Monaco reinvents its cultural splendours virtually

Monday, May 18, 2020



Monaco is one of the most popular tourism hot-spot on the French Riviera. Due to the sudden outbreak of coronavirus, global travel is now at stake and almost countries have restricted their travels. Concerned to maintain an activity and maintain a link with the international and domestic visitors in the country, most of the cultural institutions of this French Riviera, have taken initiatives to regularly keep you entertained with the best. To keep every people entertained Monaco launches virtual cultural insignia to bring all these things alive during lockdown.

Not only that less than two square kilometers in size, Monaco is perhaps the most glamorous little stretch of land on the planet. There is a seductive quality to the scenery, with its deep blue sea, graceful palm trees, and vibrant flowers. The most dramatic feature is the vertical rocky promontory jutting out into the Mediterranean Sea, called “Le Rocher” (“The Rock”), which contains historic Monaco, also known as Monaco-Ville. Virtually, you can feel the charming, narrow streets and Monaco-Ville dates back to the 13th century when the principality was founded.

Monaco Government has always making sure to keep Monaco in the minds and dreams of people currently confined in their home.

Monte Carlo Opera

Eager to keep in touch with you and anxious to maintain the presence of its artists with everyone, the famous Monte-Carlo Opera, under the direction of Jean-Louis Grinda, offers various programmes that will is allowing every tourists to live or relive the highlights of his last seasons.

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra proposes to carry on bringing music to life with its series L’OPMC a la Maison. The members of the orchestra meet daily behind their screen to interpret together some works from their collection. Let the members of The OPMC enchant global culture enthusiasts’ ears, and warm your hearts during this confinement, click on any of these digital arenas:

The Ballets de Monte-Carlo

The Ballets de Monte-Carlo, directed by the talented dancer and choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot. The Ballets de Monte-Carlo also offers global culture enthusiasts some of their most beautiful works.

Artmonte-Carlo Grimaldi Forum

On the exhibition side, following the postponement of Artmonte-carlo fair in spring 2021, we are happy to share with you today a digital publication and look forward to celebrating the fifth edition of the fair next year at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Called “selected statements”, a special edition in the form of a catalogue for the art fair is now online. Accessible to everyone, view the document presenting a selection of cutting-edge works and commented by various personalities from the art world.

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The Oceanographic museum remains very active on social networks as well as on its website, offering videos, virtual tours, games, and conferences. Behind your screen, enter the heart of this sublime building steeped in history and come and discover the Sea Turtle Odyssey, admire the shark lagoon, visit the 90 pools and hundreds of corals that the museum houses. Concerned about its youngest visitors, the museum has on its site a special “child” section composed of complete and thematic educational sheets as well as a colouring book for the little ones. Still on the museum’s website, let yourself be tempted by a virtual tour, an opportunity to immerse in the most beautiful underwater scenes.

The Observatory Cave and the Exotic Garden

Built on the side of a cliff, the Jardin Exotique site offers breath-taking views of the Principality of Monaco and offers to discover outdoors, in a prestigious setting, succulents with extravagant forms including cacti, the most representative family. Enthusiasts may prefer to go deep into the Observatory Cave to admire its cavities covered with stalactites and stalagmites and which sink almost to sea level.

Museum of Stamps and Coins

Explore the collections and discover rare stamps from Monaco’s past and the currency struck in the Principality. With the museum’s virtual tour, enthusiasts or collectors of stamps or coins, can now wander freely around the museum. Admire the exquisite collections at your own pace.

For a stunning virtual travel experience of this epitome of luxury, immerse yourself in the very heart of the Principality with this highly original digital 360-degree virtual tour. The incredibly detailed virtual tour introduces you to all of the rich history and culture of Monaco, including famous museums, prestige hotels, verdant gardens and panoramic views. Simply click, zoom, and open the doors to the iconic sites of Monaco.

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