“Claude Monet in full light” Exhibition
Following the exhibition dedicated to the imagination and creations of Christian Louboutin, the Grimaldi Forum will be devoting its 2023 summer season to “Claude Monet in full light”! Thanks to a major loan of important works by the Musée Marmottan Monet and the support of international public and private collections, the cultural institution will be displaying around one hundred canvases by the iconic impressionist who, like many artists active in the second half of the 19th century, spent some time on the Côte d’Azur. Enchanted by the landscapes of the Riviera, Claude Monet even spent three months in Liguria, in Bordighera and later in Menton, producing forty paintings during that period.
Prince Rainier III centenary commemorations
In 2023, Monaco will celebrate the centenary of the birth of Prince Rainier III. To provide a fitting tribute, a commemoration committee will be organising various special events. The celebrations will begin on 31 May 2023 with a grand festival on the Rock, continuing throughout the year with events including a film and photography exhibition devoted to the “Builder Prince”, in homage to the memory of a great man described by Prince Albert II as the “Father of the Monegasques for 56 years”.
The restaurant Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac, at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo
A veritable gastronomical mecca, the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo represents the pinnacle of fine dining with its three restaurants overseen by top chef Christophe Cussac. With its understated yet chic decor and Nippon-inspired gardens, Yoshi is the only Japanese restaurant on the Côte d’Azur to boast a coveted Michelin star. In an astonishingly gorgeous setting, Odyssey serves southern-style food made with quality seasonal produce and positively bursting with freshness. The Karl Lagerfeld- designed restaurant is open to non-hotel guests during the summer. And the beautiful Belle Epoque hotel now boasts a brand new concept: the restaurant Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac. The name is a nod to the illustrious history of this establishment during the 1920s, when it was a favourite haunt of aristocrats and diplomats from all over the world. Chef Christophe Cussac’s contemporary Mediterranean-style cuisine takes inspiration from his own gastronomical heritage, as a protégé of Joël Robuchon.
Two new concepts for the summer: Maona Monte-Carlo and Club La Vigie Monte-Carlo
A new concept venue will soon be opening in the Principality, where guests will be transported back to the legendary evenings of the Riviera jet-set of the 1960s and 1970s. Its name is Maona Monte- Carlo, and it is due to open by the end of June 2023. The alfresco cabaret-style restaurant will feature live music and typical Monegasque cuisine. The name is a portmanteau of Maria and Onassis, better known as the iconic couple Aristote Onassis and the celebrated opera singer Maria Callas. An evening at Maona Monte-Carlo will be a heady blend of great food and live DJ sets, in a prestigious location overlooking the Mediterranean.
Cosy bungalows, party atmosphere, picture-perfect surroundings, and azure blue water: this is Club La Vigie Monte-Carlo. This brand new summer beach club, opening on 2 June, has everything you could possibly need for a glamorous day out by the sea, with festive afternoons and an effervescent atmosphere. Discover this private club, serving Mediterranean dishes with cocktails and great music!
Monte-Carlo Summer Festival
In Monaco, the stars are not only to be found on restaurants or in the sky. Every summer, they align in the Principality to offer entertainment and excitement with the unforgettable concerts of the Monte-Carlo Summer Festival Since 1974, some of the world’s most famous names have been seen in the prestigious Salle des Etoiles: Frank Sinatra, Céline Dion, Cirque du Soleil, Tina Turner, and more recently John Legend, Jamie Cullum, and Rihanna… In 2023, the Festival will see performances by international stars such as Sting, Mika, and Tarkan, along with ‘Michael: The Magic of Michael Jackson’, a concert featuring all of the King of Pop’s biggest hits. This summer, the Festival is taking over the iconic venues of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer including the Sporting (where the festival was first held), the Opéra Garnier, and the new Place du Casino – which will be specially arranged for the occasion as part of the Red Cross Gala.
H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco’s Car Collection
Officially opened on the Fontvieille Terraces in 1993, The Cars Collection of H.S.H. the Prince of Monaco has moved to Port Hercule last July. The one hundred iconic vehicles, from the 1903 De Dion Bouton to Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari Formula 1 car, are now on display in a 3,500 m2 space on the Grand Prix circuit in the heart of the Principality.