Mecca of events, the Principality reserves certainly nice surprises again this year. In the meantime, here are some big dates not to be missed in Monaco in 2019.
IN JANUARY

Inauguration of the Rainier-III suite at the Hotel de Paris

Photo DR

The renovation of the Hotel de Paris will have taken four years of work. A symbolic highlight of this moult, the imminent delivery of the Rainier-III suite. Space overlooks the Casino Square and offers breathtaking views down to the Italian Riviera.

The continuation in the name of the former sovereign will be even higher than its neighbour, inaugurated in 2018, and bearing the name of Princess Grace. As refined and elegant as Grace Kelly, this suite extends over two floors and 400 m2. Prince Albert II himself put the finishing touches on the decoration by choosing the location of certain paintings.

Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena back on the roads of the Monte Carlo Rally

Photo C. Dodergny

From 24th to 27th January, after their participation in the Dakar, Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will start the Monte Carlo Rally aboard a Hyundai i20 WRC Coupe! We salivate in advance to see them meet the Ogier, Tanak, Neuville … Before the reign of Sebastien Ogier, Loeb had investigated seven victories between 2003 and 2013 on the oldest road tests.

IN FEBRUARY

Inauguration of the new One Monte-Carlo

Erected district in place of the former Winter Sporting, the new “neighbourhood” One Monte-Carlo will be inaugurated at the end of February. At the end of last year, a third of the 37 luxury apartments in these glass towers with modern curves had already been rented … for a whopping €200,000/month.

At the foot of the buildings, a shopping temple and its 50 shops spread in greenways. Among them, the Berlutti shoes and the watchmaker Hublot among others. Chef Marcel Ravin will take over a new establishment at the entrance of the office tower, “Mada One”.

The 1994 Monaco Ultras celebrate their 25th birthday against Lyon

The Weighing Grandstand at the Stade Louis-II will be on fire on Sunday 24th February for the Olympique Lyonnais reception. The Ultras Monaco 1994 decided to take advantage of this poster to blow their 25 candles. Hoping that by then, there is more chance that the band to Henry offers a nice victory to his supporters rather than falls the sky, like last year on the same date, where the snow had covered the Principality.

IN MARCH

Communal elections: a 5th term for Georges Marsan?

Photo C. Dodergny

Elections are always better for many. If only for the time being, Georges Marsan is the only candidate declared to his estate in March. This would be his fifth consecutive term. Hard to get excited about this democratic meeting but maybe a candidate will come out of the wood in the home stretch. If so, we are listening especially since the prerogatives of the mayor of Monaco are not insignificant.

The 65th edition of the Ball of the Rose

Created in 1954 by Princess Grace, the rendezvous makes dream the world by its glamour and makes it possible, since 1964, to reap funds for the benefit of the Princess-Grace Foundation.

The MAGIC exhibition celebrates its 5th anniversary at the Grimaldi Forum

Become a must in the Monegasque landscape at the dawn of spring, the MAGIC exhibition, dedicated to mangas and video games, has made a name for itself internationally. After exporting to Tokyo in late 2018, the expertise of Shibuya Productions will again be in the spotlight in the Principality. In this 5th edition, Albator and surely many surprises and guests.

IN APRIL

Dionysiac homage from Maillot to Bejart

From April 25th to 28th, the Ballets de Monte-Carlo will return to the stage of the Grimaldi Forum. “A tribute to Maurice Bejart”, according to the choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot, who “wants something visceral, jubilatory, Dionysian.” A creation with many dancers.

Monaco’s Explorations on a mission in New Caledonia

In the spring, the Explorations of Monaco will stop in New Caledonia for a mission dedicated to the study of megafauna. After Colombia in 2018, censuses will be conducted to support, eventually, the creation of marine protected areas.

How far will Rafa Nadal go?

Last year, Rafael Nadal gave his name to a suite of Monte-Carlo Bay, then won his 11th title on the clay court of Monaco.

Heart of Pirate boarding the Grimaldi Forum

“In case of a storm, this garden will be closed” Do not panic, this is not a weather alert from the town hall or the government. Behind this funny title lies the last Beatrice Martin’s album, aka Coeur de Pirate, awaited on the stage of the Grimaldi Forum on April 9th.

IN MAY

The Grand Prix celebrates its 90th anniversary with Charles Leclerc driving a Ferrari!

Charles Leclerc at home in a Ferrari! Photo DR

An urban circuit created by Antony Noghes in 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix will celebrate its 90th anniversary from May 23rd to 26th. The 77th edition with a particular flavour in other respects. On the starting line, one of the cars will be one of the most awaited in the history of the Monegasque tourniquet — a Ferrari driven by the idol of the country, Charles Leclerc.

Nice-Monaco derby closes the Ligue 1 championship

On 25 May, the Riviera derby OGCNice-Monaco will mark the end of a season spent running on hot coals for Monaco. Hoping that the maintenance is then assured, or even at the price of a fantastic comeback, the ASM still has something to play. A ticket for the Europa League, maybe?

Nine months later, the Animal Garden finally reopens its doors to the public

Victim of an invasion of agave weevils this summer, the park has since closed to the public. Studies are currently being conducted on the cliff for revegetation. Once the operation is over, and the places are secured, the doors will be reopened to the public.

Kev Adams celebrates 10 years of one-man-show on the boards of Grimaldi Forum

The idol of the younger generation and performer Aladdin will be on stage on 15 May. A tour with the show “#Sois10ans”, as the number of years since he has been pacing the stage.

IN JUNE

Top Marques: the edition of the reconciliation with the Monegasques?

Photo MA

Begun on 30th May, the brand new Top Marques will conclude on 2nd June (3rd for VIP) at the Grimaldi Forum. The new owners of the show announce 70 supercars and hypercars. Luxury and dreams, but this edition will especially aim to reconcile the Monegasques with this event decried for its excesses. The stopping of drive tests in town goes in this direction; remains to be seen how the new legal arsenal to fight against the drivers will be applied.

Transition Monaco Forum volume II

The Transition Monaco Forum, which aims to create a European hub of specialised investors on the subject of the ecological and energy transition, brought together hundreds of international decision-makers and Anne Hidalgo around Prince Albert II in 2018. Arnold Schwarzenegger had to withdraw at the last moment. Will he be there in 2019?