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Grimaldi Forum

The stylish multipurpose venue offers a varied program of theater, art and music and is one of Monte Carlo's most distinctive modern landmarks.

With its sloping glass roof, sleek interiors and oceanfront location, the eye-catching Grimaldi Forum isn’t easily overlooked. A diverse program cements its position as one of Monaco's prime venues for events and arts. Admire the cutting-edge 21st-century architecture or attend one of its many year-round events.

The Grimaldi Forum was built in 2000 on land reclaimed from the sea. The complex encompasses three auditoriums and many exhibition spaces, which host a range of ever-changing events, ranging from Broadway musicals and performances by world-famous dance troupes to pioneering medical conferences. It is probably best known for hosting the draw for the UEFA Champion's League each year, when major soccer competition line-ups are announced.

Check the venue listings to see what's scheduled during your stay in Monaco. Browse avant-garde artworks with panoramic views of the Mediterranean in the background. Previous exhibitions held here have included a show focusing on 20th-century Russian art and displays from the renowned Pinault Collection, some of which were made public for the first time at the Grimaldi Forum.

Attend a show from the performing arts program. Whether you prefer opera by Puccini or ballet by Tchaikovsky, the Grimaldi Forum will have an event to suit your tastes. The venue attracts world-class artists to its stage, as well as the biggest Broadway productions.

Even if you don't have tickets to an event, the building itself is worth exploring. The Grimaldi Forum is celebrated for its environmental credentials. It harnesses the strength of the sea to heat and power the building. Walk around the modern glass exterior and take photos of the views out to Monaco’s harbor. In warm weather, find a seat outdoors in the site’s summer café to sip coffee and watch boats move in and out of the bay.

All of the Grimaldi Forum's events are listed on the venue's website. Ride a bus from the train station to get here. Alternatively, arrive on foot. Walking from Casino Square will take about 10 minutes.


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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo

12 Avenue de Spélugues, Monaco
4.4
of 5, from 326 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Echoing the sleek lines of an ocean liner, this 602-room spa hotel is located in Monte Carlo city center, by Monte Carlo Casino and the beaches, close to Salle Garnier, Japanese Garden, and Grimaldi Palace.

$184
Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

Hotel Novotel Monte Carlo

16 Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, Monaco
4.2
of 5, from 378 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Exotic Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$208
Le Meridien Beach Plaza

Le Meridien Beach Plaza

22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
4.3
of 5, from 193 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Set on a private beach, Le Méridien Beach Plaza is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Sauber, an art-filled mansion, and the concerts and events of Grimaldi Forum. Guests can step outside to enjoy the lush gardens or stroll along Avenue Princess Grace.

$478
Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

Hotel Metropole, Monte Carlo

4, Avenue de la Madone, Monaco
4.6
of 5, from 71 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Monaco hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$109
Hotel Olympia

Hotel Olympia

17 bis Boulevard du General Leclerc, Beausoleil
3.5
of 5, from 35 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Beausoleil, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Exotic Garden are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$457
Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo

Square Beaumarchais, Monaco
4.6
of 5, from 68 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Monte Carlo, this luxury hotel is steps from Casino Square and Casino Monte Carlo. Monaco Harbour and Prince's Palace are also within 1 mi (2 km).