Entertaining events have been organised in Monaco to ensure that its visitors and locals enjoy summer to the fullest- without worrying about safety measures that is. Between the cultural heritage sites of the city, the musical concerts, and Monaco’s open-air cinema, there are still things to do and see.
Every night - Films under the open sky
Monaco's open-air cinema reopened in the mid-June and projects films on the roof terrace of the Parking des Pêcheurs, next to the Oceanographic Museum. A film flickers on the screen every evening in summer.
Supposedly Europe's largest open-air screen, the ‘theatre’ shows original versions (with subtitles) of top films from recent years, including "The Dark Knight", "Joker", "Bohemian Rhapsody" andalso newly released films. But above all, no repeats.
Monaco's open-air cinema was founded as early as 1948, on the site where the Fairmont Hotel stands today. It is run by the third generation of projectors, Thierry Fréhet and his son Arthur.
Films are shown every night during the summer until mid-September, starting at 10 pm (9 pm in September). For well-known reasons, this year there are fewer than the usual 550 seats.
Tickets cost between 8 and 15 euros.
For the full schedule:https://cinemas2monaco.com/index2.php?page=30
31 July - A floral jazz concert
This short list continues with a jazz concert at the Princess Grace Rose Garden. Initiated by the Direction de l'Aménagement Urbain, their objective this summer is to take advantage of Monaco’s beautiful public gardens for festive and cultural events. As a result, it’s in a splendid setting that the Jazz Trio of the “Orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince” will be playing lively tunes on Friday 31 July.
Starting at 7 pm, this event is open to all and free of charge. Unfortunately, there will be a limitation of available spaces to comply with social distancing regulations. Therefore, all music- and especially jazz- lovers are recommended to arrive earlier to ensure themselves a spot at this event.
21-23 August – Art3F Contemporary art fair
For the first time in Monaco, Art3f is organizing a contemporary art fair to promote the exchange between collectors, art lovers, and artists. The latter are selected by the committee to expose their works and get recognition for it in a convivial setting. Art gallery members will also be showcasing some renowned contemporary art pieces as well.
Whilst observing and discussing artworks, a restaurant and terrace will also be available for visitors yearning for small gourmet breaks.
Friday – 4 pm to 11 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday – 10 am to 7 pm
Tickets: 10€ at the door, 7€ online, and free for minors -18.
To access the website: https://www.art3f.fr/index.php/en/visitors-infos-monaco/item/959-art3f-monaco-on-the-spot
14 August – Il Volo concert
To celebrate ten years of career and ten years of friendship, the Italian singing group “Il Volo” is coming to Monaco to perform at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo. After having released their last album in 2019 “The best of 10 years” the group consisting of Ignazio Boschetto, Piero Barone, and Gianluca Ginoble can finally proceed to their next destination in their tour of the world!
Opening time of the event: 8 pm
Beginning of the concert: 8.30 pm
To learn more about the event: https://www.ilvolomusic.com/
*Note: The Steve Hackett concert planned on the 18th of September at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo has been postponed. No alternative dates have yet to be released.
- Charlotte Gillet