by Ilaria Sismondini

The Easter season means rebirth worldwide, so it is just up to you to come and enjoy music, culture, sport and delicious food in Monaco Monte-Carlo! 

April 4th – 6th 2019 – 17TH EDITION – GRIMALDI FORUM – ANTI AGING & MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS – AMWC – Under the scientific supervision of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), the conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program and will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas, educate, share expertise, initiate intense discussions and extend networking opportunities. Many distinguished physicians, medical experts and scientists have joined the faculty and will take part in this congress. Every year, this highly awaited event attracts over 10 000 participants coming from more than 120 countries. Over 300 leading international companies, showcasing on the 5-floor exhibition area, will be there to let you discover their latest products, technologies and services.

April 9th at 9pm 2019– GRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE PRINCE PIERRE – COEUR DE PIRATE CONCERT – Fourth opus : «En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé» It has been 10 years since Béatrice Martin made his appearance in our lives under it alias Coeur de Pirate. Ten years during which she sold more than a million albums and gave concerts in more than 10 countries. In the term of the episode Rose, a creative urgency was smelt and in just three months, its fourth opus formed: « En cas de tempête, ce jardin sera fermé »( Mercury). Obviously, her influence on the French-speaking pop remains!

Béatrice Martin alias Coeur de Pirate

April 13th to 21st 2019 – MONTE-CARLO COUNTRY CLUB – 113th MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS 2019 – Don’t miss the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, brought to you in part by Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. The Monte Carlo Rolex Masters is a worldwide sporting event broadcast on television in more than 60 countries. It is the No. 1 major European tournament in the prestigious ATP World Tour Masters 1000 category.  The 113th annual Monte Carlo Rolex Masters will take place from 13 to 21 April 2019 at the one-of-a-kind Monte-Carlo Country Club. Come see the top 10 international players in a sumptuous setting. Stairs have been built on the sloping terrain, offering a sweeping breathtaking view of the Mediterranean.

Last year, in 2018, Rafael Nadal was once again the champion. Who will be the winner this year?  CONTACT+377 97 98 70 00 – Information: Doors open: from 9:30 – Tickets: from €14 -Ventes : entrées 2, 3 et 4 (dès 9h00) – Tickets on sale: Gates 2, 3 and 4 (from 9:00)

 Until April 14th – PRINTEMPS DES ARTS MONTE-CARLO FESTIVALUnder the Presidency of HRH the Princess of Hannover – Every year in Spring the Printemps des Arts Monte-Carlo Festival becomes the basis of extraordinary artistic exhibitions, source of the Festival’s success and of culture. becomes the basis of extraordinary artistic exhibitions, source of the Festival’s success and of culture. Every year, the public discovers talented artists in extraordinary environments: the Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Salle Garnier-Opéra de Monte-Carlo, but also the Oceanographic Museum, the Rainier III Academy of Music, the Grimaldi Forum, the Church of Saint Charles, or the Princess Grace Theater each year welcome the greatest artists and frame exceptional performances, always preceded by interesting encounters. INFO MEETINGS *: we advise you to reserve your seats Tel + 377 97 98 32 90 because often the number of seats is limited, especially when the meetings are free. Access is open upon presentation of the concert ticket. The meetings begin on time, the latecomers will not be admitted and the full ticket is € 10, while the cost of the place to attend the concerts goes from € 26 to € 35. Internet surfers can book online on the festival website and find CD descriptions of works, musicians and authors … It’s wonderful! PRINTEMPS DES ARTS: AN ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL ADVENTURE: Montecarlotimes is pleased to be one of the most faithful sponsors of the event.

April 20th – 22th 2019 – EASTER WEEK-END – Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo: Louis XV – Alain Ducasse at the Hôtel de Paris – Le Grill – Ômer – Salle Empire; Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Salle Belle Epoque; Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, La Brasserie, Casino Café de Paris: La Salle de Jeux – Casino de Monte-Carlo, Salon Rose, Train Bleu -Thermes-Marins Monte-Carlo; L’Hirondelle Monte at Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort , Blue Bay – Monte-Carlo Beach, Elsa, Le Deck – The Easter season means rebirth in the garden and a return to savoury delights on the dinner plate, to be shared with your friends or family – Our options to thrill your taste buds – Gourmet, market-fresh, vegetarian, or health-conscious menus, activities, creative workshops, Easter egg hunt, etc. Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has many surprises in store to help you enjoy this lovely Spring weekend!Add in our magical and talented chefs, and you have a whole series of gourmet events and festive activities that can’t be missed.

The sumptous Salle Belle Epoque – Hotel Hermitage Montecarlo

Creative workshops and Sunday Easter egg hunt – Before or after lunch, children will be able to make decorated Easter baskets for collecting eggs, which they can use during the “Alice in Wonderland” themed Easter egg hunt in the Belle Epoque Room of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, the “Circus” themed Easter egg hunt at Blue Gin in the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort or Le Deck at Monte-Carlo Beach for an Easter brunch with staff that will help younger children find the most carefully hidden egg!  Informations: Menu starting at: €60 – Reservations: ticketoffice@sbm.mc – 

April 20th – May 2nd 2019 – 10:30 am 7:30 pm – 47th ANTIBES ART FAIR -ESPLANADE DU PRE DES PECHEURS – PORT OF ANTIBES – As every year, more than 20,000 faithful visitors will meet in Antibes to discover some of the most beautiful pieces currently on the international art market: antiques, modern art, contemporary art, antique jewelry, designer furniture and vintage. The 2019 edition will be the subject of several novelties: the duration of the Salon is shortened, from April 20 (Easter weekend) to May 2 included; the exhibition area will consist of a single large marquee with direct access to the outdoor area; the open-air space will return to its original location, west side, facing the 8th of May Square; the number of exhibitors, most of whom are international references in their fields of activity, will be reduced to 90 due to the removal of the annex marquee and the desire to meet the expectations of visitors as regards the quality of the works and objects presented. The goal is to continue to offer a variety of choices at all prices while further promoting quality and the best purchase guarantees.

(A preview on Friday, April 19 from 15h to 22h is orgaisée by invitation.) Already, the 47th edition of the Salon d’Antibes looks beautiful. This year, several great French and foreign antique dealers and gallery owners will join the Salon d’Antibes and confirm its place as France’s leading salon after Paris. For further informations don’t hesitate to call Sandrine or Marine at sandrine@salon-antiquaires-antibes.comEntry Price 10€ (5€ for students and minors under 18) Free entry for disable persons and the accompaying person – Free entry for the open air space- Access: 15 minutes by car from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport or the A8 highway (Exit n°44: Antibes)
10 minutes by walk from the Antibes railway station – Parking:
New underground parking « Pré des Pêcheurs » with 600 places under the fair – Free parking at the entrance of Antibes, in front of the « Fort Carré » Valet parking, access by the old town – http://www.salon-antiquaires-antibes.com/index.php/antibes-art-fair-en

April 24th 2019 – at 8:30pm – PRINCESS GRACE THEATER – LE JEU DE L’AMOUR ET DU HASARD – “LE JEU DE L’AMOUR ET DU HASARD” OF MARIVAUX – Mr. Orgon decides to marry his daughter Silvia to young Dorante. The two betrothed do not yet know each other and, anxious to discover their true personalities before committing themselves, they come up with the same idea without knowing it: presenting themselves under the cover of a mask to scrutinize the other’s heart. Silvia pretends to be her maid Lisette, while Dorante dons the costume of Arlequin, his valet.


Winner of the 2018 Molière de la Comédienne, in a private theater show by Laure Calamy. Directed by: Catherine Hiegel – With: Laure Calamy, Vincent Dedienne, Clotilde Hesme, Emmanuel Noblet, Alain Pralon and Cyrille Thouvenin

April, 25, 26, 27, 2019 at 8pm – April 28, 2019 at 4pmGRIMALDI FORUM – SALLE DES PRINCESLES BALLETS DE MONTE-CARLO  CREATIONS – From 25th to 28th April 2018, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo will be treating audiences to two particularly thrilling and show-stopping performances in the company’s second calendar highlight of the season. The first production, by Jean-Christophe Maillot, serves as a reminder of the incredible F(Ê)AITES DE LA DANSE !event that participants enjoyed alongside the company’s dancers on 1 July 2018. Accompanied by Antonio Castrignanò and his Les Pouilles orchestra, the crowds brought the Place du Casino to life with their interpretation of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s  Coré Meu. For Spring 2019, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo’s choreographer and director is aiming for a repeat of last year’s experience with a frenzied Maurice Béjart-inspired piece. This epic ballet gives ensemble moves pride of place, and will be given all the space it needs to weave its magic in the opulent Salle des Princes at the Grimaldi Forum. The Ballets de Monte-Carlo will also be performing a piece by Madrid-based choreographer Goyo Montero. Although director and head choreographer at the Nuremberg Ballet, Goyo Montero is first and foremost a talented dancer who trained at the Madrid Royal Conservatory and the legendary Cuban National Ballet School. He also regularly works for the Prix de Lausanne, with the competition considering him to be an exceptional coach. His ability to build team spirit among his dancers and his flair for imbuing them with a rare form of vibrancy through his intimate and poetic style prompted Jean-Christophe Maillot to invite him to Monaco. CORE MEU – choreography by Jean-Christophe MAILLOT (creation) ATMAN – choreography Goyo MONTERO (creation) www.balletsdemontecarlo.com

April 26th – 28th  2019  –Friday, 26 April: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 27 April: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GRIMALDI FORUM -4th edition – ART MONTE-CARLO –  The modern and contemporary art show will return to the Grimaldi Forum for its with an always incredible selection from major galleries. Along with a cutting-edge selection fro modern and contemporary art galleries, this show has an entire section devoted to PAD and is organised as a lively professional forum.It’s the most prestigious occasion of the year for art lovers and collectors throughout the region. Organised by Palexpo, under the direction of Thomas Hug, recent organisers of Artgenève, this show opens the European season for large contemporary art fairs. ART MONTE-CARLO invites visitors to enjoy an open-air sculpture garden. Inside the Grimaldi Forum, in a chic and cosy atmosphere, there are around forty galleries, including some of the art world’s biggest names as Gagosian, Marlborough, Tornabuoni Art, Victoria Miro, Almine Rech, Kamel Menour, Perrotin, etc.. This 4th edition of the show includes White Cube gallery among the other exhibitors, a gallery with a worldwide reputation that has driven the rise of artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. For those who have never explored the Arts and Design Pavilion, this is your chance! This is the first PAD event in Monaco, after fairs in Paris and London, and it focuses on decorative and primitive art. Along with this international gallery section devoted to modern, contemporary, and design work, ART MONTE-CARLO has been developing its museum and art market professional forum:Criss-cross/Art Institutions in Dialogue. This is a chance for the public to attend art talks, to think about the art world today and in the future, and to take in a visual feast. Informations:  Adult price: €20 – Reduced price (seniors, students, children between 6-16): 10€ Under 6 years old: Free entry

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