Go behind the scenes of the Casino de Monte-Carlo for European Heritage Day

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Come September, the Casino de Monte-Carlo will be offering a limited number of visitors a chance to go behind the scenes of this iconic establishment to mark the annual European Heritage Day. But that’s not all! 

European Heritage Day is celebrated with tens of thousands of events all over the continent each year, making it the “most enthusiastically celebrated cultural event in Europe”. Under this year’s shared theme of “Living Heritage”, organisers have asked countries to look at the skills and practices passed down over the generations that make each place special.  

Monaco, for its part, has been participating in these events for over two decades, and this year, the Casino de Monte-Carlo, a place so entwinned with the history and rise of the Principality, will be the focal point of local celebrations. 


Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) is putting together an event that will give people the opportunity to see first-hand the expertise of its gaming staff. 

Two chances to visit have been scheduled on 24th September, one at 9am and the second at 10.30am, where guests will be immersed in the ultimate casino experience at the most famous establishment of its kind on the planet: the Casino de Monte-Carlo.  

From the beautiful craftsmanship of the tables, which are made by artisans in SBM’s workshops, to the croupiers who provide the most professional services and matchless expertise, visitors can make like James Bond and soak up the history, luxury and atmosphere that have made this casino so world-famous.  

Spaces are limited to 30 people per visit, so reservations are recommended. Click here to reserve a spot. 


The story continues in the afternoon with artist Celia Pym’s outreach programme, The Travelling Collection. This will feature a “tactile and discursive event” on the stage of the legendary Opéra Garnier.  

Célia Bernasconi, the lead curator of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, professional textile restorer Noémie Margotteau and Sinem Bostanci, an outreach officer, will talk about costume and accessory conservation and reparation at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, arts which have formed part of the museum’s collections since 2002.  

A workshop will be held from 2.30pm to 4pm, and the exhibit will be open until 6pm. For bookings or more information, please click here


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Photo credit: Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer