By Ilaria Sismondini

MONACO. Since the first week of June, Monaco was ready for this summer’s holidaymakers. Many establishments that are gradually reopening their doors are ready to welcome people in the utmost safety. Festivals are organizing online activities and several open musical nights, and some postponed cultural end business events are in program until the end of September. In the best James Bond way, “you only live once” – so after spending all this time in lockdown, let’s come together and enjoy some magic in Monaco. Read on to find out the reopening dates of hotels, restaurants, casinos and other activities: we bet that every single experience will feel like new, and even more beautiful than before. As the government continue to make new announcements, we will keep you updated as to where will open next. In preparation for your trip to Monaco, please take a look at the sanitary measures.

SAVE THE DATE: Already open, the STORES on the MONTE-CARLO SHOPPING PROMENADE,  THE ODÉON SPA SISLE, Spa and health club in Monaco, 36 Avenue de l’Annonciade, Monaco, Phone: +377 97 98 39 15; the OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL and LAGOON of the MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT, the SWIMMING POOL at the THERMES MARINS MONTE-CARLO, the CINQ MONDES SPA phone +377 98 06 01 80 and LE TIGRE MONTE-CARLO SPA at the MONTE-CARLO BAY HOTEL & RESORT Phone 377 98 06 69 00. For the well-being, a stay in Monaco is about opening yourself up to things that are good, do you good, and leave you feeling refreshed. Everything has been made for an ultra-comforting experience in the utmost safety. Treatment rooms and areas are disinfected from top to bottom after each client, and all equipment is thoroughly cleaned. Make an appointment today to enjoy some hair care, a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure, all in a warm, welcoming environment. ICONIC CASINO DE MONTE-CARLO, CASINO CAFÉ DE PARIS are up and running again since the 5th June, ready to welcome players back. Visitors’ health will of course remain our number-one priority. At the entrance to the casinos, you will be asked to briefly lower your mask for a security check to be carried out. Clients will then follow a specially redesigned route through the tables, machines and gaming rooms, and the number of players permitted inside each establishment will be limited to make social distancing as easy as possible. Drinks will be served at the bar on request. Chips, plaques, craps dice, slot machines and gaming tables will be disinfected regularly. 

FAMOUS BARS AND RESTAURANTS: In the kitchen, the teams are working tirelessly to prepare for the day you will once again be able to come and enjoy lunch or dinner in Monaco’s restaurants, or have a drink in a bar. Provisions have been put in place to make social distancing possible in the dining rooms, with a limited number of places set and special floor markings added. Menus can be scanned or photographed. Bars and restaurants in Monaco are creating the best possible conditions for welcoming you back and serving you this summer.

 They reopened in June: Brasserie du Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, Mada One and the Salon Rose at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, le Bar Américain, Le Grill and Le Louis XV at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Le Deck, L’Orange Verte, and Blue Gin at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, le Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo in Place du Casino and COYA Monte-Carlo, 26 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco.

They are open in July:

Le Limun, La Rascasse and Las Brisas at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, 40, Avenue proncess Grace; Elsa, and La Vigie, Av. Princesse Grace, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin,  le Horizon Deck, Restaurant & Champagne Bar in Fairmont Hotel, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco;  Cipriani Montecarlo, 1 Av. Princesse Grace, Monaco, Phone: +377 93 25 42 50; Nobu Monte Carlo, Japanese restaurat, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco, Reservations: eat2eat.com Phone: +377 97 70 70 97, Caffè Milano, 1 Quai Albert 1er, Monaco, Phone: +377 93 50 77 21; Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monte-Carlo in Metropole Shopping Monte-Carlo, 4 Avenue de la Madone, Monaco, Phone: +377 93 15 15 10, Reservations: lafourchette.com. Last but not least, Le Vistamar  in Square Beaumarchais, Monaco, will reopen on Friday 17 July.

As for the FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO scheduled from March 13 to April 11, 2020 and postponed to Spring 2021, the organisation is inviting the music fans to relive some of the highlights of past editions, taking pleasure in listening to all this music again.

Camille Thomas, récital de violoncelle au Conseil National – 2015 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZERteyjAc&feature=youtu.be

Ensemble Micrologus à la Basilique Saint-Michel de Menton – 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPjvIIILG-I&feature=youtu.be

Bernard Foccroulle, récital d’orgue à la Cathédrale de Monaco – 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhXm5SPBFIw&feature=youtu.be

Alexander Koblikov, jonglage  – 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C-rBklK5Aw

Alda Caiello, soprano  – 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRujqfjmOJ4

Beatrice Berrut, piano – 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNOUfU7wJ_I

The Swiss piano player Beatrice Berrut

Wed, July 8 at 9:30 pm and Fri, Jul 10 at9:30 pm –  Friday July 24 at 9:30 pm  at the FORT ANTOINE THEATRE – 50TH ANNIVERSARY – Live music venue in Monaco in a small amphitheatre on the Avenue de la Quarantaine in the Monaco-Ville ward of Monaco. The fort hosts open air plays in the summer months. The theatre was originally constructed as a fortress in the early 18th-century before its destruction in 1944. Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organisers  Ph 377 98 98 83 03.

17 July – 06 September 2020 – EXHIBITION THE CARAVAGE – THE POWER OF LIGHT POSTPONED (initially scheduled 17 July to 6 September 2020- New date to be confirmed) Exhibition of several masterpieces of Caravaggio and “his disciples” – The light that comes into contact with the bodies, and unleashes their inner torment. An asceticism from the abyss of shadows and evil to the light of God and truth, the one who wanted to dare where others did not even dream.

A creative parable of the painter, but before that of man. His torments, his demons, his inwardness. Some of his masterpieces from museums and private collections will be on display, accompanied by works by so-called “followers”. Those who dedicated their lives and their artistic work to the lesson of the Lombard master, without ever, and for no reason, being able to abandon it. The exhibition will be supported by an international scientific committee of absolute importance, chaired by Mina Gregori, who, above all others dedicated her life to the studies of Caravaggio, continuing for over half a century the work and rediscovery of the incomparable Roberto Longhi.


 01 – 03 September 2020 – ONE TO ONE RETAIL E-COMMERCE MONACO, 10 years! 3 days of conferences, business & networking in a prestigious setting. One to One Monaco has become the unmissable event for all market players. Innovations are presented, trends are revealed during rich experience feedback or informal exchanges. Find them for this 9th edition which will bring together once again all the leaders of the market.

10-12 September 2020 from 10 am to 7 pm – EVER MONACO – GRIMALDI FORUM –  Up to the sixtieth, automotive manufacturers didn’t worry about the cost of fuel. They had never heard of air pollution, and they had never thought about life cycle. Ease of operation with reduced cost maintenance costs meant everything back then. Times have changed. Nowadays, clean air mandates are driving the market to embrace new propulsion systems to substitute or to assist the internal combustion engine.

Within the same commitment and accounting for the alarming increase of the emissions of greenhouse gases associated with the drain in time of fuel reserves, make it vital the investigation and the development of renewable energy systems. EVER’20 is intended to be a forum of specialists coming from both universities and industries, involved in R&D projects in the area of ecological vehicles or renewable energies or both. They will have the opportunity to share their scientific, technical, business and social experiences with other attendees coming from all over the world, through the presentation and the discussion of their recent works either at lecture or poster sessions. The event has always taken place under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco http://www.ever-monaco.com/en/info-pratique-2/chairman-letter.html

20 September 2020 – MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – BEETHOVEN 2020 – Program: BEETHOVEN Ludwig van – Léonore III, openning, op.72b – Triple concerto, op.56 – Intermission- BEETHOVEN Ludwig van – Symphony n°3, op.55 «Eroïca» Kazuki Yamada, conductor – Antje Weithaas, violin – Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, violoncello – Martin Helmchen, piano

5-10 October 2020 – MONTE CARLO FILM FESTIVAL DE LA COMÉDIE DESIGNED AND DIRECTED BY EZIO GREGGIO “since the Festival goes long…i added the short films” The 17th edition of the Monte Carlo FIlm Festival de la Comédie, conceived and directed by Ezio Greggio, was scheduled from 20 to 25 July, but was postponed to 5-10 October, always at the headquarters of the Grimaldi Forum of the Principality of Monaco, for to be able to fully ensure its performance in complete safety. To preside over the jury of the 17th edition, Nick Vallelonga is confirmed twice as an Oscar winner for the film “Green Book”, actor, screenwriter, producer and director also of “Kingdom of the Blind”, “The Man with One Eye is King”, “Choker and Stiletto”. This year, moreover, the Monte Carlo Comedy Festival considered among the most important and significant film festivals exclusively dedicated to comedy and which over the years has gained increasing success from audiences and critics worldwide, is renewed by introducing a new section entirely dedicated to short films.

It will be called Short Comedy Award and is reserved for directors, actors, producers who make short film comedies. All information and registration are accessible through “Filmfreeway”, one of the largest international festival sites. Ezio Greggio: “The 17th edition is officially postponed from 5 to 10 October, in compliance with the rules for limiting the emergency still in progress, since we are confident and hopeful that for those dates we can guarantee that the Festival will run in all its facets. In addition, this year, given that in July there are no conditions for a normal festival, in short, we are going for a long time, so I decided to add the shorts. We add a competition entirely dedicated to short films, commonly called “shorts”, with a prize for the best film that will participate in this section. There will be a selection committee which includes directors, actors, professional festival selectors, journalists. The last 5 films will be seen by the official Jury of the Festival which will decide the winner ”. The event, in collaboration with EFG Bank (Monaco), has always taken place under the High Patronage of S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Embassy of Italy. Site: http://www.montecarlofilmfestival.net



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