by Ilaria Sismondini MONACO Your Summer holidays in magic Monte Carlo will be wondrously unique. Thanks to a bucket list full of unmissable events and the addition of the 70th Jazz Nice Festival! Note: The Concert in Monaco of Charles Aznavour was canceled due to his arm’s accident. He will perform on June 30 2018, in London. Read more:

June 1st – 8th, 2018 – MONACO GLOBE SERIES: IMOCA 60 – Now established as a one-design winter base through its organisation of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, attracting some 100 international teams, the Yacht Club de Monaco, under the presidency of HSH Prince Albert II, continues to ramp up its sailing policy.  Taking full advantage of a Clubhouse designed by Lord Foster and facilities ideally suited to regattas and hosting crews and their partners, organising the first Monaco Globe Series is organising the first Monaco Globe Series early June, the first stage of the new IMOCA (2018-2020) Championship. Provisional programme: Friday 1st June 2018: Exhibition day for teams and their sponsors – 2.00pm: Runs and courses in Monaco Bay – 5.00pm: Press conference to launch the Monaco Globe Series – 6.00pm: Globe Series -Opening Ceremony (by invitation) – 8.30pm: Gala Dinner (by invitation) – Saturday 2nd June 2018: Exhibition day – 2.00pm: Runs and courses in Monaco Bay – Sunday 3rd June 2018: 1.00pm: Start of 1,200 nautical mile race – Friday 8th June 2018: 6.00pm: Prize-giving ceremony

The Monaco Yacht Club designed by Lord Foster is ideally suited to regattas

June 1st 2018 – Opening of a new 4 * establishment in Nice: The Deck Hotel by HappyCulture. After 9 months of complete renovation work, there are now 65 rooms and 200m² of living space including an outdoor patio that make their entry into the hotel landscape of Nice, all in a contemporary style designed by the decorator Sébastien d’Evry . The Deck Hotel by Happy Culture – 2 rue Maccarani, 06000 NICE – Tél : 04 92 14 40 20 – – Contact presse : Mickaël Mugnaini – Tél : 06 25 08 77 09 –

The contemporary fresh cosy renovation of the Deck Hotel by Happy Culture

June 2nd, 2018 at 8 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – PRINCES ROOM – RUSSIAN GALA – Boris Eifman Ballet – Tchaikovsky – PRO and CONTRA – Today, Boris Eifman presents a new and original choreographic creation that corresponds to the modern artistic and technical possibilities of ballet: Tchaikovsky – PRO and CONTRA is the result of a long reflection of the choreographer on the personality and the creative world of the great Russian composer. For this new creation, the Boris Eifman Ballet Company in St. Petersburg received the special Golden Soffit Expert Committee Award. “For many years, I have discovered the musical world of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and realized how profound and infinite the composer’s world was. I understood by immersing myself in his music, a multitude of themes related to his musical creation, his psychic identity, and relationships with his relatives. But, I did not feel this immense wealth earlier, and I wanted to dive deeper into the environment of Tchaikovsky’s creative torment, “he says. The choreographic narration of Boris Eifman Ballet’s new production PRO ET CONTRA, is in keeping with the composer’s music in a great and precise dramaturgical emotion.

June 3rd, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – BS CONGRESS MONACO – The new business format of Beauté Sélection: Exclusive meetings, Business and Networking on the themes of hairdressing and aesthetics for business leaders. To put a foot in the South, Christophe Gabreau and his team did not want a classic format. And here it is, the new concept to fly where it’s hot: BS Congress! The first of its kind will prove itself in Monaco on June 3, 2018, at the renowned Grimaldi Forum. BS Congress Monaco has 1000 visitors from all over France. Upon registration, everyone’s project will be defined and appointments will be organized to meet the expectations of business leaders. All will be invited to breakfast, lunch, two conferences and at the end of the day, to a scenic event.

June 4th, 2018 at 6:30 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – PUBLIC CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIANE ZIEGLER, CURATOR OF THE SUMMER EXHIBITION THE GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS – Christiane ZIEGLER will unveil the concept of the Grimaldi Forum’s Summer-exhibition-event and its emblematic works during a public lecture on Monday, June 4th at 6:30 pm in the Camille Blanc Auditorium. In the process, Catherine Alestchenkoff, Culture Director, will discuss the scenography imagined by the Grimaldi Forum teams. In partenariat with The Médiathèque de Monaco – Free access – Reservation : +377 99 99 30 00

June 5th, 2018 and June 8th, 2018 – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AND WORLD OCEANS DAY – Action focus for World Oceans Day 2018: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. Will you stop using single use plastic bags, bottles and straws to help our ocean? Plastic trash is a serious problem for our ocean, and especially all the animals that call it home, but together we can be part of the solution.

The #WorldOceansDay Youth Advisory Council members represent 17 countries!


Have access to the Plastic Pollution Lesson Plan It is easy to follow and can be done from anywhere! By clicking “Sign Up” you will be directed to a short form to complete. Once you complete the sign-up form, you will be sent an email with a link to view and download the lesson plan.  This lesson was designed with youth in mind and we hope that young people will use this resource to teach their peers and community members about plastic pollution, inspire them with solutions, and empower them by doing an activity.

Join the TAF campaign as well – The Animal Fund’s long-term mission is to end the use of plastic bottle through inspiring people in saving our planet from the deadly waste overtaking our oceans. TAF wants to bring together children and adults to participate in the ambition towards making our planet a cleaner and healthier place to live in, through fun, instructive and educative activities.

Plastic pollution is one of the most serious threats to the ocean as it does not biodegrade; instead, it breaks down into progressively smaller pieces, but never disappears. As a result of this, marine life is rapidly dying out. This campaign brings together people from different age groups and different backgrounds all fighting for the same intention, a cleaner ocean with an abundance of marine life!

June 13th – 14th, 2018 – DATACLOUD WORLD CONGRESS MONTECARLO – Meet some of the 150 Speaker Academy for Datacloud Europe at the premier congress and Awards for investing, powering, connecting, building and deploying datacenter, cloud and Edge. Now in its 15th year Datacloud Europe has evolved as a recognised beacon of high quality content offering thought leadership across the critical IT infrastructure markets and has performed a seminal role as the international networking and deal making opportunity for old and new contacts alike. With a powerful 3-day agenda including the Enterprise Cloud Forum, plus 2-days of deep content, the annual event attracts investors, financiers, business leaders and their enterprise customers in the stunning backdrop of Monte Carlo to do deals that influence outcomes for the next 12 months and beyond. The 11th Annual Awards raises the bar once again for all nominees recognizing demonstrable excellence in the industry and hosts other special accolades. For more informations

June 15th, 2018 – OPENING DAY OF “LA PIZZERIA” AT MONTE CARLO BEACH – Stunning views of the Mediterranean, an idyllic setting right on the water, 100% organic food by Paolo Sari, the only one star Michelin bio-chef in the world … Welcome to La Pizzeria, the new Monte-Carlo Beach restaurant with the beautiful scent of Italy. Informations and reservations: Tel. + 377 98 06 41 51

 June 15th -19th, 2018 – 58th MONTE CARLO TELEVISION FESTIVAL – The TV Fan Not to be Missed event! Under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the 58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival will open at the Grimaldi Forum on Friday June 15th, with an ultra-glamorous ceremony, featuring an exclusive preview screening of a TV program.

58th Monte-Carlo Television Festival Official Poster

Free entrance and Open to the public, it also offers audiences the chance to meet international stars, attend TV series “Behind the Scenes” conferences, public screenings and autograph signing sessions.

The program promises red-carpet ambiance, prestigious evening events and VIP cocktail parties. The Golden Nymphs competition – featuring the best in TV programming from around the world, will reveal the 2018 winners at the Golden Nymph Awards Ceremony, on Tuesday June 19th, in front of an audience of more than a thousand special guests.



June 21st – 22nd, 2018 from 11 am to 11pm – KLASSIFIED MUSIC FESTIVAL & MORE Klassified Music Festival is an artistic and cultural outdoor project combining electronic music, art and well-being.” After a first successful edition in Monaco Grimaldi Forum, Klassified Music Festival is coming back in 2018, but this time it will take an outdoor format, in l’Oppidum of Col d’Eze. The 21st and 22nd of July 2018, in partnership with Eze’s cityhall, the ethnic and captivating Klassified Festival put forward a total change of scene to cultural escapes devotees. Electronic music, slow food, vegan creations, Mayan body-painting, Reiki workshops and meditation … Time stops over a weekend and leaves room for 48 hours of relaxation and festivities. A unique and innovative experience, Klassified will awaken all the senses of its visitors, through different musical influences, spiritual art, gustatory surprises and various forms of cultural practices. During the day, “chill & arty” appointments will punctuate a wide range of activities, such as meditation classes, exhibition spaces for contemporary artists or relaxation areas. A market composed of “food trucks” will offer a world tour of flavours in fully organic dishes. Once night falls, music will resume its power and Klassified Festival will offer an electronic and melodic music experience including the most recognized DJs of the scene. L’Oppidum du Col d’Eze (10min de Nice) – 1948 Avenue des diables Bleus – 06360 Éze – FRANCE

 June 21st, 2018 at 5 pm – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE – I Say, “Make Some Noise!” – When the celebration of June 21st traditional music festival falls on a Thursday, it necessarily rhymes with Thursday Live Sessions. To this already-common format (free live music and free access), we will also share the concept: that of a stage open to singers, musicians and groups of the Principality of Monaco who will take turns on the Indigo’s stage at the end of the day. With eclectic genres and a confident musical diversity, the Grimaldi Forum highlights the artists that it has selected and who will enjoy performing in this hotspot of live music that has already seen so many talents go through it, both experienced and in the making. Free entry – Booking suggested: tel +377 9999 2020

June 22nd, 2018 – WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT PRINCE ALBERT II FOUNDATION – Eleventh Award Ceremony of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and exclusive screening of Luc Hardy’s expedition movie, “Arktika Incognita”. Two years after its creation in 2006, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation made a decision to pay tribute each year, through the presentation of awards, to leading figures for their commitment and their support in protecting our planet. At the Eleventh Prince Albert II Foundation Awards Ceremony, to be held on 22 June 2018, HSH the Sovereign Prince will honour a number of leading figures and international organisations for their exemplary actions on behalf of the environment and the preservation of the planet, in each of his Foundation’s three priority fields of action: the fight against the effects of climate change, the preservation of biodiversity, and thirdly, access to water and the fight against desertification.

June 23rd – September 3rd, 2018 – MONTE-CARLO BEACH CREATES THE DOM PÉRIGNON P2 LOUNGE AT LA VIGIESheltered by the pine forest, with the sea as the only horizon, this lounge bears the Dom Pérignon brand, with a harmony of food and champagne signed by Paolo Sari, Executive Chef. Unique and fleeting, it is the ideal venue to discover or rediscover some excellent bottles including the Dom Pérignon second plenitude. The enchantment continues in La Vigie restaurant, just a few metres away, with all the fish from the Mediterranean. Monte-Carlo Beach – Avenue Princesse Grace – 06190 Roquebrune-Cap-Martin – Open from 23rd June to 3rd September 2017, from 6pm, every day. Closed on Monday – T. +377 98 06 52 52
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June 26th – 27th, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – TRANSITION MONACO FORUM – Under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, aims to reinvent business models for a clean future – Over 500 engaged international leaders, investors, major cleantech players,  business leaders, innovators, experts, and members of civil society committed to a sustainable future will convene in Monte Carlo on 26-27 June at the Transition Monaco Forum. The goal of Transition Monaco Forum is to form a European hub of investors dedicated to the transition and to mobilize key stakeholders across all sectors to find concrete solutions which will accelerate the reinvention of business models. Gathered In Monaco, a country leading the energy transition, participants will debate the five key enablers of the cleantech ecosystem: finance, regulation, innovation, cities and territories and new stakeholders. H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, a longstanding and passionate champion of the environment, will make the welcome remarks at the inaugural Forum. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California and founder of R20 Regions of Climate Action, and Carlos Sallé, Director of Energy Policies and Climate Change for Iberdrola, the Spanish energy company, have also been confirmed.

 July 7th – September 9th, 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – THE GOLDEN TREASURES OF THE PHARAOHS – 2500 YEARS OF THE GOLDSMITH’S ART IN ANCIENT EGYPT – For its major 2018 summer exhibition, the Event Factory – Grimaldi Forum Monaco revives an Egyptian theme which it had already successfully tackled in 2008 with the exhibition “Queens of Egypt”. The Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition will bring together more than 150 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum and present a series of prestigious ensembles discovered in the royal and princely tombs of Pharaonic Egypt. Ten years later, the Grimaldi Forum thus regains the expertise of exhibition curator Christiane Ziegler, Honorary Director of the Department  of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, Publication Director for the Archaeological Mission of the Louvre Museum in Saqqara (Egypt) and President of the Memphis Archaeology Center. Beyond presenting sumptuous ensembles (jewels, vases, bracelets, pendants, goldsmith belts, gold-plated mirrors, necklaces, sarcophagi, funerary masks and gold-plated furniture), illustrated with documents tracing their discovery, the exhibition also looks at the status of these works, which are one of the oldest and most universal forms of artistic expression. Until June 30th, get the special rate.


July 16th-21st, 2018 – NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL – THEATRE DE VERDURE – PLACE MASSÉNA – This year it is the 70th anniversary of this event which took place for the first time in February 1948. After the 2016 edition canceled following the tragedy that took place on July 14th on the Promenade des Anglais, in 2017 the Nice Jazz Festival was back and the emotion was palpable throughout the 5 evenings. The sponsor of the edition, Herbie Hancock, opened the festival with a speech promoting peace and hope. Each of the artists shared a special moment with the public, dedicated to the victims of July 14th. The artists gathered nearly 43,000 spectators, a new attendance record for the town. Under the leadership of Robert Roux, Councilor, Delegate for Cinema, Arts in Public Space, Contemporary Culture Center “Chantier 109”, Subdelegate to Museums and Contemporary Music, art is fixed in the heart of Nice Jazz Festival. The Nice Jazz Festival must be at the crossroads of artistic disciplines. A competition was launched this winter for the creation of the new poster of the Nice Jazz Festival. Of the 70 posters chosen, Mauro Maugliani’s work was chosen to illustrate the 70th anniversary of the Nice Jazz Festival. The work is a tribute to those who participated in the fame of the city of Nice around the world. We find a representation of trumpet player Louis Armstrong, jazz icon par excellence who was the star of the first edition in 1948, in a retro atmosphere in black and white that only painting can recreate, in this liturgical rite that sees the music on the same tonal rhythm of shapes and colors.” Don’t miss the Summer Afterworks Live at the Ellington Hotel Nice Center as well. Sarah Sog on Friday, June 22nd, Doli on Friday, July 6th, and Penny Mac on Friday, July 20 will perform 3  concerts,  under the “70-year-old Friends of the Nice Jazz Festival” label.

July 19th – 20th 2018 – IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – HERCULIS MEETING MONTECARLO – STADE LOUIS II – The Monegasque Federation of Athletics and its president H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco strive each year to present to its numerous spectators an enthusiastic evening and a high level sports show. The first Monaco Herculis EBS meeting took place in 1987 in the newly constructed Stade Louis II. The Monegasque  Federation of Athletics’ goal to promote this sport is supported by the Prince who holds sporting values close to his heart and wishes to grant the Principality the status of a “sporting center of great importance”. Prince Albert himself chairs the MFA since its creation. Since its entry in 2010 in the IAAF Diamond League, Herculis has been greatly successful; indeed, it ranked World’s Best Meeting in 2011 and in 2014 thanks to outstanding athletic performances and in 2015 it achieved the best score ever! The day of the Herculis meeting, the Louis II Stadium hosts 1000m races which are open to everyone – members and non-members from children to veterans. Finally, at the end of the Diamond League competition, music and fireworks light-up Louis II’s track. Both Women and Men Shot Put will take place on Thursday July 19th, at Monaco’s Hercule Port in free access. Following, it is the next day, on July 20th starting at 7pm that Louis II stadium will host the International Meeting, Herculis EBS 2018, for a night of great show ! Several options for booking: Online here -From Monday to Friday in the FMA office – Stadium Louis II – 4th floor – From May 28th to June 29th 2017 from 9am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 6pm At the ticket office of the Stade Louis II from July 2nd 2016 – From 10am to 12.30am and from 1.30pm to 6.30pm – If you are a member of a group (Work councils, associations, group of more than 10 people) and you would like to attend the Meeting Herculis, contact us to benefit from reduced rate. Information : – (377). – The free tickets and reduced fares will only be applied at the ticket office on presentation of a documentary proof.

World Champions Katerina Stefanidi and Mutaz Essa Barshim with H.S.H. Prince Albert II

July 27th, 2018 – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – SPORTING CLUB MONTECARLO – In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross, H.S.H. Princess Charlene and H.R.H. Princess Caroline, this social and charity event takes place every year in the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo. The Monaco Red Cross began organising fund-raising events as soon as it was founded in 1948 by Prince Louis II of Monaco. The first Monaco Red Cross Ball was held that same year, with the young Prince Rainier III presiding. Through this fabulous ball, the Monaco Red Cross expresses its gratitude towards its generous donors and pays tribute to the work it has been able to carry out with the donations, which finance its actions both locally and internationally. Amid a glamorous and prestigious ambience, the ball begins with the traditional tombola followed by a sumptuous meal with summer flavours, after which H.S.H. Prince Albert II opens the ball. The traditional fireworks then light up the Monaco sky, to the delight of guests. This marks the close of a wonderful ball that still inspires the dreams of so many.


July – August 2018 – SALLE DES ÉTOILES – MONTE-CARLO SPORTING SUMMER FESTIVAL – Every year, Monaco welcomes talented artists for exceptional performances.  A reflection of Monte-Carlo SBM’s philosophy, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is a human adventure with great cultural significance founded by François Blanc, the founder of the Société des Bains de Mer, that aims to place dreams within arm’s reach in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. Every year the festival welcomes internationally renowned artists in a prestigious setting: The Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting d’Eté.  Every summer since 1974, the Principality has moved to the rhythm of the many legendary artists who have given unforgettable performances here. Rod Stewart, Deep Purple, Mariah Carey, Santana, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner are just some of those stars. Moreover, the Festival didn’t stop at attracting the world’s biggest stars in all the musical genres; It has also become a breeding ground for new talent, where young stars such as Jamie Cullum, Rihanna, Mika and Alicia Keys were discovered. The 1000m² Salle des Étoiles is one of the most fascinating event halls in Europe. The hall’s immense glass windows overlooking the Mediterranean and the Principality of Monaco and the retractable roof make it the perfect place to enjoy a show under a starry sky. The Salle des Etoiles offers mind-blowing shows that illustrate the magic and charm of the Principality of Monaco. The man in charge of the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is none other than Creative Director Jean-René Palacio surrounded by a team of 50 professionals. Since 2010, he has been working hard on the long-term project of making Monaco the centre of the international music festival scene. The Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is one of the greatest live music festivals on the planet, with a stage that is unique in the world and destined to please.  Don’t miss out on any news or events for the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival on social networks:and share your experience #MCSSF #MyMonteCarlo – Information / Reservations: T. (377) 98 06 36 36  – Prolong the Monte-Carlo experience by taking advantage of one of our special packages and offers in one of our Monte-Carlo SBM hotels and benefit from many exclusive advantages!

August 21st – 26th – PALERMO/MONTECARLO REGATTA – The Palermo-Montecarlo is an offshore regatta among the most important and renowned in the Mediterranean Sea. The race is part of numerous international circuits including the Italian Offshore Championship of the Italian Sailing Federation, the Mediterranean Offshore Trophy, the Owner of the Year delivered by UVAI association and the IRC Championnat et Trophees Inshore and Offshore Mediterranee en Equipages.

Founded in 2005 following both wishes from Principality of Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo sports council to unite two historically friendly cities through a yacht race, the Palermo-Montecarlo offers a regatta with high technical contents and beautiful landscapes to all sailing lovers. The regatta’s record is held by Igor Simcic’s maxi Esimit Europa 2, main player in several editions: completing the course in 47 hours, 46 minutes and 48 seconds in 2015, he smashed the previous record of one hour and fifteen minutes. In addition to the victory in real time, beating this record remains one of the targets for the Maxi Yachts expected on the starting line of the next 14th edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo, scheduled from 21 to 26 August 2018.

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