What to do in August in Monaco?

Panoramic view of Monaco

August is a busy time of year, as travellers from all over the world come to visit the Côte d’Azur and often spend a day in the Principality. Their programme inevitably includes the Rock and the Passage d’Armes at the Prince’s Palace, followed by Monte Carlo’s Casino Square. Privileged travellers who stay in the principality can enjoy many more addresses, where only the international elite gather to vibrate until the early hours. Cultural, musical, gastronomic and nature events punctuate the month of August 2021. They are an opportunity to (re)discover the exceptional life of a stay in the Principality of Monaco.


Enchanting music

International Organ Festival

Every year, Monaco is the scene of the International Organ Festival. For this 16th edition, Monaco Cathedral will transport you to the world of Tchaikovsky for a four-handed concert by Yanka Hékimova and Leonid Karev on 1st August at 5 pm. On 8 August, it’s time for a film concert with an improvisation by Karol Mossakowki on “Le Bossu de Notre-Dame”. Finally, on Sunday 15 August, the closing concert orchestrated by the duo Olivier Vernet and Cédric Meckler will pay tribute to French music.

More about the Monaco International Organ Festival


Prestigious concerts

Summer Spring Festival in Monte-Carlo, Monaco

The Sporting Summer Festival is the summer event that celebrates the greatest artists on the international music scene. This year, you can be carried away by the jazz and blues sounds of Italian crooner Paolo Conte, who performs on Friday 6 August at 8.30 pm in the Salle Garnier of the Monte-Carlo Opera. The following day at 10:30 pm, Enrique Iglesias will set the Salle des Etoiles on fire with his pop and RnB music. The month of August will see a succession of other great international artists, and the festival will end on a high note with a “family” evening with Sister Sledge, who will perform on 14 August in the Salle des Etoiles at 8.30 pm. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

More about the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival


Another place, another atmosphere, at Jimmy’s Monte Carlo, it is the stars of the pop-electro scene who will set the decks alight in August. On August 20th you will find Kungs before spending the evening with Martin Solveig on August 27th.

Find out more about the 2021 Season at Jimmy’s Monte Carlo


Underwater exploration

It’s all about “Immersion” at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. In addition to discovering the permanent exhibitions and the preserved fauna that inhabit the museum, this year you can dive into the interactive exhibition “Immersion”, which takes you to the Great Barrier Reef. This exhibition gives you the opportunity to (re)discover the Oceanographic Museum, a temple to the preservation and study of the oceans, supported by Prince Albert II of Monaco.

More about the Oceanographic Museum


Nautical event

Palermo-Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Palermo-Monte-Carlo, Monaco

The 16th edition of the Palermo-Monte-Carlo will attract all eyes from August 21st. This prestigious regatta, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco, will start in the Gulf of Mondello and finish in Monaco after 500 nautical miles of frenzied racing. Between the maxi, multihulls and ORC/IRCs, a total of fifty boats have been announced for the start of this renowned race. Sailing is therefore in the spotlight in Monaco before the Yacht Show in September.

All information on the Palermo-Monte-Carlo


Art events

New National Museum of Monaco

Art lovers and other experts will gather from Friday 27 August to Sunday 29 August for the second time at the Espace Fontvieille for the 2nd Art3f, an international contemporary art fair. 4250m² will be entirely dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms; painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics. The philosophy of the fair is to encourage beautiful exchanges between the visitors and the artists present, to arouse emotions.

Find out more about the event on the website

The Villa Paloma is hosting an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Shimabuku, “The 165-metre Siren and Other Stories”. This exhibition retraces the artist’s encounters and discoveries during his travels, from his native Japan to the Principality of Monaco. Installations, films, sculptures, photographs, music and cuisine form an inspiring and exotic artistic performance.

To be discovered without delay at the New National Museum of Monaco


Gastronomic event

Terrace of Yannick Alléno’s restaurant at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte Carlo, Monaco

The arrival of chef Yannick Alléno at the Hermitage Monte-Carlo hotel has created a sensation this summer in the principality. Take advantage of your stay in August to immerse yourself in the gastronomic universe of this multi-starred chef. He offers a light and fresh menu while cultivating gourmet pleasures. An address open 7 days a week, where simplicity and relaxation are at the heart of the experience. You can delight your taste buds and share a moment around a plate that respects the rhythm of the seasons. The melon in ice-cold soup will refresh you, while the fried langoustine tart with osciètre caviar will give you the ultimate emotion.

Book your gourmet meal at theHotel Hermitage Monte-Carlo’s restaurant



To make the most of your August in Monaco, Excellence Riviera offers you the best of its services. To get there, we offer helicopter transfers from Nice airport, Cannes, Saint-Tropez… If you want to move around in style once you are there, we have selected for you models of supercars, luxury sedans or convertibles. Finally, to stay in Monaco, consult our teams and we will propose a selection of villas, flats, hotels or even yachts, according to your preferences.