Thursday June 30

Guided visit to Eileen Gray’s E1027 villa

An insightful guided tour of the E1027 villa, designed and built in 1929 by legendary Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray (1878-1976) in Roquebrune Cap Martin for her friend Jean Badovici, with whom she was romantically involved and who was also an architect.

Following seven years under restoration, the villa reopened in 2021 and is a beautiful illustration of this pioneer’s work at the forefront of the modern movement of architecture, with its shape, reminiscent of an ocean liner with a stunning Mediterranean Sea backdrop.

The villa interior contains remarkable furnishings and decoration by Gray.

The guided visit will explore the history of the design, construction and misadventures of the villa and its creator.

A 5 pm visit is followed by an aperitif in the garden. Price (30 EUR) doesn’t include transport to Roquebrune -Cap-Martin.

Reserve by e mail: or tel. +37793501225

Discover more at the Princess Grace irish Library website.

Saturday July 2 & Sunday July 3

6th Forum des Artistes de Monaco 2022

An exhibition of visual artists, Monegasques or residents for more than 5 years in the Principality.

This annual event is part of the Prince’s Government’s desire to promote the integration of artists from the Principality into cultural policy and aims to highlight the vitality of local artistic creation in the field of visual arts.

The exhibition is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Espace Léo Ferré.

Discover more at the Government website or Forum des artistes website.

Sunday 3

Moby Dick organ improvisations at Monaco Cathedral

Based on the novel by Herman Melville read by Thibault de Montalembert accompanied on organ by Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard.

Thibault de Montalembert: “When Batiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard contacted me to do something together for the Monaco Organ Festival, I almost immediately thought of Moby Dick. This master book, undoubtedly one of the greatest in world literature of the 19th century, is never very far in my memories. Handy in my library. The ocean, immense, unpredictable! Captain Ahab’s Desperate Hunt! Moby Dick, the mythical white whale! Object of all fears and desires! Which always escapes the incessant desire of the seeker of the absolute! What jubilation to intertwine the words of Melville and the breath of the great organs in a dialogue that is alternately fluent, aerial, suspended or, on the contrary, angry, rumbling, thunderous! It is therefore with fear and trembling, as it should be when attacking the Leviathan, but also with jubilation that we propose for an hour to take our audience on a journey into the heart of darkness, to paraphrase another great writer in love with the ocean. »

Free entry. This concert is part of the 17th International Organ Festival and will begin at 17:00 on July 3 in Monaco Cathedral.

Discover more at the Organ Festival website.


Newton, Riviera

The title of the exhibition clearly circumscribes a geography, that of the Côte-d’Azur to Bordighera, in Italy, which Helmut Newton photographed from the 1960s until his death in the early 2000s. “A Riviera” is thus a pretext to explore the work of a major photographer of the 20th century in a different way, through now famous images, like others rarely presented to the public.

At Villa Sauber until 13.11.2022.

Discover more at the Nuveau Musée national de Monaco website.

Read more in our article here.

Looking forward


July 6, 2022 20:30

Francis Cabrel has resumed the road of concerts with a tour called Trobador Tour. On the stage of the Salle des Princes at The Grimaldi Forum Frances Cabrel will deliver his new compositions with his new album A l’aube revenant, a collection of thirteen songs and will definitely not fail to perform the most striking hits of his long career.

Discover more at The Grimaldi Forum website.

Reserve your tickets at the Monte Carlo Ticket website.


July 9, 2022 10:00 – August 28, 2022

The next major summer event from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will be dedicated to the work and imagination of Christian Louboutin, a footwear designer and key figure in the fashion industry who has drawn much of his inspiration from the Principality.

The set design being prepared for Monaco will encompass 2,000 m² and unveil previously unseen works tied to the designer’s Monegasque inspirations as well as new collaborations, including a unique project being developed with British artist Allen Jones.

Far from a classic retrospective, the exhibition path was designed as a joyful odyssey through three decades of abundant creativity infused with curiosity for all cultures and arts.

While the shoes will take pride of place, with a selection of unique pieces, the designer especially wanted to pay tribute to those who inspire him and make him dream.

Discover more at The Grimaldi Forum website.

Family Day Celebration

A special event hosted by Stars’n’Bars on July 16 in memory of Kate Powers to introduce the Kate Powers Foundation which has been created to carry on Kate’s purpose: to ensure the well-being of the community and the environment.

Activities and fun start at 16:00.

Volunteers from the Kate Powers Foundatio will be raisisng funds by organising gamae for children and adults, including bouncy castles, face painting, silent disco, dunk tank, 3 legged race, wellness corner, music, meditation, sound bath and a special tombola.

30 EUR entrance fee for all activities.