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Festival: Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo © Olivier Roller
© Olivier Roller

CANCELLED: March 13 - April 11, 2020

Founded in 1970 at the instigation of H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco, the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo is an international music festival taking place every year in spring, over 4 or 5 great weekends. Since 1984 it is presided over by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover. 

Artistic Director Marc Monnet presents music repertoire extending from the 11th to the 21st centuries as well as film projections, theater, poetry, traditional and contemporary dance performances. The festival’s main axes are: Tributes to major composers by the best European orchestras as well as classical and contemporary quartets and ensembles of international renown, and world premieres by outstanding contemporary composers. Priority is also given to top notch new talents, several of them being then recorded under the own festival CD label. 

Each year, several hundreds of guest artists from different geographical origins and disciplines appear at the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, also featuring lesser known musical heritage, for example : the Symphonic Kimbanguiste Orchestra Kinshasa, the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, a Japanese weekend, a Hungarian night, a Moroccan day, a Mongolian evening… 

Besides concerts, the public is invited to enjoy further events in a casual atmosphere such as casual meetings with the artists, conferences by musicologists, masterclasses with guest artists, and the very popular "Surprise Trip". The festival’s pricing policy is extremely friendly, offering free entry to many events and for children, reduced rates for young people and full rate tickets from 10€ to 35€. 

The Printemps des Arts performances always take place across a dozen of magical locations in and around Monaco, even in confidential or secret places which are usually not open to the public. 

Make music your dream trip! The Printemps des Arts and its 4 or 5 great concert weekends in the springtime offer the ideal format to the mini-break clientèle, who can use the low season to its advantage, particularly precious when concerning a destination like Monaco and the Riviera! Ideally located in the heart of the mythic Côte d’Azur, the festival provides their visitors the opportunity to enjoy the touristic wealth of hotspots around, from St Tropez to Cannes, Nice and Menton, not to forget the nearby provencal hinterland and the neighbouring Italian Riviera dei Fiori.

For more information visit the site of the Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo.

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