Everything you need to know about La Vita Monte-Carlo

In keeping with its ‘Life is an art’ concept, Monte-Carlo SBM will stage La Vita Monte-Carlo in September with a month-long programme that covers all of life’s pleasures.  
The luxurious Monte-Carlo lifestyle would not be possible without experiences such as drinking or lunching on a terrace, strolling along the seafront, listening to a concert, shopping, enjoying incredible encounters or basking in the thrill of the game.
So, from mid-September to mid-November, La Vita Monte-Carlo will host unique events at various SBM resorts.
It all kicks off on 10th September with the La Vita Monte-Carlo Gala Dinner in the Salle Empire at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. The next day will see the Monte-Carlo Vendanges with three unmissable wine-themed encounters hosted by the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. La Vita Monte-Carlo will light up autumn in the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group establishments until 10th November with various exciting events.
La Vita Monte-Carlo: exclusive ‘Candlelight’ evening at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
The Salle Empire will be the opening scene for La Vita Monte-Carlo, hosting a candlelit gala dinner with a unique floral backdrop on 10th September at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. During this special dinner, coordinated by Chef Franck Cerutti and his teams, La Vita Monte-Carlo will shine the spotlight on Monte-Carlo savoir-vivre and three talented young female artists: young Monegasque prodigy, pianist Stella Almondo, who, at just 15, will entertain with the classic notes of Chopin which will unfold into Jazz. She’ll then hand over the reins to the young DJ Irène Drésel, a rising star on the new French electronic scene, who will lift the mood with a hypnotic set before returning to close the evening with one last performance. Finally, singer Elodie Frégé’s beautiful and captivating voice will ring out around the Salle Empire during this spectacular evening.
La Vita Monte-Carlo: vendanges at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
After the music comes the Vendanges Monte-Carlo. From 11th September, real grape vines will run freely in front of and inside the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, passing through the lobby and corridors en route to the Yannick Alléno restaurant.
With special significance at Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, this theme has inspired a number of prestigious events:
Thursday 16th September – ‘Champagne: a new destiny’ tasting convention
Head to the Salle Belle Epoque at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo to sample the finest champagnes, served by Frédéric Rouzaud himself, Chair and owner of Louis Roederer, who will explain the revolution currently transforming Champagne.
Saturday 18th September – 300% Dinner at the Yannick Alléno restaurant at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo
100% Yannick Alléno, there in person to prepare the dinner, 100% Chapoutier whose excellence dates back to 1808, and 100% Parker, i.e. only wines with the top score, the Holy Grail, from the famous American critic.
Friday 24th September – ‘Creating an original, high-quality wine cellar’ tasting convention
Tasting session hosted by Angélique de Lencquesaing, founder of the Ideal Wine site. An opportunity to discover rare wines and wonders far off the beaten track, and to rediscover the essentials.
La Vita Monte-Carlo: Tropical and Havana Night at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort invites guests on a fun and relaxing journey through La Vita Monte-Carlo with two unique events:
Friday 17th September – Tropical Night at the lagoonside
The programme includes a sensory awakening with live DJing by Mr Jaz with support from artist Micael Sene, magical close-ups with Simeon Wolfgang, aquatic ballet and fireworks. Chef Marcel Ravin will take charge in the kitchen, creating daring flavours to tantalise the taste buds and whisk guests more than 8,000 km away from Monaco… to the Amazon rainforest.
Saturday 9th October – Blue Gin Havana Night
With Latin tunes and Cuban flavours. The chance to sip a creative rum-based cocktail, discover the secrets of cigar smoking or take your first salsa steps.
Preview 8th September
Monte-Carlo Beach will host a preview of La Vita Monte-Carlo with a picnic on 8th September at Domaine d’Agerbol, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin – the garden that supplies the starred Elsa restaurant with organic products.