Enjoying summer in Monaco and Monte Carlo
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July 17th Newsletter
You dirty rat (1)If you've got an opinion on shopping options in Monaco, the Jeune Chambre Economique would like to hear from you. Aimed at people who live or work in the Principality and its neighbouring towns, the survey is online through this link: Enquete sur les commerces a Monaco.
There are two events this weekend that we think deserve a special mention. Monaco's carnival, which takes place on Friday on the Rocher, is a community affair, with parades, family entertainment and a grand ball. Then on Sunday, the Monte Carlo or Bust charity rally arrives in town, inspired by the 60s movie of the same name.
Now that summer has arrived, the Hotel de Paris's Salle Empire is offering al fresco dining until 6th September, with a view over Casino Square and a 3-course meal starting from around 90 euros excluding drinks. Another SBM restaurant, Las Brisas at Monte Carlo Bay, is hosting Lebanese evenings every Friday throughout July and August. After savouring traditional dishes, you can indulge in shisha smoking, enjoy a belly dancing show, then dance the night away with resident DJ John Lorenz.
While we're on the subject of wining and dining, Bradley Mitton's Club Vivanova has set up a new facebook page aimed at bons vivants in Monte Carlo. If you want regular updates on gourmet events and promotions, you can like the page here: Monte Carlo Wine and Dine community.
Looking ahead to October, there are two dates for ballroom dance fans' diaries. From 4th to 7th, the Fairmont Hotel hosts the European Pro-Am Dance Championships, and two weeks later from 17th to 19th, Monte Carlo International Argentine Tango Festival returns. If you prefer to inject some Latin dance passion into summer, you should check out the tango sessions every Saturday evening on the terrace at Rose des Vents restaurant.
What's in the diary ....
Thursday: French business happy hour.
Friday: Herculis athletics.
Saturday: Polish musical fireworks.
Sunday: Debussy, Ferre and Ravel.
Coming up next week, free flamenco, lunch with Nigel Farage, and a children's charity concert.
For lots more suggestions, visit maBoum's 7 day listing and enjoy your weekend.
(1) This week's quote is a line often used by impressionists when portraying American actor James Cagney, born this day 1899.