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For centuries, the mere mention of Monaco has inspired images of luxury, glamour, excitement and leisure. Every year, thousands of visitors from around the world are drawn to Monaco's sublime Mediterranean climate, her luxurious beaches, lively casinos and world-renowned events.

Each year the Principality welcomes you to experience the unique hospitality that has made Monaco the premier destination for world-travelers. From her towering cliffs, glorious harbors and luxurious hotels to Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and the Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco offers an endless array of year-round amusements and amenities for both business and pleasure.

January: Monte-Carlo Rally

It all began in 1911, at the height of the rivalry between two famous seaside towns: Nice and Monte-Carlo. The former organized its "carnival," which attracted a rich clientele to its casinos, so Monaco decided t... »Read more

January: International Circus Festival

For decades, the circus has been known for its ability to brighten up the faces and spirits of adults and children alike. As a young child, Prince Rainier was fascinated with the circus world. So in 1974, he created the Mo... »Read more

March: Monte-Carlo Opera

Since 1892 the Monte Carlo Opera has occupied the Salle Garnier, named after the architect who also designed the Paris Opera House. It is a magnificent hall with a wonderful past. Many works debuted here for the first time... »Read more

March: Rose Ball

This is one of the major charity events in Monaco. Created in 1954, it benefits the Princess Grace Foundation. Each year, H.H.R. The Princess of Hanover selects a new theme.  »Read more

April: Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival

One of the year's most exciting cultural events, Monaco's annual Spring Arts Festival, brings talented artists from around the globe to entertain guests with art, music, theater and dance at venues throughout the Principal... »Read more

April: Monte-Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters

The Monte-Carlo Open, which takes place in the legendary setting of the Monte-Carlo Country Club, has not only become a key fixture on the professional circuit, but now ranks as one of the nine "Super" tennis tou... »Read more

May: Monte-Carlo Historic Grand Prix

Considered a "must-see" of all the world's historic races, the Monte-Carlo Historic Grand Prix is a retrospective of the golden age of car racing that takes place every other year on the famous track of Monaco us... »Read more

May: Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

Every spring, sports car fans from around the globe descend on the Principality of Monaco to witness the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, the only race in the world that is held on city streets.  »Read more