Did you know there is a shooting range near the Stade Louis II? Or that there is a rowing club that trains seven days a week in the Principality? In this article, Monaco Life highlights the more “unexpected” sports classes and activities on offer in the Principality.
A fact about Monaco that is so often unappreciated: there is a lot more to the Principality than meets the eye. Beyond the fancy cars, luxury hotels and expensive boutiques, this 2.08km2 state has plenty of things going on, including a diverse range of sporting activities and experiences. Here are some of our favourites.
Embrace your inner Robin Hood and hone your concentration skills at the First Archery Company of Monaco, at 5 Avenue du Gabian in Fontvieille, which offers competition training and practice sessions at the facility and also in the great outdoors.
There are various slots available throughout the week for under 18s and adults, and annual memberships start at a very reasonable €115. To find out more about the Compagnie d’Arc de Monaco, click here.
At the same address as the archery club is the Rainier III Shooting Range, or the Stand de Tir Rainier III, which spans the sixth, seventh and eighth floors of the Le Triton building, found just a stone’s throw from the Stade Louis II.
The club features numerous shooting disciplines for members of all ages and abilities. It’s free to try out the sport, and memberships cost €90 for youth and €200 for adults. To find out more about this James Bond-like experience, click here.
Everyone knows about the superyachts of Monaco, but what about rowing? The Société Nautique de Monaco, which has a history dating back to 1888, offers lessons to those aged 12 and up an impressive seven days a week. The club itself, found on Quai Louis II, is open from Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 5.30pm. For more information, please click here.
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo are world famous, as is the Académie Princesse Grace for young dancers wanting to follow their dreams and become the next big name in the dancing world. But for those just starting out or wanting to try a new form of dancing, the Espace Danse in Beausoleil offers lessons in hip-hop, street jazz, classical and modern, and conditioning. Private tuition under Anne-Marie Symons and Rodolphe Hell, both distinguished former professional dancers, is also possible.
Click here for more information.
Just like in the rest of the Mediterranean, boules is loved and played in Monaco. The Monaco Bouliste Club on Rue de l’Industrie is open every day from 9am to 8pm, with a special Ecole de Pétanque under Denis Olmos, a many-time Champion of France, for children aged 10 to 17 every Wednesday outside of school holidays. For more information, please click here.
Make sure you’re never left out of the conversation.
Main photo source: Aviron-Monaco / Facebook