Monaco is one of the most important cities for Ultra High Net Worth individuals for a reason. The calendar is full of some of the most important events and the finest experiences. From the Monte Carlo Masters in the spring to the Monaco Yacht Show in the fall, discover the very best of the French Riviera highlights this year.
The season opens with the Monte Carlo Opens, taking place in late April. The Tennis tournament takes place at the Monte Carlo Country Club, one of the most prestigious private clubs in the city, offering fantastic tennis amenities as well as a private pool. The tournament sees some of the top-ranked players in the world playing, many of them residing in the Principality.
Shortly after the Cannes Film Festival takes place in the neighbouring city of Cannes, just a short hour’s drive along the coast. In the already warm month of May, the city of Cannes vibrates the rhythms of the projections and the premiers of the world’s most important movies of the year. The red carpet is paved by celebrities from any corner of the world.
The Monaco Grand Prix is the next event on the last weekend of May, kick-starting the superyacht season on the Riviera. The world’s fastest cars gather for a weekend in the world’s smallest nation and transform the streets into an iconic circuit. Legends are made and broken in Monaco, the most important circuit on the calendar and the pinnacle of racing for drivers.
A few weeks after the Monaco Grand Prix the Jumping will take place in the port. The best horses gather in the gem of the Riviera challenging the odds and attempting to win the coveted International Monte Carlo Jumping, part of the Longines Global Champions Tour.
For a few months, the events will go quiet letting the summer take over. It’s time to head to St Tropez for a day or two to enjoy the vibrant beach clubs and make the very best of the pristine sandy beaches. The ambience restaurants such as Opera and the night clubs like Les Caves du Roy will be waiting for you to put on a show.
Closing the Mediterranean season, the Monaco Yacht Show isn’t to be missed. Just a few weeks after the Cannes Yachting Festival, the show is the perfect opportunity to see first-hand the latest superyachts offered by the world’s most renowned shipyards.
The winter isn’t dull on the Riviera, being the best opportunity to resource and focus Originally the South of France was a tourist destination for the winter, offering a warmer climate than most of Europe’s capitals, and featuring plenty of entertainment options. The ski stations of the pre-alps are open, and reachable within an hour’s drive. One can always jump in the forever-warm Mediterranean sea after a skiing session in the alps.