by Ilaria Sismondini

MONACO An intense summer start is announced, with the reopening of beaches, SPA, restaurants, and a bucket list of essential events such as the Grand Prix Historique and the Grand Prix Formula 1, conferences, congresses, live concerts…

May 2nd – July 1st from Wednesday to Sunday – JIMMY’Z – SPORTING MONTE-CARLO – Monaco’s most popular nightclub is a brand new clubbing experience. Ideally located in the heart of the Monte-Carlo sports complex, Jimmy’z welcomes you in a beautiful chic and private setting, after major renovations. Overlooking the sea and sprawling over a Japanese lagoon with small waterfalls and splashes of color here and there, Jimmy’z propels guests into an incredible game of flashing lights and glittering reflections. The scene of the outdoor terrace is dreamy: passing a small footbridge one plunges into an ideal lounge atmosphere to sip a cocktail. This summer, Jimmy’z meets all needs and desires with the most intense season … More info: from July 2 to September 2 the club will be open every day, from 23:30 to dawn – Information / Reservations: T. +377 98 06 70 68 or 06 80 86 21 08 E.

May 2nd – October 15th, 2018 – CINQ MONDES SPA – Summer Bay Découverte offers a unique sensory journey to the well-being temple for a relaxing day at the Cinq Mondes Spa at Monte-Carlo Bay & Resort, voted Best Hotel Spa in Europe – The Summer Bay Discovery Package * includes: a relaxing moment with a 20-minute treatment and a 50-minute treatment (including a facial); a 3-course lunch, a glass of wine or a fruit cocktail, mineral water and coffee – a day of relaxation at the Leisure Center: swimming pool, sandy lagoon, sauna, traditional hammam and fitness room – Rates: 320 € per person from Monday to Friday – 350 € per person on weekends – * Offer valid from May 2nd to October 15th 2018 (excluding public holidays), prior reservation and subject to availability. Information / Reservations: T. (377) 98 06 01 80

May 3rd, 2018 at 18:30 – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – DA BREAK – Da Break is the name of the new group bringing together 3 personalities from the Lyon music scene: producer Bruno Hovart aka “Patchworks”, singer Jennifer “Hawa” Zonou and drummer Rémy Kaprielan. They distill a soul & jazz spirit but with a color search “Nineties”. Gathered around a project with 90’s sounds, the trio offers us a Soul Boom Bap, honoring their common hip hop culture. This project is primarily inspired by human relationships and the consequences of our actions on others. The influences of this album are based on the 90’s Hip Hop / R’n’B productions, with samples of very jazz, referring to bands like The Pharcyde or A Tribe Called Quest, but also grooves recalling titles of Mary J Blige or Janet Jackson. DA BREAK, wanting to synthesize their common cultures, do not hesitate to go also on the side of 2step beats or Jamaican dancehall. Info: 18h30 Dj selection – 20h30 Live – Free admission – Booking recommended – tel: +377 9999 2020

May 8th – 19th – 71st ANNUAL CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been named as the President of the Jury of the legendary Film Festival held in Cannes, thirty minutes highway from Monaco. Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Ricardo Darín, will open the festival and competes in the Main Competition section. It is the second Spanish-language film to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education, which screened on the opening night of the 2004 festival. The official festival poster features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou. It is the second time the festival poster was inspired by Godard’s film after his 1963 film Contempt at the 2016 festival. According to festival’s official statement, the poster is inspired by and paid tribute to the work of French photographer Georges Pierre. (SAVE THE DATE: do not miss from 12e to 18th May the 9th International Festival Entr’2 marches -The subject of the movies is about disabled people. This festival is organized by the French Association for the Paralyzed: APF. It takes place during the Cannes Film Festival – More Information on both Festivals: Mickaël Mugnaini – Tel : 06 25 08 77 09 Email :

May 11th – 12e, 2018 – RM SOTHEBY’S MONACO AUCTION 2018 – For years, RM Sotheby’s has consolidated its leading position in the collector car auction market and transformed auto auctions on the international scene. Thanks to its action, vintage car auctions are now extremely popular events. This will of course be the case of the biennial auction of Monaco. This auction will be held alongside the legendary Grand Prix Historique of Monaco during a weekend entirely dedicated to motoring pleasure. With offices worldwide and offering services in many languages, RM Sotheby’s provides the most experienced and experienced teams on the market.

May 11th – 13th 2018 – 11th HISTORIC GRAND PRIX – With the  “Pre-war” series, more than 180 Grand Prix cars selected for their historical interest and their degrees of authenticity are expected on the emblematic circuit of the Principality of Monaco to compete in real races, open to the public. Five different grids will give a unique vision of the first 30 years of the Formula 1 World Championship. For two and a half days, the competitors will share their passion for the competition with the public at the highest level. The cars are  not confined  in a closed room but actually present in race situation, with all the characteristic noises and smells.  Especially the competition will be held on a circuit built in the heart of the Principality of Monaco, whose track is 80% identical to that of 1929,  and is still used every year as part of the FIA ​​Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

May 11th -13th 2018 – MONTE-CARLO SOCIÉTÉ DES BAINS DE MER offers the best of gastronomy at the 11th edition of the Grand Prix Historique. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the exquisite cuisine offered by extraordinarily talented chefs in various establishments of the Monte-Carlo SBM. PARIS MONTE-CARLO HOTEL – LOUIS XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris: Friday 11 May, lunch, 4 course menu at 240 € per person (drinks not included) and Sunday 13 May, lunch , 4 course menu at 360 € per person (drinks not included) – LE GRILL – Friday 11th and Saturday 12th May, 3 course lunch menu, € 170 per person (drinks included) Price per child 90 € (drinks included) – Sunday, May 13, 3 course lunch menu 200 € per person (drinks included) Price per child: 90 € – AMERICAN BAR Minimum drink fee and snack menu on request: Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May 190 € – Sunday 13 May minimum drink fee and menu Snack on request 220 € – Price per child: 90 € – LA BRASSERIE – Café de Paris Terrace – Saturday 12 May 3 course lunch menu 90 € per person, including half a bottle of wine and sparkling water – Prices for children 12 and under 45 €, non alcoholic drinks and mineral water inc luses – Sunday 13 May Café de Paris Terrace – 3-course lunch menu 120 € per person including half a bottle of wine and mineral water – Child price 12 and under 60 €, non-alcoholic drinks and mineral water included – LA RASCASSE – Friday, May 11: Practical session package 150 € per person from 9am: Welcome coffee – From 12:00: Lunch Menus.  The bar will be open from 11h to 17h, all drinks included.

May 16th, 2018 at 18:00 h – GRIMALDI FORUM – MEETING WITH – As part of its ISO 14001 environmental certification, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco regularly conducts actions to raise public awareness of environmental protection. Wednesday, May 16, Grimaldi Forum Monaco has chosen to share with you a living testimony of the impacts of deforestation on the primary forests, organizing an exceptional meeting projection with the Papuan leader Mundiya Kepanga. Brothers of the Trees – Documentary on Arte in prime time. – A film by Marc Dozier and Luc Marescot.

May 16th – 17th, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – MONACO INTERNATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN ​​- 1st EDITION of an international professional forum destined to become a recurring event in the beautiful Principality of Monaco, welcoming the major players of the Blockchain industry including: exhibition, presentation, appointment business and debate around the main themes. Monaco International Blockchain Show was born from a desire to connect a large number of local and international players in the blockchain ecosystem in a privileged setting, as well as to present multiple projects and initiatives related to DLT, ICO and new cryptocurrencies. With a dynamic calendar, which offers multiple formats such as conferences, cocktails and B2B meetings, this new and unique event will take place at the prestigious Grimaldi Forum. The Principality of Monaco has developed a bold economy far beyond its modest territory of 4 square kilometers. In addition to industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and automotive, Monaco has international expertise in finance and high technology. For example, MONOECI, the Monegasque cryptocurrency, maintains a relationship of trust with the Principality and grows by respecting its political and regulatory framework. This forum will gather all Monegasque and international initiatives focused on blockchain technologies. Thinking about transparency and regulation around DLT will be an important part of the event. One (or one) blockchain, or chain of blocks, is a technology of storage and transmission of information without control organ. Technically, it is a distributed database whose information sent by the users and the internal links to the database are checked and grouped at regular time intervals in blocks, the whole being secured by cryptography, and thus forming a string3. By extension, a blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a list of records protected from falsification or modification by storage nodes. A blockchain is therefore a distributed and secure register of all transactions made since the start of the distributed system. Infos: Paying event – Tickets online at the event’s website

May 16th – 20th, 2018 – FASHION VILLAGE OF FONTVIEILLETHE MONTE-CARLO FASHION WEEK (MCFW©) BACK IN THE PRINCIPALITY – Runway shows, presentations, meetings and lifestyle events will be part of the 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, (MCFW©) under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, scheduled from May 16th to May 20th 2018, in the Principality of Monaco, one of the most glamorous places in the world. Organized by the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode (CMM), in partnership with the Government, the City Hall and the Tourism Office of the Principality of Monaco, the MCFW© is the perfect opportunity to showcase the Principality’s welcoming ambiance and its elegant lifestyle. The rich calendar provides a succession of fashion shows and presentations, of resort and swimwear collections and pre-collections prêt-à-porter Spring/Summer 2019, premiering to the public and the media at the Fashion Village of Fontvieille in Monaco. The 6th edition of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week will be inaugurated on Saturday, May 16th, at the MCFW Ceremony & Gala Dinner Ceremony at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Club. “Kean Etro will receive the International Fashion Award for Maison Etro’s 50-year commitment to the fashion world as one of the brightest and most creative brands, as well as Italian excellence.”

Kean Etro, Jacopo Etro, Ippolito Etro and Veronica Etro

Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President and Founder of the Monegasque Chamber of Fashion revealed to us the extraordinary presence of Etro House in Monaco. The Monte Carlo Fashion Week, firmly committed to social responsibility, is pleased to support, for the second consecutive year, the Foundation of S.A.S. Princess Charlene of Monaco. Launched on December 14, 2012, the Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco has set a priority goal of saving lives by fighting drowning. Its missions are to raise public awareness of the dangers of water, to teach children about preventive measures and to teach them how to swim. The actions of the Foundation are also based on the values of sport such as discipline, self-respect and the other, the taste of effort as well as team spirit. The “Sport & Education” program, built around the values of sport, uses sporting activities as tools to contribute to the well-being and development of children.

May 17th – 20th, 2018 – SOUTH AFRICAN WEEK – RESTAURANTS L’ORANGE VERTE AND THE BLUE BAY – A land of diversity, South Africa has a rich and unique heritage, its history and culture form an amazing blend in its gastronomy. A combination of German, Dutch, Indian, Malaysian and African cuisines, this brew creates a mix of flavors that will make more than one salivate! The week celebrates the links that unite the Principality to South Africa: local chefs will cook alongside Michelin-starred Chef Marcel Ravin to present their culinary specialties at the gourmet restaurant L’Orange Verte and at The Blue Bay. The event will be animated by the singers of the Cenestra Male Choir and punctuated by many other festive surprises! The highlight of this “journey” will be the great South African evening to be held on Saturday, May 19 on the Terrace of the restaurant L’Orange Verte. Change of scenery guaranteed! Information and Reservations +377 98 06 03 60

May 24th – 27th, 2018 – HOTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO – SALLE BELLE EPOQUE – The ephemeral and exclusive concept of the Paddock Lounge for the Monaco F1 Grand Prix! The majestic Salle Belle Epoque room is completely redesigned and revamped for the occasion: cozy spaces, sofas and a bar, TV screens on which will be broadcast live tests and races, not to mention the live cooking and finger buffets . The workshops offer virtual racing and drone courses on the ground. The Novelty is a food truck on the Beaumarchais square plus the catering offer with a view of the circuit and giant screen on the terrace May 24 from 9h to 18h. Salle Belle Epoque  Finger Buffet & Live Cooking: 165 € (wine discretion, mineral water and coffee) – May 26th: 380 € (champagne at discretion, mineral water and coffee) – May 27th: 820 € (Champagne at discretion, mineral water and coffee) – Crystal Bar and its terrace: During the 4 days of the Grand Price, the Crystal Bar and its terrace remain open from 9am to 1am – Animation DJ from 15h on May 26th and 27th. Information / reservations: T. (377) 98 06 98 98

May 24th – 27th, 2018 – 76th GRAND PRIX OF FORMULA 1: WITH THE MONTE-CARLO SOCIETE DES BAINS DE MER the gastronomy is at the heart of the 76th edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. A unique meeting with the legendary Grand Prix  that all drivers have dreamed of winning on the route of the Principality. On this occasion, discover the offers proposed by our leaders of exceptions in the different establishments of Monte-Carlo Society of the Baths of Sea. HOTEL OF PARIS – MONTECARLO – THE LOUIS XV – Alain Ducasse with the Hotel of Paris: Thursday, May 24th , at lunch, 4 course menu at 360 € per person (drinks not included) – Friday 25 May, A la carte menu – Saturday 26 May, 4 course lunch menu at 240 € per person (drinks not included) LE GRILL Saturday 26 May at lunch 4 course menu at 600 € per person (drinks not included). Sunday, May 27 at lunch, 4-course menu at 1500 € per person (drinks not included) T. (+377) 98 06 88 64 – AMERICAN TERRACE – AMERICAN BAR – Thursday 24 May, buffet lunch at 120 € – Friday 25, à la carte – Saturday 26 May 400 € – Saturday 26 May at lunch, 3-course menu 600 € per person (drinks included) Price per child: 400 € – Sunday 27 May – 3-course menu at 1500 € per person (drinks included) Price per child: 800 € T. +377 98 06 88 17 Sunday 27 May, 1200 € – After Race Party from 17h00 to 400 € – T. +377 98 06 38 38 – CAFE DE PARIS MONTE-CARLOBELLEVUE ROOM – Thursday, May 24, lunch buffet at 120 € per person including half a bottle of wine plus mineral water – Price per child under 12 years 60 €, non-alcoholic beverages and mineral water included – Saturday 26 May, lunch – buffet at 350 € per person including half a bottle of wine and mineral water – Price per child 12 years and under 180 € drinks non alcoholic drinks and mineral water included T. +377 98 06 36 36 or +377 98 06 76 23 – LA BRASSERIE – CAFE DE PARIS TERRACE – Thursday, May 24, 3 course menu 90 € per person including half a bottle of wine and mineral water – Price per child 12 years and under 45 € non-alcoholic beverages and mineral water included – Saturday 26 May, lunch-buffet 180 € per person, including half a bottle of wine and mineral water – Price per child 12 years and under € 90, non-alcoholic drinks and mineral water included – Sunday May 27th – 3 course meal € 300 per person, including half a bottle of wine and mineral water – Price per child under 12 years old € 150 non-alcoholic drinks and mineral water included) T. +377 98 06 36 36 or +377 98 06 76 23 CASINO CAFE DE PARIS – PLAYGROUND – Thursday, May 24, Menu 150 € per person: VIP access to the terrace for the test sessions, mineral water , coffee and 10 € free games – Saturday 26 May, Menu 260 € per person: co get a glass of wine, soft drinks and 10 € of free games – Sunday 27 May, Menu 370 € per person: includes a glass of wine, soft drinks and 10 € of free games – HOTEL & RESORT BLUE BAY MONTE -CARLO – BLUE BAY – From Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th May, Dinner Celebration menu from 120 € person (food and wine pairing available from 245 € person) – T. +377 98 06 03 60 THE BLUE GIN – From Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 May – DJ evening with the theme ‘French Touch’ – Reservations recommended – T. +377 98 06 03 60 HOTEL HERMITAGE MONTE-CARLO – THE VISTAMAR: Saturday 26 May, Dinner at 330 € per person (half bottle of champagne, mineral water and coffee included) – SALLE BELLE EPOQUE ROOM: Paddock Lounge, Buffet Finger, Live Cooking – Thursday, May 24, € 165 per person (including unlimited wine, mineral water and coffee) Saturday, May 26, 380 € per person (including champagne, mineral water and unlimited coffee) Sunday, May 27, € 820 per person (including champagne, mineral water and unlimited coffee). T. +377 98 06 98 98 –

The sumptous Salle Belle Epoque – Hotel Hermitage Montecarlo

CRYSTAL BAR AND TERRACE – Discover the virtual reality of the circuit of Monaco with two driving simulators that will allow you to experience the emotion of the race closely. RC racing car circuits with augmented reality glasses. Direct view of the circuit and a big screen on the terrace.  May 26th and 27th – À la carte menu – Live DJ on the terrace from 3 pm – T. +377 98 06 98 99 – SQUARE BEAUMARCHAIS – FOOD TRUCK – from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th May Menu snack and drinks to take away. Gourmet tasting of sweet and savory dishes, cold drinks and selection of champagnes and wines by the glass. T. +377 98 06 98 98 – Thursday, May 24, Practical session rate: € 295 per person – From 9:00 am: Welcome coffee – From 12:00: Finger Food lunch plus open bar from 11:00 to 17:00 ( all drinks included) – T. +377 98 06 16 16 – BUDDHA-BAR: May 24, Regular menu (1st catering service from 8 pm to 8.30 pm, 2nd catering service from 10.30 pm to 11 pm). For bookings of more than 10 people, a menu must be selected. – May 25th: 210 € per person, drinks not included (1st restaurant service from 8 pm to 8.30 pm, 2nd restaurant service from 10.30 pm to 11 pm). Total payment requested: the drinks bill must be paid in full that same evening at the Buddha-Bar – May 26, 270 € per person, drinks not included (1st restaurant service from 8 pm to 8:30 pm, 2nd catering service from 22:30 to 23:00 ). Total payment requested: the bill of drinks must be paid in full that same evening at Buddha-Bar – May 27, Regular Menu (120 € food and drink minimum per person). (1st restaurant service from 8 pm to 8.30 pm, 2nd catering service from 10.30 pm to 11 pm). For bookings of more than 8 people, a menu must be selected. Buddha Bar Reservations: T. +377 98 06 19 19

May 31st, 2018 – GARNIER ROOM – OPÉRA MONTE-CARLO – BRYAN FERRY, a lover of music and the arts, has been named by the Sunday Times “godfather of contemporary style”. At the release of his first single “Virginia Plain” with Roxy Music in 1972, he is recognized as one of the most innovative and elegant musicians of the time and is considered as the incarnation of the romantic universe evoked in his songs . The group owes its success primarily to the title “Avalon” released in 1983. This title is quickly recognized by critics as one of the most emblematic in the history of pop rock. A few years later, Bryan Ferry embarks on a solo career and releases several albums including “These Foolish Things”, “Another Time, Another Place”, or “In Your Mind”. In 1994, the artist collaborates again with the musicians of Roxy Music for the album “Mamouna”. Throughout his career, Bryan Ferry has managed to combine American glamor and European refinement. This particular style can be found especially in his homage to Bob Dylan, “Dylanesque”, published in 2007, and “Olympia”, a collection of unreleased tracks and covers, released in 2010. 2014 is the year of his fourteenth solo album ” Avonmore “where he reconnects with his refined pop-rock style. A former student of the Beaux-Arts, he is immensely involved in the visual aspect of his work, whether in the composition of his songs as well as on stage. Bryan Ferry is a key artist with the charisma of Gainsbourg and the elegance of a Sinatra. In agreement with Gérard Drouot Productions – More information on: – Concert seated numbered seats – Price: from 100 € – Evening  attire required.

May 31st – June 1st, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – AEGPL – The AEGPL Monaco Conference is the event of the year for the European LPG industry, bringing together European and global leaders in LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), buyers and suppliers of the largest GPL conference and exhibition in Europe to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in the sector.

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