10 am to 6 pm.

During these two days, free trials of two and four-wheel electric vehicles will be offered by Renault and Eccity. This will be the opportunity to get behind the wheel of electric vehicles such as the Twizy, the Zoe or the handlebars of electric two-wheelers like the Eccity.

The 40th anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

If you like yachts you can visit the 40th anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival, held from 12th to 17th September 2017 in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.

One of the boating season’s most prestigious events, this Show is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. With over 51,000 visitors in 2016, the Cannes Yachting Festival hosted in Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, attracts luxury yacht and sail boat amateurs and seasoned enthusiasts alike. A chance to preview over 600 boats displayed both in and out of the water.

Monaco Classic Week
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You can also come watch the 13th Monaco Classic Week, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. One of the largest gatherings of classic boats, Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe, started on Wednesday 13th September 2017. Time has not left a mark on this biennial event which was launched over 20 years ago and remains an authentic Belle Époque occasion that is unique in the world.

Russian Gala

There are two galas this weekend. The first one is on Friday, Gala Russe – The World Ballet Stars on September 16, 2017 at 8 pm in the Grimaldi Forum, Salle des Princes.

The sixth edition of the Russian Gala capitalizes upon the opening of artistic borders. Together with the brilliant soloists of the Bolshoi and Mikhailovsky theaters, the stars of the English National Ballet, of the Staatsballet Berlin and of other major, world-renowned troupes will perform together on stage. All of these artists who participate in this Gala are united by a positive and respectful attitude towards the traditions of the great Russian choreographic school. This geographic diversity among the participants demonstrates that, today, art knows no borders. The program will focus on the mix between avant-garde ballets and masterpieces of the classical repertoire. The result will not only be brilliant, but also unexpected: each artists will perform both an excerpt of classical ballet and of a modern choreography, showcasing a full range of expressions and secrets. Tickets are on sale at 22,5€ – 110€.

Evgeny Kissin
Evgeny Kissin

And there a Gala Concert by the Friends of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra within Great Season Series conducted by Lawrence Foster with Evgeny Kissin, piano on 17 September, at 6 pm Auditorium Rainier III.

On the programme: Antonín Dvorak, Béla Bartok, Leos Janacek and Zoltán Kodaly. As a prelude to the concert, an introduction to the works at 5 pm by André Peyrègne. Tickets range from €30 to €100.

Chicken Show Dance Association

On Saturday 16 September at 7 pm Espace Fontvieille: Charity evening organised by the Chicken Show Dance Association in aid of Fight Aids Monaco.

On the program of this year: circus artists, cabaret, music bands, artists, fashion shows and much more. Tickets are available at €50.

AS Monaco vs Dijon

For those who like football on Saturday 16 September at 5 pm, Stade Louis II within French Premier League Football Championship Monaco will meet with Strasbourg.

Ladies Vintage Car Rally

Ladies, start your engines! The 4th edition of Ladies Vintage Car Rally organised by Martine Ackerman is the charity event just for women. You have a fantastic chance to hop into spectacular vintage cars, provided by Fabrice Leroy, owner of Rent a Classic Car in Nice, southern Europe’s largest private collection of vintage cars, for a day of female fun in honour of a good cause.

The profits will be donated to a girls’ school in India which provides education to the most disadvantaged children in the country. ​In case you are wondering, how much would it cost to participate and what options are available? Look no further. Here are the rates available:

280€ / person with your own car

330 €/ person “the classic” formula: the organiser will provide you with the car

340€ / person with a chauffeur and champagne

Prices are all including cars, petrol, breakfast, lunch, tea time and cocktail.

So it’s bound to be a sensational day, with delicious treats, a mystery route, and good company, with the proceeds going to help children in need. The Ladies vintage car rally will surely be a hit.

Esthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress & Visage

And for those who care about their youth and beauty there is Esthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress & Visage in the Grimaldi Forum on September 15-16, 2017.

Focusing on cutting-edge information with practical applications for the disciplines of medical aesthetics and anti-aging AMEC is the Largest and Most Interactive Live show in Europe.

HelloMonaco hopes you’ll have a great weekend, and if you want to learn about exhibitions taking place in Monaco visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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