The legendary urban layout of Monaco, with its sinuous curves and steep bends, make its ideal for such a sporting event. Considered as the most mythical Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Monaco GP is an absolute reference and one of the most prestigious motor races in the world. Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been held every year, without exception, in the streets of the Principality. Created by Anthony Noghès, son of the president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the oldest Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Launched in 1974 by Prince Rainier III, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo takes place every year in January and presents a selection of the best circus acts from around the world. Alongside these acts, awards are presented during a gala evening to celebrate the best performances (Gold Clowns, Silver Clowns and Bronze Clowns).
The appointment is made every year, usually in July, at the Louis II stadium. Since September 1987, under the aegis of the Monegasque Athletics Federation, presided over by Prince Albert II himself, the Herculis meeting has been welcoming the world’s greatest athletes. Since 2010, the event has been on the Diamond League calendar, comprising fourteen meetings.
The Monaco International Motor Show has been held since 2017 and is organised under the patronage of Prince Albert II. The show’s special feature is to highlight electric and hydrogen hybrid cars, while giving special attention to luxury cars. The show is located in Monaco’s Port Hercule and attracts more than fifty car brands.
The Monte-Carlo Television Festival has been held every year in June since 1961. The members of the jury decide on the works in competition at the Grimaldi Forum. The festival is open to the public and allows its audience to meet international celebrities. Like the Césars or the Oscars, the Golden Nymphs ceremony honours the winners of the best TV programmes from all over the world.
Since 1911, the Monegasque countryside has been marked by the rhythmic humming of the cars in the famous Monte-Carlo Rally. Organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco, the event takes place in January every year—a period when the roads are often dotted with a soft white coat of snow.
Founded in 1897 and held since 1928 on the clay courts of the Monte-Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world—and certainly one of the most well-established, just behind the four Grand Slams. Attended by some of the greatest tennis players in history, the tournament is prized and frequented by many celebrities throughout competition week.