Exhibition - "Polar Mission"
From Saturday 4 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 December 2024, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin!
From Saturday 4 June 2022 to Tuesday 31 December 2024
Avenue Saint-Martin
Exhibition - "The Pathé-Baby and 9.5 mm films - A history of amateur cinema in Monaco​"
From Tuesday 14 February to Friday 29 December 2023, from 10 am to 5.30 pm (5 pm on Fridays), Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco
Cabinet of Curiosities - "The Pathé-Baby and 9.5 mm films - A history of amateur cinema in Monaco" - An exhibition created and produced by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco in partnership with the Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation, with the help of the Heritage Department at the National Centre for Cinema, and the association Inédits, amateur films/memory of Europe.
From Tuesday 14 February to Friday 29 December 2023, from 10 am to 5:30 pm
L'Engelin, 83-85, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Exhibition - "Albert I - Prehistorian Prince"
From Monday 20 March to Sunday 31 December 2023, from 9 am to 6 pm, Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique
Discover a different side of Prince Albert I! Meet the prehistorian prince, the scientist and explorer, and trace the history of his archaeological expeditions. From the Grimaldi caves to Spain, from the founding of the Monaco Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology to the Paris Institute of Human Paleontology, visitors will follow the incredible journey and archaeological ideas of a fascinating, and fascinated Prince.
From Monday 20 March to Sunday 31 December 2023, from 9 am to 6 pm
56 bis, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Exhibition - "Rainier III, The Builder Prince"
From Thursday 20 July to Sunday 31 December 2023, Tuesday to Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm, Salle d'Exposition, Quai Antoine Ier
Exhibition: "Rainier III, The Builder Prince - An ambition for Monaco." Part of the Prince Rainier III centenary celebrations. The visionary Prince Rainier III ushered the Principality into a post-war era of economic prosperity, urban development, and territorial expansion. This exhibition shows how Prince Rainier III combined respect for the country's heritage with a spirit of innovation, even adopting a revolutionary approach driven by one ambition: to guarantee the prosperity and well-being of the Monegasque people.
From Thursday 20 July to Sunday 31 December 2023
Salle d'Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier
4, quai Antoine Ier
Christmas Pop-Up - "Christmas Chalets"
From Thursday 16 November 2023 to Saturday 6 January 2024, Avenue de Monte-Carlo
Welcome to the magical world of Christmas chalets, where every moment is a celebration of the senses. Treat yourself to delicious delicacies, wonderful gifts and festive flavours, with the inviting aroma of freshly prepared crepes and warming cups of hot chocolate! Not to mention the palette of intriguing perfumes, bouquets of enchanting flowers, and much more besides...
From Thursday 16 November 2023 to Saturday 6 January 2024
Avenue de Monte-Carlo
Avenue de Monte-Carlo
Exhibition - "Pier Paolo Calzolari - Casa ideale"
From Friday 17 November 2023 to Sunday 7 April 2024, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma
Pier Paolo Calzolari is known for the formal originality of a multidisciplinary art (painting, sculpture, but also performances understood in the sense of "acts of passion"), often using organic materials such as tobacco leaves, fire, or frost to create "installation pieces" that push the boundaries of contemporary art. This retrospective exhibition, entitled "Casa ideale", is a rare opportunity to discover the world of an artist who has left his mark on the history of art through a mostly unconventional approach to the various artistic forms.
From Friday 17 November 2023 to Sunday 7 April 2024
56, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Exhibition - "La matière apprivoisée"
From Monday 20 November to Tuesday 5 December 2023, from 10 AM to 8 PM, Espace 22
ESPACE 22 is hosting the exhibition "La matière apprivoisée", celebrating the brilliant career of artist Jean Marc Mariani, where the material becomes a canvas or a living sculpture for his imagination. Let yourself be transported into a world of pure abstraction, where shapes and colors combine harmoniously to evoke emotions and sensations. Two evenings will be dedicated to the book signing of "La Matière apprivoisée" by Jean-Marc Mariani: Thursday 23rd November, and Thursday 30th November.
From Monday 20 November to Tuesday 5 December 2023, from 10 am to 8 pm
Espace 22
24 Bd d'Italie
Exhibition - "Le Prince au cœur du cirque"
From Wednesday 22 November 2023 to Sunday 28 January 2024, 11 am to 7 pm, Terrasses de Fontvieille
See a vast treasure trove of circus exhibits, including still photographs, moving picture footage, artists' costumes, previously unseen documents, posters, and more, as part of celebrations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III.
From Wednesday 22 November 2023 to Sunday 28 January 2024, from 11 am to 7 pm
Terrasses de Fontvieille
Winter Pop-Up - "Blue Ice"
From Tuesday 28 November 2023 to Thursday 29 February 2024, 6.30 pm to 1.30 am, Blue Gin
The ice caps are coming to the Blue Gin! This winter will see the iconic venue get a spectacular new look with an igloo, a forest of white-capped pines, stalactites, polar bears, and penguins. Experience a veritable polar adventure, from igloo to iceberg via stalactites and pine forest... Bathed in ice blue lights, house DJ Nicolas Saad will warm up the dancefloor on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. And it's not just the decor that's set for a polar makeover - check out the new cocktail menu for some delicious wintry surprises!
From Tuesday 28 November 2023 to Thursday 29 February 2024, from 6:30 pm to 1:30 am
Blue Gin
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort 40, avenue Princesse Grace
Christmas Pop-Up - "Square Beaumarchais"
From 1 December 2023 to 5 January 2024, 12 pm to 7 pm, Opposite the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
Opposite the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, you'll find Square Beaumarchais and its winter terrace sparklingly decorated for the festive season. Step into a warm and inviting snowy scene complete with igloos, and sip a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.
From Friday 1 December 2023 to Friday 5 January 2024, from 12 pm to 7 pm
Square Beaumarchais
Baroque Music - "Stella Orientalis - La Nativité à la Renaissance - Ensemble Céladon"
Tuesday 5 December 2023, at 7 pm, Chapelle de la Miséricorde
The glorious story of Christ's birth was a fertile source of inspiration for Renaissanc musicians. Stella Orientalis depicts a very European interpretation of the Nativity and Epiphany, with a multilingual tour of 16th century Christmas carols. On this journey across Europe, we meet numerous composers (Praetorius, Ortiz, Del Encina) with rather different approaches to the same subject: Christmas Eve and all its mystery and wonder, the adoration of the magi and the shepherds. Paulin Bündgen, countertenor and conductor • Clara Coutouly, soprano • Nolwenn le Guern, viol • Florent Marie, lute
Tuesday 5 December 2023, at 7 pm
Place de la Visitation
Exhibition - "The Pieter and Olga Dreesmann Collection of Works by Pablo Picasso"
From Wednesday 6 to Friday 22 December 2023, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm, Moretti Fine Art
This touring selling exhibition, presented by Ward Moretti at Moretti Fine Art, displays an exceptional collection of works on paper, unique ceramics and sculptures, carefully assembled over more than 25 years by Pieter and Olga Dreesmann.
From Wednesday 6 to Friday 22 December 2023, from 10 am to 6 pm
Moretti Fine Art
27 Av. de la Costa
Show - "Bisoubye x - Paul Taylor"
Wednesday 6 December 2023, at 8 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace
Je m’appelle Paul, je suis anglais et j’habite en France. J’ai fait deux spectacles bilingues intitulés “#FRANGLAIS” et “So British ou presque”. They both went really well, so I’m doing a third show ! Jamais deux sans trois, right ? À part les enfants. Dans ce cas là, un seul suffit ! One and done. It’s called "Bisoubye x" and as the name suggests, the show is about having to say goodbye to a certain number of things in my life to be able to move on to the next chapter. Il y aura des blagues en français and there’ll be jokes in English. It’s a live show so there are no subtitles, donc ramène ta pinte et ton dictionnaire !
Wednesday 6 December 2023, at 8 pm
Théâtre Princesse Grace
12, avenue d'Ostende
Events - "Christmas Village - Rainier III, a Passionate Prince"
From Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024, Quai Albert Ier
The theme of this year's Christmas Village, organised by Monaco City Hall, will be "Rainier III, a Passionate Prince". There will be specially created decorations for all ages to enjoy, showcasing Prince Rainier III's greatest passions, namely the sea, the arts, wildlife, and sport. Visitors can look forward to magical parades, mascots, live concerts and stage shows in the evenings. An exciting new addition this year: illuminated fountain displays on the swimming pool of the Stade Nautique Rainier III. New Year's Eve's entertainment will include an evening of music and dancing, with a DJ and grand fountain and light show.
From Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
Quai Albert Ier
Quai Albert 1er
Event - "Christmas Snowballs & Festive Carousel"
From Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024, Place du Casino
Experience the magic of A Christmas Carol at the iconic Casino Square, with giant snowballs illustrating scenes from Charles Dickens' famous fairytale. Soak up the spirit of Christmas, generosity, and goodwill to all men! You'll also find the legendary Christmas Carousel and Chalet in the Jardin des Boulingrins gardens opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The perfect place for an enchanting time with all the family! The Chalet will be serving traditional crêpes, churros, and comforting hot drinks.
From Thursday 7 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
Place du Casino
Place du Casino
Theatre - "Le malade imaginaire en LA majeur"
Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December at 8 pm, and Sunday 10 December at 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses
The musical adaptation of Molière's masterpiece. Argan, a severe hypochondriac, plans to marry his daughter to a doctor, to ensure he always has a physician on hand to tend to his endless illnesses. But the young Angélique is in love with Cléante, and has no intention of going along with her father's wishes... This is a show packed with catchy tunes sung masterfully with piano accompaniment, arguments, a certain amount of coughing, a healthy dose of laughter, and as in all of Molière's comedies, a whole lot of love! The light-hearted, surprising adaptation sees four artists share a dozen roles, and though the titular invalid may be imaginary, the stakes could not be more real.
From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 December 2023
Théâtre des Muses
45, boulevard du Jardin Exotique
Exhibition - "Christmas Nativity Trail"
From Friday 8 December 2023 to Monday 8 January 2024, Monaco-Ville
On the wishes of HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Principality's Nativity Trail was founded in 2014 in Monaco's Old Town, to bring festive Christmas cheer and convey the culture and values embodied by nativity scenes from every continent. Each year, nativity scenes are displayed all along the trail, set up in specially installed chalets and in the various State buildings in the Old Town district.
Charity - "Christmas Ball"
Friday 8 December 2023, at 8.30 pm, The Salle Empire
Christmas Ball. Charity auction in aid of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, organised by Five Stars Events
Friday 8 December 2023, at 8:30 pm
The Salle Empire
Hôtel de Paris Place du Casino
Relaxation - "Christmas Garden at the Patio"
From Saturday 9 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
Experience the spirit of Christmas at the Patio of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. This year, the iconic prestige hotel invites you to soak up the magic of the festive season with traditional English-style celebrations and decorations in its winter garden, Le Patio, for a Christmas full of luxury and sparkle.
From Saturday 9 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2024
Place du Casino
Concert - "Haendel's Messiah"
Saturday 10 December 2022, at 7 pm, St Paul's Anglican Church
The concert will be conducted by Errol Girdlestone, with soloists Elenor Bowers-Jolley (soprano), Fleur Barron (mezzo-soprano), Gavan Ring (tenor) et Simon Bailey (bass), and the Ristretto Chamber Choir and Orchestra. First performed in 1742, the Messiah (HWV 56) is an oratorio for choir, soloists and orchestra that remains one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time. The work contains many well-known arias, breath-taking choruses, and conveys an emotional intensity that still thrills us to this day, more than 250 years after the composer's death. This annual concert, renowned in the region, is one of the essential dates on the calendar in the Principality in the weeks leading up to Christmas.
Saturday 9 December 2023, at 7 pm
St Paul's Anglican Church
22, avenue de Grande Bretagne
Sport - "U Giru de Natale"
Sunday 10 December 2023, Port Hercule de Monaco
U Giru de Natale is the ultimate running race in Monaco that is open to all participants, with courses for all ages. Every year, more than 2,000 people gather to run along the Grand Prix circuit and through the magnificent Monegasque streets. This unique event is always a festive occasion! Organised by the Sporting Association of Monaco Police Department.
Sunday 10 December 2023
Port Hercule de Monaco
Theatre - "Demain la revanche - Sébastien Thiery"
Sunday 10 December 2023, at 5 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco
Matthieu turns up at his parents' house at 5 am, soaked through, carrying a rucksack full of stones. The mother and father try to understand what has happened to their son. They question him, but he claims not to remember anything. The parents try to awaken his memories and the conversation quickly degenerates into a family score-settling exercise. What is Matthieu? Amnesiac? Manipulative? Or a child looking to take revenge on his family?
OPMC - "Symphonic Concert"
Sunday 10 December 2023, at 6 pm, Auditorium Rainier III
2023/2024 season of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover - "Symphonic Concert". Conducted by Kazuki Yamada, with Piotr Anderszewski, piano. Music by BEETHOVEN and SCHUBERT.
Sunday 10 December 2023, at 6 pm
Auditorium Rainier III
Boulevard Louis II
Lecture - "Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the final months"
Monday 11 December 2023, at 6.30 pm, Théâtre des Variétés
Lecture by Emmanuel Coquery, Senior Curator and Doctor of Art History. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, with the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, are holding an exhibition entitled "Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, the final months", presented at the Van Gogh Museum to mark its 50th anniversary, and at the Musée d'Orsay from 26 September 2023 to 28 January 2024. It will be the first major exhibition devoted to the works produced by Van Gogh in the final months of his life, in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris.
Monday 11 December 2023, at 6:30 pm
Theatre Variétés
1, boulevard Albert Ier