What to do in Monaco in October? Which events are maintained?

In October in Monaco, most of the events are maintained. If you had planned to order a luxury chauffeur-driven car to go to a trade show or exhibition, read this first! Our private chauffeur service will accompany you to the Rock.

Maintained events in Monaco

Show

Around the Encyclical Laudato Sì, Variety Theater, October 30 at 8 pm.

Sports

The Monaco Yacht club confirms these events: the Smeralda 888 Final from October 9 to 11, the European laser master championship 2020 from October 16 to 22. The Grimaldi Trophy, scheduled for October 30, has been moved to November 7.

The Louis II stadium hosts the Ligue 1 for a Monaco-Montpellier match on October 18.

The Monte-Carlo E-Rally, from October 22 to 25.

Music, opera, dance

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra maintains all its performances (details here).

The three dates of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo are confirmed.

Premiere of the opera-cinema-concert Nosferatu, on October 21 at 8 pm.

Theater

The play ‘Jour de ventes’, Théâtre des Variétés on October 10 at 8:30 pm.

All the plays of the Princess Grace Theater are maintained: see here.

Culture

The Book Fair, October 10.

The Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, already postponed to October 5 to 10, does not change its date.

Professional congresses

The Monaco business fair, October 27th.

Postponed events in Monaco

The Sportel 2020 edition (originally scheduled for October 26th to 28th).

The Munegu dance event (October 17) will also be rescheduled.

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Private Driver Monaco will be with you for the start of the new school year in September

The summer vacations are coming to an end in France to give way to a more studious and professional atmosphere. After long months of absence due to the global health crisis and the traditional slowdown of large companies during the summer period, seminars, conferences, and other events are celebrating their big comeback in this month of September. Organize your schedule and your trips with our company of private drivers.

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Towards clean mobility. What about private drivers in all this?

In France and particularly on the Côte d’Azur, to make the energy transition as successful as possible and to respect the environment, the trend is going towards clean mobility. Electric vehicles, bicycles and scooters are in the spotlight and cities are adapting to offer appropriate solutions. In the city of Nice, for example, numerous bicycle paths have sprung up here and there.

Voiture faite de feuille

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Difficulties to connect the whole coast

In this region, public transport does not provide easy and fast connections to the coastal towns. Using a private driver service for a transfer from Nice airport to Monaco, for example, is a good solution.

Can private drivers switch to green vehicles?

Most private chauffeurs drive cars with an internal combustion engine¬ (nearly 90%). It is also important in this sector to respect a certain standing, which means generally rather luxurious vehicles with a high level of a comfort.

However, it seems to be economically profitable. Per 100 km the average cost of an electric vehicle is almost three times less. In addition, the state is introducing a conversion premium for drivers wishing to switch from an internal combustion engine to an electric one, which makes the price very affordable.

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How to properly set up for driving?

We all remember our driving lessons at driving school, “adjust your seat, move the mirrors, adjust the steering wheel and put on your seat belt”.  Indeed, these are elementary safety rules that allow you to feel more comfortable at the wheel, but also to react more easily and to carry out your checks more efficiently.

Here are a few tips that any driver from our transport company in Monaco could give you.

Start by adjusting your body …

Adjusting one’s body of course means getting comfortable in the seat, so that you should be able to press down on the pedals without moving. Also, the height of the seat and headrest allows you to have a global view of the road while being comfortable, as does the inclination of the backrest.

Finally, the steering wheel must be in a good position in front of you so that you can control it without stretching or bending your arms. Moreover, too high will obstruct the vision of the road and too low will not be comfortable for the arms.

… Then adjust in relation to the eyes

Visibility is perhaps the most important thing for drivers. The interior mirror and both exterior mirrors should provide a picture of just about everything behind the car. Of course, there are blind spots that you will have to check by turning slightly. That is actually one of the reasons why it’s important to be comfortable in your seat.

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(Français) Apprendre le Code de la route en ligne : pour quels avantages ?

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What does the term incentive mean in company lingo?

In France, little by little, most companies are returning to their normal, pre-confinement pace. But employees can suffer from a lack of motivation to return to work abruptly. This long break may have made some of them think about new ways of approaching work and confronting it to their own comfort. To compensate for this and to restore their motivation, there is a means used by many companies: incentives.

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The gastronomic restaurants of Monaco

Our private drivers are selected according to precise criteria. One of them is their knowledge of the region and especially of the Principality. Thus, after a transfer from the airport they will be able to advise you on many points. Let us now turn to the restaurant business.

Monaco, the city of millionaires, has many gastronomic restaurants with several stars in the Michelin guide.

Alain Ducasse’s Louis XV

Located at the Hotel de Paris in the center of Monte-Carlo, the three-star restaurant welcomes you on a sunny terrace and offers magnificent regional products reminiscent of its colors and flavors.

Joël Robuchon restaurant

Monte-Carlo and the Hotel Métropole is home to the restaurant of the great chef Joël Robuchon and his two-star restaurant. Its chef, Christophe Cussac, and his kitchen open onto a room decorated by Jacques Garcia and evoking a theatre, will promise you to taste some of the best flavors of the region.

The Yoshi

Always in the heart of the Hotel Métropole de Monte-Carlo discover an elegant Japanese cuisine for a Zen and tasty moment. The starred restaurant is distinguished both by its cuisine, which allows your taste buds to travel, and by its soothing decoration in the style of Japanese gardens.

The Blue Bay

In only ten years since its creation, this restaurant facing the blue expanse of the Mediterranean blends Caribbean and southern flavors. The star of the restaurant entrusted to chef Marcel Ravin heralds a promising future for this gastronomic restaurant.

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A short history of the Monaco Grand Prix

The city-state of Monaco has a past linked to the automobile. Between the luxury cars that you come across on every street corner and the private driver services helping their clients get around the area and from the airport, one is entitled to wonder where this heavy focus on cars all comes from? If the wealth of the city is one explanation – more than 30% of Monegasques are millionaires – the history of the Monaco GP also tells us about this passion.

One of the oldest prestigious races

In 1929, Anthony Noghès, son of the President of the Automobile Club de Monaco, designed an urban circuit in the heart of the city to meet the challenge of organizing a competition on the smallest territory in the world. The Prince Regent, Louis II of Monaco was excited about the project and enthusiastically supported it.

An amazing first race

In 1929, the first Monaco Grand Prix started and was won by the British William Grover-Williams and his Bugatti 35B. He completed the 100 laps which corresponded to 318 km with an average speed of 80 km/h.

The famous Monegasque driver Louis Chiron, who had been involved in the creation of the project, was unable to take part because he was running another race, the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

If this year, due to the epidemic, the Grand Prix is cancelled, rest assured that our private driver company will be happy to accompany you during this event in the coming years.

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The Monegasque driving licence: what you need to know

Our agency’s private drivers all have a valid licence to drive in Monaco and France. There are many misconceptions about the Monegasque licence, and how to obtain it, which we will clarify in this article.

A European system to punish offenders

For many, having a foreign driver’s licence makes them think they can behave like reckless drivers in France and avoid the consequences. While it was once possible to circumvent fines or loss of points, this is no longer the case since August 2019.

France, Monaco and 19 member states of the European Union have set up a system for exchanging information on road traffic offences in order to prosecute offenders.

The Monegasque licence: who is it for?

To obtain a Monegasque licence, you must at least be a resident of the principality if you do not have nationality. This may include a secondary residence.

Thus, according to local law, after acquiring a residence in Monaco, a person may apply for the issue of a Monegasque licence if he or she already holds a foreign licence, within a maximum period of one year. Otherwise, if he/she wants to be able to drive around and obtain a city-state number plate, he/she must retake the test in an approved centre.

In any case, for convenience, it is often simpler to use the services of private drivers like ours to travel in the region and get around the city.

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The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

If the city-state of Monaco is mainly known for its hotels and luxury cars, its international events such as the Monaco Yacht Show or the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix, other activities make the city shine. Our private chauffeur agency is happy to introduce you to one of them and to take care of your trips to take you there: The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Prince Albert 1st

Prince Albert 1st reigned over Monaco from 10 September 1889 to 26 June 1922. He was nicknamed “the learned prince” or “the navigator prince” because he demonstrated scientific curiosity and a pioneering awareness of environmental issues. Among his many commitments, the most important was oceanography, and he thus participated in many research projects that led to a better understanding of the oceans.

Birth of the museum

In 1889, the Prince founded the “Oceanographic Institute of Monaco” which combines collections, laboratories and a museum. The first stone of the official museum was not laid until 1899. It is finally an imposing building, 85m high and enthroned on the rock of Monaco, which was inaugurated on 29th March 1910.

The museum nowadays

The Scholarly Prince’s promise has been kept and the museum still offers unique collections, funds scientific programs and works to address modern environmental issues. Among the collections, an aquarium can even be visited with no less than 90 ponds, 350 species of fish for more than 6,000 specimens.

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