The Principality is preparing to celebrate the magic of Venice on October 23, 2021. Monaco will experience the enchantment and the Venetian splendour, thus offering a spectacle whose magnificence will encourage one to plunge into a phantasmagorical universe.
The countdown to the 2021 edition of the “Grand Bal Masqué” has started: one of Monaco’s most anticipated autumn events will take place in the Principality in October. Inspired by the theme of universal love, and particularly dedicated to Women, this third edition will honour Venice, its culture and traditions, and will import the spirit, magic and enchantment of the time of Casanova, in the very heart of the Principality. The event will take place at the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo.
The objective of this unmistakable event is to create a magical atmosphere, in which the participants joyfully depart from normal daily life, to immerse themselves in a glamorous atmosphere, where the charm of period Venetian costumes will mingle with accents of modernity. All without revealing the mystery of their identity.
More than 40 performers and extras will host an exceptional party, designed to meet the expectations of those who love the glamour and festive atmosphere of great banquets of other times. Excellence, arts and history will be protagonists of this edition which will celebrate Venetian wonders. An invitation to a beautiful escape into the past and an immersion in the magical atmosphere of Venice, in all its splendour and magnificence.
The magical setting of the Salle Empire at the Hôtel de Paris will be transformed, recreating the sparkling charm of the Serenissima era. In a glamorous and phantasmagorical atmosphere, the place adorned with a majestic decoration; this will be the setting for an evening worthy of the golden age of the City of the Doges. A truly striking atmosphere, sumptuous banquets and splendid performances.
The more than 150 guests, who will have received a recommendation to be dressed in Venetian costumes and masks, will be invited, for one night, to take a step back in time and pay homage to the splendour of the 17th century.
Delia Grace Noble, opera singer and UNICEF ambassador, is in charge of the organization and artistic direction. She surrounds herself with talented professionals, who have in common a passion to excel in their art and bring a touch of poetry and magic to it. With a team of remarkable artists, she strives to turn the most magical artistic fantasies and the deepest emotions into reality.
This exceptional social gathering undoubtedly contributes to the influence of Monte-Carlo: the international appeal of Venice thus becomes part of the exceptional enchantment of the Principality.
The Grand Bal Masqué
An event that promises to be iconic and timeless.
From 7.15 p.m .: Reception in front of the Hôtel de Paris
7:30 p.m .: Reception around thematic Venetian entertainment and Welcome cocktail on the theme of Casanova and his friends
8:15 p.m .: Opening of the Grand Bal
8:30 p.m.: Gala dinner
From 8:30 p.m.: Show throughout the duration of the Gala dinner
Around 11:30 p.m.: Ball
From midnight: DJset orchestrated by DJ Papa (Buddha Bar)
Around 12:30 am: Casino Royal at the Casino de Monte-Carlo.
The event goes far beyond being a party night. The Grand Bal Masqué has set itself the goal of leaving an imprint in the hearts of its guests by donating to the Princess Grace of Monaco Foundation. The objective is to be able to contribute with generosity to financially support this Foundation. And this thanks to the kindness of the guests.
Created in 1964 by Princess Grace, the Foundation annually provides direct aid not only to humanitarian actions for the benefit of children but also to cultural projects for students. The primary aim of the Foundation is to help children in hospital and their families. It helps numerous paediatric units throughout French hospitals, in particular in the purchase of equipment necessary for the treatment of young patients. The Foundation helps by providing assistance for the entertainment of sick children by bringing clowns to their bedside, by setting up film screenings or indeed in the organization of holidays.
The Foundation also takes an interest in the children’s parents. It helps them by enabling them to stay by their children’s bedsides in hospital and contributes financially to the construction, renovation and upkeep of “Parents’ Houses”. It also helps parents with the funeral expenses of their children. The Foundation also provides additional help to local associations, especially at Christmas time. Finally, the Foundation gives its support to paediatric medical research. It currently supports four renowned French medical laboratories in their work.