Tuesday 18

Polar Encounters, By MICHEL AUBERY

About forty paintings by the Monegasque artist Michel Aubéry are exhibited at the Oceanographic Museum from October 18 to November 20, 2022. Through an expressionist and fantastic art mainly worked in stencil, Posca markers and acrylic paint, the artist passes a message of protection in favour of these emblematic animals: white foxes to stoats to humpback whales.

From Tuesday 18 October to Sunday 20 November 2022, Musée Océanographique de Monaco

A History of Violence

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 2005 action thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same title by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The film in English with French subtitles stars Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt and Ed Harris.

The screening will begin at 20:00 on Tuesday, October 18 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more at the Tout l’art du cinéma website.

Wednesday 19

Le Roman d’Ernest et Célestine

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, 22/23 season under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover presents Le Roman d’Ernest et Célestine” with Philippe Béran (conductor), Daniel Pennac (author and narrator). Music by Beffa. This is a concert for a young audience on Wednesday 19 October 2022, at 15:00, in Auditorium Rainier III.

L’Italiano: Una lingua giovane dal passato, an Italian lecture

Italian is a rich and complex language, in which centuries or even millennia-old words and phrases co-exist alongside very modern neologisms and expressions. It is widely assumed that the younger generation has radically altered Italian with some bizarre habits. Valeria Della Valle and Giuseppe Patota, with readings by Pietro Conversano, will explain how the language’s noble past survives in the present, in this lecture organised by the association Dante Alighieri Monaco. On Wednesday , October 19, at 19:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Thursday 20

The Super 8 Years

Preview screening of the film by Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Briot.

“Reviewing our Super 8 films taken between 1972 and 1981, it became apparent to me that these constituted not only a family archive but also a testimony to the tastes, hobbies, lifestyle and aspirations of a social class, during the decade following 1968. These mute images, I wanted to integrate them into a story at the crossroads of history, the social and also the intimate, using my personal diary of these years,” – Annie Ernaux, A Nobel Prize for Literature Laureate 2022.

At the Petite Salle of the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco on Thursday, October 20 at 19:00. Cinema rate in the Petite Salle €5 – reservation recommended by phone at (+377) 97 98 43 26 / or by email at info@institut-audiovisuel.mc

Friday 21

Special “four hands” dinner at the at the Grill of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

The fourth evening of the 2022 edition of the “Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo” will take place at the Grill of the Hôtel de Paris, Monte-Carlo on Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22 for lunch with two four-handed dinners created by Dominique Lory and Davide Oldani, inventor of pop cuisine.

Discover more at the SBM website.

Monaco Funfair

All your favourite rides are back, along with traditional fairground treats such as crêpes, waffles, and toffee apples. Organised by Monaco City Hall. The checks introduced several years ago have been renewed: sensors will count visitors and access will be temporarily closed once the limit has been reached.

From Friday October 21 to Saturday November 19 at the Port Hercule de Monaco.

Monaco Red Cross Braderie

The “Grande Braderie” jumble sale organised by the Monaco Red Cross is a two-day event where everyone can find a bargain with luxury clothing, fine leather goods, fashion accessories, baby equipment, toys, furniture, ornaments, jewellery, and a plethora of other interesting items. Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II – President of the Monaco Red Cross, on Friday October 21 from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 22 October 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm, Espace Fontvieille.

Saturday 22

Science Festival

The Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology invite you to the First Science Festival in Monaco or Festa d’a Sciença. The programme includes activities, demonstrations, workshop, presentation of research activities, discussions with scientists, an introduction to the Spéléo Club de Monaco. The first Festa d’a Sciença was made possible by the support of the Prince’s Government and Monaco City Hall, and is part of the Prince Albert I Commemorations.

Saturday, October22, from 9 am to 6 pm at Place d’Armes.

Special Holiday program at the Oceanographic Museum

From October 22 till November 06.

Experience a magical encounter with the animals of the seaside, enjoy a 360° immersion thanks to the virtual reality headsets and try to solve the puzzles of an escape game on the theme of oceanography.

Come and “live the ocean” and take advantage of Oceanographic Museum family entertainment with the special “Tribu” offer: €57 for a family of up to 6 people (2 adults + 2 to 4 children, 4 to 17 years old).


With family or friends, experience a magical encounter with the animals from the Mediterranean coast in museum’s educational room, privatized just for you! Crabs, starfish, sea ​​cucumbers… They are familiar to us, but do you know you really their particularities? How do they move? What do they feed on? What is their role in this ecosystem? Young and old, let your senses guide you and discover the specificities of each marine species present in the basin.

Duration: 30 mins, daily from 10:30 to 17:00. Location: Meet in the entrance hall (level 0) at the Animations reception Price: €38 / family (offer limited to 6 people) Sale of tickets: online, at the cash desks and at the Animations Reception

Discover more here.


Be careful, you may never return to port… With family or friends, experience a space-time journey at aboard the Princess Alice II, the famous laboratory boat of Prince Albert I In a decor inspired by the marine world, your explorer soul will be called upon to carry out the important mission that will be entrusted to you. You should rummage around, solve puzzles, decipher codes and communicate with each other in order to avoid shipwreck at all costs… and the loss of your precious discoveries! This fun and friendly adventure is available at format 30 min (Escape Discovery, beginner level) and 60 min (Escape Experience, level confirmed). Designed in partnership with Iris Game. Duration: 30 min (Discovery Escape) or 60 min (Experience Escape), daily from 11:00 to 16:00 Location: Meet in the entrance hall (level 0) at the Animations reception.

Discover more here.


Equipped with virtual reality glasses, explore the marine world and meet the most legendary through two films: “Little big Whale”: the poetic story of an old sperm whale and his travels in the great ocean. One day, he meets a Man… Through images in sensational 360°, vibrate in front of these giants who sail the seas of the world, listen to them talk to you and breathe at their rhythm. “Tubbataha 360°“: embark with the Oceanographic Institute for the Philippines and dive in Tubbataha Natural Park, one of the most beautiful seas in the world. Without mask or snorkel, experience the emotions of a dive without even getting wet. Duration: 30 min (2 films) Hours: daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Meet in the entrance hall (level 0) at the Animations reception Price: €8 / person (from 12 years old) or €28 / family (2 adults + 2 children) Sale of tickets: online, at the cash desks and at the Animations Reception.

Discover more here.


Slip into the shoes of a reporter and go on a mission at the heart of the polar worlds at the Oceanographic Museum. Five new thematic areas: from the discovery of poles to the wild life they shelter, in passing through the men who populate them and explore them. Objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together. The IMMERSION room takes you to the poles by offering you to live and interact with bears, belugas, or even penguins in 6 different scenarios. You will be close to the animals and propelled to the heart of the poles. The exploration can begin! Follow the leader ! During the holidays, the public benefits from themed guided tours through treasure hunts, quizzes and exciting exchanges with a guide. Exhibition included in the admission ticket to the Oceanographic Museum.

Discover more here.

Sunday 23

Apotheosis of Dance

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, 22/23 season under the Presidency of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover presents Apotheosis of Dance with Stanislav Kochanovsky (conductor), Valeriy Sokolov (violin). Music by Stravinsky and Khachaturian. On Sunday October 23 at 18:00 in Auditorium Rainier III.

Discover more and reserve your tickets at the OPMC website.

Looking forward

3-Day Dog Psychology seminar

Happy Dog MC/A-PAW Animal psychology and Well-Being are holding an event at the Marriott Hotel in Cap D’ail on November 8, 9 and 10. There are 20 places available and it is open to dog owners/professional trainers to attend. There is a daily rate of 150€ or 130€ per day for the 3 days. This includes lunch/morning and afternoon snacks and a cocktail hour on the last day. The special guests, two professional trainers are coming from the UK and the schedule will include live dog intervention sessions each day with clients and their dogs with behavioural problems. A gift pack is offered and the event will be lots of fun! On the last afternoon of the seminar A-PAW will be hosting  a multi-dog pack walk parading through Monaco from the Marriott to Port Hercule with banners to encourage people to respect Monaco by picking up their dog poo…

For more information please contact happydogmc@hotmail.com.


Monaco Gardens in Bloom

The Fédération des Groupements Français de Monaco presents the exhibition “Anthology of the Gardens of Monaco”.

The watercolor painter Tony SZABO has attached himself to all the great gardens of Monaco, the Jardin Exotique, the Rose Garden, the Japanese garden, but also the gardens of the Casino and the hanging gardens of the Rock, to capture their abundance, the light and colours. The poet Gilles Montelatici, for his part, sought to translate into short poems, in the manner of Japanese haiku, the atmosphere of these gardens, the instantaneous impressions which emerge from them. This project is also an opportunity to visit history through the evocation of the gardens of Monaco, with its streets named after flowers or plants.

From Friday October 7 to November 5, 2022 at the Maison de France in Monaco.

On Tuesdays to Saturdays from 14::30 to 18:30. (closed on Sundays and Mondays). Free admission.

Newton, Riviera

The title of the exhibition clearly circumscribes a geography, that of the Côte-d’Azur to Bordighera, in Italy, that 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.

“From One World To Another, From The Visible To The Invisible”

The temporary exhibition “From One World To Another, From The Visible To The Invisible”, invites visitors to discover previously unseen and original collections kept at the Monaco Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology, where some of them have been for more than a century. Until Saturday December 31 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.
Discover more at the Museum’s website.

“Christian Bérard, Excentrique Bébé”

The Nouveau Musée National de Monaco is presenting an exhibition devoted to the artist Christian Bérard (1902–1949). The exhibition is running until October 16, 2022 at Villa Paloma.

Featuring interior views and Mediterranean landscapes, the show makes reference to the places associated with Bérard’s many stays in the south: these include Monte Carlo, where he produced his first designs for the Ballets Russes in 1932, Tamaris, where he had his studio during the summer period, the Lily Pastré estate in Marseille, and the villa belonging to Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles in Hyères. Over 300 paintings, drawings, photographs and interior decorations trace Christian Bérard’s encounters and collaborations with the great creators of the time, among whom Jean Cocteau, Louis Jouvet, Christian Dior and Gabrielle Chanel.
Discover more at the NMNM website.

Exhibition – “Cinémato !”

An exhibition about Albert I of Monaco, pioneer of sound and image, with loans from the Palace Archives, the Oceanographic Institute, and Phono Museum Paris, organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco. Until December 30, from Monday to Friday, from 10 to 17:30. (17:00 on Fridays), at the Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco.
Discover more here.

Looking forward:

The 2022 Luxury Lifestyle Charity Gala is to be held on Saturday November 12 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo

“This is our 8th Edition of this fabulous black-tie event, and the evening begins with a Premier Cru Champagne aperitif from 7pm to 8pm, then we enter the ballroom for a gourmet dinner with fashion show, live entertainment with the Alexander Miller Quartet, a registered charity auction and then an after-dinner party and show, with DJ and dancing. This year we expect between 300 to 400 club partners, members and guests in attendance.

Charity Auction

We donate to needy charities and we strap-line the event “Turning Luxury Into Charity” as our gala attracts entrepreneurs and local / international business people that want to actively network, whilst enjoying a beautiful dinner and attendees can support three local charities (the Chances for Children Foundation, the Borneo Wildlife Fund and Mimosa) through a live charity auction. In six consecutive and annual editions of this gala, we have raised over €200,000. This event offers critical funding for the three charities.

The official Gala website is www.clubvivanova-luxurygala.com and we partner annually with Aston Martin Monaco, who showcase newly launched cars at the cocktail. We also produce a gala film and have excellent photography included.

FEATURED IMAGE: The Funfair on the Port Monaco Town Hall