Quick Links
All destinations

Visit Monaco

Monaco - make your event unique

Monaco - make your event unique

Stretching over a two sqkm territory, the Principality of Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Nestled in the heart of Europe, this city-state embodies many unique facets which make it famous worldwide and help to create the special aura that shimmers over Monaco.

Ideally located between the mountains and the sea, benefiting from a mild Mediterranean climate all year round, the Principality is situated between France and Italy. It can be easily reached via Nice airport (daily direct flights from all over the world).

Monaco embodies glamour and luxury in people’s minds. These two components are certainly part of its DNA but our country offers much more. 

The Principality has proved to be a successful and virtuous economic model as well with more than 5,000 companies. Its major industry sectors keep developing and today the Principality is a knowledge hub aiming at becoming a fully Smart City.

Our congress centre, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, offers large capacities to welcome your events. 2,500 hotel rooms are available in all categories. Most of our facilities are within walking distance making logistics easy.

During the current crisis that the world is facing, Monaco is working  hard on applying strict measures to halt the pandemic. Our Social Affairs and Health Ministry is making concerted efforts to handle the situation and guarantee a safe and healthy environment with a stance of constant vigilance.

As the Convention Bureau of Monaco, we want to ensure a close follow up of your event. We believe that our service and dedication is essential to guarantee the success of your event. Indeed, we are convinced that any business is firstly a matter of human interaction!

We will be more than happy to be your first contact in order to give you the right keys to organise your event in our unique Principality!

 

More
All Videos

Contact

Nicolas MANUELLO
Nicolas MANUELLO Promotion Manager
  • Monaco Convention Bureau
  • 2 Rue de la Lujerneta
  • Monaco
  • 98000
  • Monaco
  • National Languages: French , English , Italian , Russian

Information

Transport

Five local bus lines operate 7 days a week within Monaco. Every bus stops in front of the main hotels and the Grimaldi Forum.

A bus boat crosses the port from Quai Kennedy - Digue Sud to the cruise ship Terminal between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Evening and night service

Evening bus services run throughout Monaco from 9.20 p.m. to 12.20 a.m. every day. On weekends a night bus runs until 4 a.m. between Friday and  Saturday and between Saturday and Sunday.

Taxi Monaco: the Association of Independent Taxis Operators of Monaco offers a personalised service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And during the summer season the Association rolled out electric taxis. 

View Website

More

Climate & Weather

Monaco benefits from a mild Mediterranean climate all year round. With more than 300 days of sunshine, temperatures hit an average of 30°C in summer and 10°C in winter. year. 

Public Holidays

  • 26/10/2020,
  • 25/12/2019, Christmas
  • 01/01/2020, New Year
  • 27/01/2020, Sainte Devote
  • 12/04/2020, Easter Sunday
  • 13/04/2020, Easter Monday
  • 01/05/2020, Labor Day
  • 21/05/2020, Ascension Day
  • 11/06/2020, Fête Dieu
  • 15/08/2020, Assumption Day
  • 01/11/2020, All Saints
  • 19/11/2020, National Day
  • 08/12/2020, Immaculate Conception
**changes annually

Unusual Venues

Grimaldi Forum Congress Center

The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is celebrating its 20th birthday this year! Three auditoria (1,800, 800 and 400 seats) and 10,000 sqm of exhibition space, three restaurants and 11 meeting rooms, this modern building offers large capacities to welcome your events. You can plan a beautiful dinner in Ravel Space or even on the magnificent scene of the Salle des Princes!

Salle Empire – Hotel de Paris A legendary room at the heart of the Hôtel de Paris and the Place du Casino, with a terrace

Salle Belle Époque – Hotel Hermitage Listed Monument with a panoramic view from its vast terrace encompassing the Port and Rock of Monaco

Salle des Etoiles – Most spectacular venue in Monaco with huge bay windows and sliding roof (dine/meet under the stars). Switch from an indoor to an outdoor venue within a second for that memorable wow effect!

La Vigie Home to famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld for over ten years, La Vigie is one of the most prestigious villas on the Côte d’Azur thanks to its history, architecture and unique location

Chapiteau Espace de Fontvieille Have your evening under the mythical Chapiteau de Fontvieille where Monaco International Circus Festival takes place every year!

Yacht Club Monaco The amazing architecture of this modern building represents a yacht with a view over the Port Hercules from the Observatory Deck

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Located on The Rock of Monaco, a grand building built by Prince Albert 1st, dedicated to marine study. It offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and some of the most beautiful aquariums in Europe

Exotic Garden and Observatory Cave Panoramic views of the Principality in a luxuriant cactus garden with access to a deep prehistoric cave 100m underground!

Cars Collection of H.S.H the Prince of Monaco Passionate about cars, Prince Rainier III built a large building which shelters his collection of 200 vintage cars

Condamine Market Hall In a typically Mediterranean setting, get a glimpse of Monaco’s locals and authentic everyday life. Indoor and outdoor farmer’s market with food stations from Monaco, France and Italy.

More

Visa Requirements

Monaco is an EU member state and part of the Schengen area. For more information about Visas please visit the Ministry for Foreign Affairs website: www.ambassade-en-france.gouv.mc

View Website

Transfers

Monaco is accessible via Nice International airport, 30 km away, with more than 200 daily direct flights. Shuttle bus 110 runs every half an hour and takes 30-mins. Or wow delegates with a direct, affordable and stunning helicopter flight.

More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Activities

Thanks to its privileged location and to its history, Monaco offers a wide range of activities. From visiting Monaco’s authentic old town, aquatic sports to a unique wine tasting in one of the best cellars in the world: all is possible here. You could drive a prestige car on the roads of Monaco, make your own perfume in the factory of Eze, a medieval village ten minutes away, paraglide over Roquebrune Cap Martin, enjoy a cuisine workshop in one of our Michelin restaurants… Please keep in mind that Monaco is a carrefour between France and Italy, so you could easily enjoy your activities throughout three different countries within one day…

View Website

Team Building Events

Thanks to a privileged location Monaco offers a large array of activities which could perfectly match with a team building oriented event. Between the mountains and the sea, Monaco is one of the only places where you can ski in the stunning Mercantour National Park and then go to the beach for a jet ski session within an hour. Canyoning, via ferrata, kayaking, regata, stand up paddle, scuba diving, paragliding, the choice is yours...

View Website

Watch Videos

Make it green

Make it happen

Programmes

Convention Sample Programme

 

3-day Convention

Day 1 

Arrival at Nice airport, which has 200 direct flights from all over the world. Take a shuttle bus to cross the 25 kms between Nice and Monaco (30 mins). 

Check in to hotel.

Welcome cocktail in Exotic Gardens or Jardin de la Mediterrannée facing the sea.

Buffet dinner in the grand Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

 

Day 2 

Conference in one of the 3 auditoriums of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco during the morning.

Meetings in one of the 22 meeting rooms available.

Stunning dinner in the legendary Salle des Etoiles.

 

Day 3

Activity in the morning

Farewell conference in the afternoon

Departure back to Nice Airport

More

Incentive Sample Programme

3-day Incentive

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Monaco by helicopter (7 mins ride from Nice airport with a stunning view over the Côte d'Azur)
    Hotel check in  

    Meeting in one of our hotels' meeting rooms followed by a visit of Monaco historic centre (Le Rocher). Visit of the old town, the Prince palace and the famous Oceanographic Museum.

Aperitf and dinner on the roof top terrace of the Museum with an amazing view over the sea. 

Day 2

Driving prestige cars through the streets of Monaco, where the Grand Prix actually takes place. 

Do a unique wine tasting in the famous Hôtel de Paris wine cellar, which is one of the largest in the world

Enjoy dinner in the Car Museum, which is home to the former Prince Rainier's private car collection

Day 3 

Visit Eze village, 10 minutes from Monaco, and make your own perfume in the Fragonard perfume factory

Join a regatta on the Mediterranean Sea

It's time to head back home! See you next time 

More

Testimonials

Catherine Decuyper

CEO, conference manager EuroMedicom

Choosing Monaco as a venue for the Anti-Aging World Congress was one of the keys to its success. Monaco is an exceptional destination on many counts: superbly located and with a climate that is mild almost all year round. Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority is a real partner, keen to offer help and advice at all stages and the Grimaldi Forum is a perfect congress centre, set in an
amazing location and run by highly professional staff. The hotels are also real partners, who listened to our needs and took time to welcome each of our 8,000 participants as individuals.

Astrid Wicki

Osteology Foundation

The symposium was a huge success for us as organisers not only because we had 2,500 participants but also because everything was near to perfect.
We have rarely seen so many smiling faces and received so much positive feedback. Many of the industry representatives as well as the speakers said: "Why have we never organised an event in Monaco before?" I am convinced that you will see more implantologists in the future in your city.

Dr Richard Budgett

IOC Medical Director

The IOC conference on injury & illness prevention is the jewel in the crown of our medical and scientific programme. The Principality has a long history in association with elite sport. It is linked to the Olympic Games, with HSH Prince Albert being an IOC member, with the IAAF having its headquarters here, Peace and Sport being based here, too. Monaco is really embedded in the world of sport
and is a gathering point for everybody. The Grimaldi Forum is well laid out, there is a feeling of spaciousness and people could mingle and make the connections they are really here for.

Nathalie Grosdidier

IDICE

Luxe Pack found the Grimaldi Forum to be a very pleasant venue with real character. Also, in the Principality everything is conveniently situated in one place, which is very unusual and is very much appreciated by the participants. Exhibitors and visitors meet at the show, but they also interact outside, on the sidelines of the event.

Close