What to do in the Principality this summer

Publication date: 31/05/2021
The summer holidays are approaching fast, and you're planning a trip to the Principality. What is there to see and do in Monaco? Exhibitions, museums, spas, restaurants, and concerts will all be open this summer.  Follow the guide, and find something for all ages.

To opt for a stay in Monaco is to choose a truly exceptional destination that guarantees a unique and unforgettable experience for everyone. To continue welcoming visitors from all over the world in optimum conditions while remaining faithful to the spirit of its core values, Monaco has launched the "Monaco Safe" label, a real hallmark of safety for customers and visitors to establishments of various kinds, who can rest assured that every possible step has been taken to protect their health. You can discover the Principality in total safety, and with complete peace of mind.

A bubble of well-being
Holidays are for relaxing, having fun, but above all for recharging your batteries. 
In our little corner of Mediterranean paradise where time stands still, treat yourself to moments of pure delight and savour the relaxed atmosphere and unrivalled sense of well-being. With prestige hotels, top of the range spas and beauty institutes, private beaches and dreamy swimming pools, a stay in the Principality is a promise of total relaxation. 
It's been proven: window shopping makes you feel better. Especially when it's punctuated by strolls in tranquil gardens or superb sea views. Meander through the narrow streets of Monaco-Ville, the new One Monte-Carlo complex, or along the quays of Port Hercule. Whatever you choose to do, it's important to take the time out to enjoy the little moments.  

Awaken your tastebuds
Sample the finest cuisine at the Principality's best restaurants or taste some Monegasque specialities. 

There's no harm in treating yourself well… a host of top chefs await you in Monaco, ready to serve up dishes of the highest refinement. Fancy dinner at Le Grill, the Michelin-starred restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris? Or perhaps you'd care to try Yannick Alléno's new restaurant at the Hôtel Hermitage? For those with more exotic tastes, the Yoshi and its Japanese-influenced cuisine is the perfect place. As Joël Robuchon said: "You come out of curiosity, you're charmed by the quality, and you return for the pleasure!". Finally, if Latin American style is your thing, you'll want to visit Coya and sample its fresh takes on classic Peruvian dishes, in a colourful and vibrant setting, with stunning views of the Mediterranean.

To get a taste of local gastronomical delights, head to the traditional Market in the Condamine district and pick up some barbagiuàn, pissaladière or socca. The hardest part is choosing! Did you know that Monaco now brews its own beer? Settle down on the terrace overlooking the sea at La Brasserie de Monaco in a chic, casual atmosphere, and enjoy the quality home-cooked food with its emphasis on regional specialities. You might even want to take in a football match whilst sipping your beer, or simply soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. 

Something to do for everyone
Whatever your age, you won't be bored in Monaco this summer. There are numerous exhibitions to visit, such as the "Immersion" at the Oceanographic Museum, "Alberto Giacometti, a Retrospective" at the Grimaldi Forum, and "Marginalia" and "Shimabuku" at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco.  There's something to suit every taste! Experience the thrills of the many sporting events (from the showjumping to the Swimming Meeting or the Herculis athletics meeting), or take in a live concert with the incredible programme of the  Summer Sporting Festival. It's all happening in Monaco!

Are you a fan of TV series or streaming platforms? Dreaming of meeting your favourite screen star? They will be in the Principality for the Monte-Carlo Television Festival and the first ever Streaming Film Festival. Get out the glitter and don't miss the chance to step onto the red carpet! And what about an evening at the Prince's Palace? Every summer, Prince Albert II opens the doors of his official residence for concerts by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Cour d’Honneur. A magical experience guaranteed!


Small in size, but with a big heart, whether you're looking to recharge your batteries, take a romantic getaway, or a city break, Monaco is made for you. Come and see for yourself!