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Created in 1974 by HSH. Prince Rainier III, the International Circus Festival attracts some of the top international artists under the Fontvieille Big Top. They try to outdo each other in dexterity, agility and humour and the best acts are rewarded by Gold and Silver Clowns. www.montecarlofestivals.com
The Feast of Sainte-Dévote, Patron Saint of the Principality, is celebrated on 27 January. According to the tradition, a small boat is set alight on the harbour, in front of the "Vallon des Gaumattes", in the presence of the ruling family. This very symbolic celebration is explained by the story of Sainte Dévote who was most certainly born in Corsica, in the year 283 A.D. She was hounded and tortured because of her Christian faith. When her wounded body was being burnt at the stake, confessors of the faith snatched it away and escaped by boat with the intention of going to Africa. Unfortunately, the winds were not favourable and the sailors fell asleep. A dream instructed them to continue their journey and follow a dove. They finally arrived near Monachon, in a small valley known as the Vallon Gannates (Vallon des Gaumattes) where the body of the martyr was laid to rest. Subsequently, a few miracles occurred, people spread the news and Dévote became the Patron Saint of Monaco.
Endorsed throughout Europe for new images, animations and special effects technologies, Imagin@ is a fantastic opportunity for world-wide digital image professionals to meet and exchange ideas. Producers, creators, tutors, suppliers and agents look forward to this not-to-be-missed event which gives a glimpse into tomorrow's world.
Website : www.imagina.mc
The Principality always celebrates the arrival of spring with an eclectic programme thanks to the Spring Arts Festival, a unique cultural celebration developed around a different central theme each year. »Read more
Traditionally, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra performs its summer concerts, under the stars, in the unique and magical setting of the Main Courtyard at the Princely Palace. www.opmc.mc »Read more
To enjoy some magical evenings, spend a few hours in the Princess Grace Theatre during the Monte Carlo Magic Stars. Young magicians compete for the Gold and Silver Magic Wands. After the competition, internationally famous magicians perform some of their best acts! »Read more
Literary Prize, Musical Composition Prize, International Contemporary Art Prize are awarded all year round by the Prince Pierre Foundation of Monaco in order to encourage modern creations. Established in 1966 by HSH. Prince Rainier III in memory of his father, Prince Pierre, a great protector of the Arts an... »Read more