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Best time of year to visit Monaco

This tiny country has enough glamour, luxury, and fashion to surpass all of its much larger neighbours. July is the best time to visit Monaco and take advantage of its upscale parties and festivals. Visit classical music concerts at the Prince's Palace, prestigious Monte-Carlo International Jumping equestrian competition, and Fête de la Mer. If you are into car racing, come in January for Monte-Carlo Rally or in late May for F1 Monaco Grand Prix. In September you can enjoy less crowded beaches and the Monaco Yacht Show.

5 THINGS TO DO IN MONACO (JULY 19 - JULY 28)

Art en Ciel: International Fireworks Competition

Art en Ciel: International Fireworks Competition

late July–early August • event

Visit one of the oldest events of its kind in Europe

Sailing Season

Sailing Season

April–October • activity

The coastline of Monaco can be explored best by boat

Exotic Garden of Monaco

Exotic Garden of Monaco

all year round • nature

Find shelter under the exotic trees of Monaco

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–September • activity

Despite all its attractions and colourful events, Monaco is still beloved for its golden beach season

Socca

Socca

all year round • food

Discover the south coast of France by tasting local street food

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Fête du Citron (Menton Lemon Festival)

Fête du Citron (Menton Lemon Festival)

February 15–March 03, 2020 • event

The bright, colourful, and fragrant Lemon Festival is among the most important events of the Riviera

Monte-Carlo Rally

Monte-Carlo Rally

January 20–26, 2020 • event

Appreciate the abilities of contemporary automobiles while visiting the Monte-Carlo Rally

F1 Monaco Grand Prix

F1 Monaco Grand Prix

May 21–24, 2020 • event

Watch the world’s №1 motor race!

Concerts at the Prince's Palace

Concerts at the Prince's Palace

July 18–August 08, 2019 • event

Listen to the sounds of Monaco as a guest of the Prince’s Palace

Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

April 11–19, 2020 • event

Spend your vacation with true masters of tennis

Monaco Run

Monaco Run

February 15–16, 2020 • event

Run with the hare and hunt with the hounds by taking part in the Monaco Marathon

Monte-Carlo International Jumping

Monte-Carlo International Jumping

June 27–29, 2019 • event

Don’t miss the world’s finest jumping show. All the best riders and horses wish to demonstrate their skills

National Day of Monaco

National Day of Monaco

November 19 • event

Monaco National Day is a good chance to see the royals and learn about the history of this country

International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

January 16–26, 2020 • event

Are you brave enough to see hundreds of clowns?

Feast of Sainte Dévote

Feast of Sainte Dévote

January 27 • event

A beautiful ceremony to honour a 19-year-old Corsican woman—the patron saint of Monaco

Climbing

Climbing

March–May | September–November • activity

Check out one of Europe’s most beautiful and interesting climbing venues

Christmas & New Year Festivities

Christmas & New Year Festivities

early December–early January • event

If you are looking for something special for New Year’s Eve, Monaco has plenty to offer

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

September 23–26, 2020 • event

This celebration of magnificence and grace draws both professionals and amateurs alike

Fête de la Mer (Festival of the Sea)

Fête de la Mer (Festival of the Sea)

June 29, 2019 • event

The sea is an integral element of Monaco

St. John's Day Festival

St. John's Day Festival

June 23–June 24 • event

Celebrate St John’s day and summer solstice in Monte-Carlo

Barbajuan

Barbajuan

November 19 • food

Every country of the world has their national dishes. Monaco is no exception

Tourrette-Levens Medieval Festival

Tourrette-Levens Medieval Festival

April 05, 2020 • event

Discover the medieval world of Tourrette-Levens