by Ilaria Sismondini

MONACO. The famous American anthem will perfectly suit the end of your summer holydays  in Monte-Carlo! All the events in a Principality that never belies its charm. Last days for a must-see exhibition, “The Gold of the Pharaohs”, and many more!

Until September 9, 2018 – AN EXHIBITION NOT TO BE MISSED AT THE GRIMALDI FORUM – “THE GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS” – For its great summer exhibition, the Grimaldi Forum has returned to a theme that it had already successfully tackled. ten years ago with “Queens of Egypt”. L’OR DES PHARAONS exhibition brings together more than 150 masterpieces from the Cairo Museum and presents a series of prestigious ensembles discovered in the royal and princely tombs of Pharaonic Egypt. Ten years later, the Grimaldi Forum thus finds the expertise of the curator Christiane Ziegler, Honorary Director of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities of the Louvre Museum, Director of the publication of the Archaeological Mission of the Louvre Museum in Saqqara (Egypt ) and President of the Archeology Center, Memphis. Beyond a presentation of 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 questions the status of these works, which are one of the oldest and most universal forms of artistic expression. Open every day from 10 am to 8 pm- Nocturnes on Thursdays until 10 pm – Full price 11€, discounted rates: Groups (+ 10 people) 9€ – Students (under 25 on presentation of the card) 9€ – Seniors ( +65 years) 9€ – free for under 18s – Reduced price for all visitors with their SNCF ticket of the day: 9€ – Guided tours 9€, every Thursday and Sunday at 2:30pm and 4:30 pm in the limit of available places (maximum 25 people) – Audioguides 5€ – Exhibition accessible to people with motor disabilities and reduced mobility – Ticket office Grimaldi Forum – Tel. +377 99 99 3000 – Fax +377 99 99 3001 – E-mail ticket office and points of sale FNAC. Catalog of the exhibition: Format: 24 X 28 cm. Texts in French. Public price, paperback edition 29€ .Date of publication: July 2018.



We are also recalling the somptous exhibition that will take place in China from September 7 to November 11, in the heart of the Forbidden City in Beijing, having as subject the Grimaldi Dynasty. Inauguration on 6 September in the presence of HSH the Sovereign Prince and a strong delegation of Monaco. Read more on our website post




14th and 15th September 2018 – from 8 pm to 9:45 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – GALA KAZAKHSTAN ASTANA BALLET – The Astana Ballet Theater presents its show “Kazakhstan Astana Ballet Gala” including the fairy tale “The Legacy of the Great Steppe” as well as the ballets in a neoclassical act “Love. Fear. Loss”and “A Fuego Lento”. “The legacy of the great steppe” is typical folk dances, it is the harmonious encounter between ethnographic knowledge and the creations of contemporary choreographers combining various artistic processes, where the inimitable character of the national dance asserts itself. The ballet of choreographer Ricardo Amarante “Love. Fear. Loss”i s articulated on three duets, each of which expresses a feeling indissolubly linked to the story of Edith Piaf’s life. This mini-show is imbued with the atmosphere of love and tragedy unique to that unforgettable singer. The sounds of the grand piano and the beauty of the lines of the dance fill the whole scene, as if to repeat the motto of the great Piaf: “Nothing should distract the public”. Each issue of the one-act ballet “A Fuego Lento” (choreograph: Ricardo Amarante) is a tango-themed dance fantasy, where emotion meets the virtuoso technique and the spectacular movements and silhouettes. This ballet concentrates the burning essence of the most sensual of dances, the tango. Reservations: Tel.00377 99993000 – see cover image.

September 20, 2018, from 9 am to 7 pm – AUDITORIUM RAINIER III – 1st SALON OF THE PERSONAL SERVICES (CONFEX SAP MONACO) At a time when the needs and consumption habits of the elderly are changing, the Principality of Monaco has to have its own “Confex” (conference-exhibition), the only one in the PACA region, dedicated to the service to the person as a whole.It is a new meeting of “PERSONAL SERVICES” (SAP) for individuals and professionals in the sector, created in 2006 in Paris. This “helping” day of exchange and conferences accessible to everyone for free has a dual purpose: to inform, help, advise and offer personalized support and tailor-made solutions for individuals, families, seniors, people with reduced mobility and carers to simplify and improve their daily life in other words to “live better” and age more serenely; to allow the professionals of the services of the person (leaders, creators, employees, presidents of unions and associations, etc.) to inform and train them on the evolutions of the sector, to create or to stimulate their activity and their relational network, but also to advance the quality of their services. Five conferences to better understand personal services. This “Confex” will offer visitors the opportunity to meet exhibitors, start-ups, associations and experts from the SAP sector, who will be speaking throughout the day with five lectures on various themes (e-health – home support solutions – connected housing – Silver Economy – care path of a patient with memory problems – private and public actors of the SAP in the service of quality – handicaps – etc. ). The opening of the conferences will be conducted by Mr Didier Gamerdinger, Government Counselor – Minister of Social Affairs and Health. Note, this year the traditional walk Alzheimer A.M.P.A. organized on the occasion of the celebration of the World Alzheimer’s Day will have as point of arrival the SAP Monaco Fair.

21 September 2018 at 8:30 pm – GRIMALDI FORUM – PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA DE MONTE-CARLO – OPENING CONCERT OF THE SEASON 18-19 – “SHARED DESTINATIONS” – Giuseppe VerdI, The Force of Destiny, opening – Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 77 – Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, Op. 67 – For its opening concert of season 18 -19, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of its Artistic and Musical Director, Kazuki Yamada , welcomes his resident artist, Maxim Vengerov, undisputed star of the violin. Maxim Vengerov will be the ideal interpreter of this first Concerto, one of Shostakovich’s masterpieces, perfectly mixing painful lyricism and infinite melody. “So strike Destiny at the door.” With these words, Beethoven spoke of his 5th Symphony, famous with its four initial notes, a unique and impressive monument that never ceases to thrill generations of music lovers around the world. Reservations: Tel.00377 99993000

23 September 2018 – 23rd EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAY – The theme of the 23rd European Heritage Day taking place this year from 31 August to 24 September is “The musical heritage of Monaco”. On this occasion the Société des Bains de Mers  will open exceptionally the doors of the Buddha-Bar, as well as the Salle Garnier. At the Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo 2 tours-concerts (historical presentation of the venue and mini jazz concert, about 35min, by the students of the Rainier III Academy of Music) will take place at 14h and 15h. On registration only at (+377) from Monday 17 to Friday 21 September from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 17h. 30 people per visit. Please read below the short presentation of the Buddha, sent to the Heritage Institute for the communication of the event: “In 2010, Monte-Carlo Societé des Bains de Mer  and the Buddha-Bar find a common expression around an exceptional place: the former Cabaret, a chamber music room built in the building of the Monte-Carlo Casino one hundred years ago. In an unheard-of luxury of oak paneling, stucco, sculpture and gilding, the monumental Buddha, emblem and fetish of the Buddha-Bar concept, finds here its perfect cradle.” A guided tour of the Salle Garnier at 4pm, on registration only at (+377) from Monday 17 to Friday 21 September from 9h to 12h and from 14h to 17h. 30 people per visit. For more information visit:

26 September 2018 – TERRACE OF THE OPERA OF MONACO – MONTECARLO GALA FOR THE GLOBAL OCEAN –The 2nd Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean today announced the impressive list of celebrities who will serve as “Event Chairs” and “Co-Chairs” for the 2018 Gala, lending their names and support to the evening, to engage for the future of a sustainable ocean alongside the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. Presided by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, a Head of State deeply involved with the protection of the environment and a global leader in the battle to save the ocean, and hosted by Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, renowned philanthropist and initiator of this event, the 2018 Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean includes as Event Chairs, Madonna, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant, Goldie Hawn, Eva Longoria, Olga Kurylenko, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Diane Lane and Chris Tucker. Event Co-Chairs, Toni Garrn, Alina Baikova, Constance Jablonski, Hailey Clauson, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Natasha Poly, Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik and Josephine Skriver have also joined the initiative to raise awareness on the necessity to take action in order to keep our ocean healthy. The ocean is our lifeblood. Our living standards, our economy and even our health depends on it. However, pressures from climate change and marine pollution are putting our ocean under severe stress. I believe that there is hope, if we work hand-in-hand. Fundraising opportunities like the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean are thus critical to pursue this long term action for ocean conservationsaid HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. With an exceptional auction led by Simon de Pury, the proceeds of the Gala will support the Foundation’s priority marine programmes: plastic pollution, scientific studies on acidification, coral protection, marine protected areas, endangered species and innovative technologies. With special performances to be announced shortly and an after-party hosted by Richie Akiva and 10AK, the 2018 Monte-Carlo Gala promises to be a spectacular affair and a rare opportunity to participate in a collective action to address a global challenge. Details on the 2018 Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean can be found at  Information and reservation: +377 98 98 44 74 or

September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm Aperomix – at 8:30 pm Live – MANGABOO – GRIMALDI FORUM – THURSDAY LIVE SESSIONS – Mangaboo is the new musical project of Giulietta Passera (The Sweet Life Society) and Francesco Pistoi (Motel Connection). Mixing house music and jazz, techno and soul, the sound “mangaboo” bathes in a magnetic and rhythmic atmosphere. In short, we dance, we dream but mostly impossible to stay still! After a series of important concerts such as the Torino New Year 2016, the Genova Pride 2017, the Festival Alta Felicità, the single Mangaboo ‘Giant Steps’ was launched on November 24, followed by the release of the album. The video, directed by Giulia Achenza, was screened by Vanity Fair and La Stampa of Turin before shooting on MTV New Zone. The last single “Reception” is, meanwhile, in the malls shops since last June. The tour, which began in December, travels through clubs and festivals throughout Italy, waiting for this much-awaited event in the Principality. Admission free – Reservation recommended: +377 9999 2020

26 – 29 September 2018 – MONACO YACHT SHOW – PORT HERCULE – An emblematic event of the Principality of Monaco since 1991, the Monaco Yacht Show is the annual rendezvous of yachting. On the program: visit over a hundred yachts among the largest and most sumptuous in the world, discovery of technological innovations and high-end services. But also meet with major players, who make the world of international yachting. The exhibition of this incredible fleet, literally invading the Monegasque waters, offers a unique experience, around floating palaces and majestic sailboats that compete with meticulousness, finesse and elegance. The Monaco Yacht Show offers the public passionate about this grandiose maritime show a dive in this glamourous and captivating universe. Access the superyachts by using the quays of Port Hercule, then embark on one of the maritime shuttles linking with the designer gallery which houses the work of the most renowned naval architects. Continue your journey under the air-conditioned tent of the Parvis Piscine, the Upper Deck Lounge, a 650 m² space with restaurant service, champagne bar, lounge and confidential meeting rooms. Other possibilities: a moment of relaxation at the Lounge Darse Sud, media heart of the event, or a refreshing lunch at the Pop-up bar of Quai Antoine Ier. Good to know: For the duration of the Monaco Yacht Show, find the best addresses of Monaco’s prestigious establishments with the My Monte-Carlo App.

1-3 October 2018 – GRIMALDI FORUM – 31st edition of LUXE PACK MONACO – In this exhibition not to be missed, the entire Forum Grimaldi will be fully invested on its 6 levels! Decision makers of luxury brands from all sectors will find three different areas to meet their specific demands: LUXE PACK for all packaging innovations, trends and inspiration;
– LUXE PACK Digital Village -C2L for all digital solutions for luxury packaging; LUXE FORMULATION for all questions of formulation and full service for the beauty sector. In addition, LUXE PACK MONACO 2018 introduces the LUXE FRAGRANCE FORUM, a session exclusively dedicated to the world of perfume, from different angles: market figures, consumers, trends, design, fragrances … The best experts from around the world will come together to bring their knowledge on these themes on Wednesday, October 3 morning. Béatrice Mariotti, Vice President Carré Noir, Régine Charvet-Pello, President Mat & Sens-Certesens, Stéphane Truchi, President, Ifop and Sabine Durand, Editorial Director, Formes de Luxe, will present the trends that define the Generation Z, completed by a few expert testimonials and start-ups from the …. Generation Z! Thanks to “LAUNCH PAD” we will understand, at a glance, “who does what” among the exhibitors, in order to identify their know-how for an effective sourcing Finally, Sustainable Development will be as always the central theme LUXE PACK in green Awards now worldwide recognized.

11- 14 October 2018 – LA ROUTE DU GOÛT 2018 – PORT HERCULES – MONACO – The Route du Goût is the great annual event for organic gastronomy, ecology, health, youth and sports, for charity . Organized by the Bio Chef Global Spirit Association and chaired by Paolo Sari, the only Certified Organic Star Chef in the Michelin Guide, the Route du Goût had the honor of receiving the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. The big novelty of this year is the creation of the Floating Organic Village with its famous vegetable garden. A surface of 300 m2 animated by the craftsmen of Bio and several Starred Chefs. Traditional Monte Carlo Beach gala dinner, prepared by the children in pairs with some of the Principality’s Chefs. Memorable dinner composed by gastronomic and oenological works of art prepared by 10 Starred Chefs from all over Europe. Information and bookings: Organic Route du Goût Taste Dinners – Reservations at +377 98 063636 – Friday, October 12, 2018: Organic Exceptional Dinner “Le marché des saveurs” at Le Deck, Monte-Carlo Beach, from 7 pm, 120  / person – Saturday, October 13, 2018: Gala Dinner “Chefs Love The Planet” at Villa La Vigie Monte-Carlo, from 7 pm, 500€ / person. Discover the whole program on

20 October 2018 – OPERA GARNIER MONTE-CARLO – DITA VON TEESE – The International Queen of Erotic Cabaret, Dita Von Teese, will electrify the Monegasque public with her long-awaited show of glamour and seduction unanimously acclaimed by critics, “The Art of the Teese.”This show will showcase the dazzling visual effects of the exclusive acts that have made Dita Von Teese the figurehead of modern erotic cabaret, fascinating and captivating audiences all over the world.Her deliciously decadent show features four of its most breathtaking acts, including a brand new version of the legendary “Martini Glass”, replaced for the occasion by a magnificent neo-baroque champagne glass cup set with more 150,000 Swarovski crystals! With dazzling haute couture costumes by Jenny Packham, Catherine D’Lish and Mr. Pearl, and sophisticated high heels created by Christian Louboutin, the show is a daydream for fashionista. In addition to this world-famous classic, the “The Art of the Teese” tour also features some of Dita’s most popular acts, including “Lazy”, Technicolor’s musical stripping, “Swan Lake Stripteese”, tribute to art of ballet, not to mention the highlight of the show, the famous Rhinestone Cowgirl, for which it is accompanied by its famous Vontourage, male escort of shock and charm. Fans will also appreciate seeing other artists use some of their iconic accessories in their own numbers, such as his colorful riding horse, his huge shimmering red heart, or his golden griffin foot bath. With its rich cast, “The Art of the Teese” has been hailed as a celebration of both the male and female body, with a variety of physical, age and skin color players. With millions of tickets sold and unparalleled technical quality in the burlesque show, Dita Von Teese’s shows, which she conceives in every detail, are the most ambitious ever produced in the history of burlesque stripteese. More information on: – Concert seated seats numbered from 120€ – Evening Dress required  – Reservations: T. +377 98 06 41 59 – Email – Web:


24th – 28th October 2018 – 3rd MONTE-CARLO E RALLY – (19th MONTE-CARLO ZENN RALLY) – This regularity event, entered in the FIA ​​Calendar counting for the Championship of New and Electric Energies, will welcome 100% electric vehicles, 100% Hydrogen. Amateurs and celebrity pilots will start from Nevers on Wednesday, October 24th. On the program, 5 stages punctuated by 10 Regularity Zones, passing through Valence, Laragne-Montéglin to end in the Principality of Monaco. The arrival, scheduled on the Quai Albert 1er in the night of October 27 to 28, will give the end clap of this Rally of more than 1200 kms, with a prize giving Sunday, October 28. For any further information, please contact: Automobile Club of Monaco – Marielle Kraemer or Frederique – Té: + 377. / Fax: + 377. – e-mail: website: www

27 October 2018 – SPORTING CLUB MONTE-CARLO – STAR ROOM – NIGHT OF THE BLUES – BUDDY GUY – JOHNNY GALLAGHER & THE BOXTIE BAND – MANU LANVIN & THE DEVIL BLUES – At 82, Buddy Guy continues to influence any guitarist who adventure one day on the twelve steps of the blues. Pioneer of the West Chicago sound and guitar hero ever, George Buddy Guy, born July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth (Louisiana), engraved the stone tablets of the blues guitar. His touch, velocity and spectacular play influenced the greatest players of the six strings. But far from resting on the multiple laurels that have earned him five decades of loyal service to the cause of electric blues, Buddy Guy continues to record essential albums. His guitar playing is still flamboyant and his voice gives no sign of tireness. We are therefore looking forward to seeing him in October, more electric than ever, on the stage for another legendary concert. In agreement with Gérard Drouot Productions – Recognized for being one of the best guitarists in Ireland and the United Kingdom, Johnny Gallagher is above all a stage artist where he can express all his explosive talent and his inimitable voice. His concerts are a mix of original compositions and personal versions of songs by Pink Floyd, The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Peter Green and Jimmie Rodgers.

Buddy Gay- Johnny Gallagher & The Boxtie Band

Singer guitarist and exceptional show-man, Manu Lanvin is today a key figure of French blues-rock. With six albums to his credit, including three with his power trio the Devil Blues, Manu has chained since 2012 nearly 500 concerts including prestigious scenes in Europe and the United States. Acclaimed by a growing public at his concerts, and hailed by his peers, such as Quincy Jones, Manu Lanvin “the devil” undoubtedly embodies the renewal of the genre and has over the years perfected an explosive rock blues. His show is selected as one of the “Best Performances of the Year” by Rock & Folk magazine. He will present his new album, composed of some classic blues revisited, but also original songs that he recorded with his favorite musicians Jimi Montout (on drums), Nicolas Belanger (on bass), Diabolo (on the harmonica ), Mike Latrell (keyboards) and Jérémy Lacoste (slide guitar). The result is “GRAND CASINO”, a pure album of Blues’ n’Roll, where we also discover and enjoy some duets with prestigious friends such as Taj Mahal, Beverly Jo Scott, Johnny Gallagher and Popa Chubby who were present at call of the Devil. Information / Reservations: T. +377 98 06 41 59 Email: Web: and

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