Monaco’s European Heritage Day schedule

The Mairie and municipal sites have released their programme for the upcoming European Heritage Day celebrations, opening their doors to the public completely free of charge. 

For Monaco’s European Heritage Day celebrated on Sunday 26th September, visits to the City Hall, Botanical Centre at the Jardin Exotique, the Rainier III Academy, the Princess Grace Irish Library and the Superior School of Plastic Arts, Pavillon Bosio on will be possible throughout the day in conjunction with the event.

Additionally, the Monaco Media Library will also host an exhibit of documents from it’s Regional Fund which will be related to the theme of this government and Institute of Heritage organised event, ‘Women and Heritage’.

City Hall will be open to the public from 10am to 5pm featuring tours of the Marriage Room, the Council Room and the Mayor’s office. It is in the Council Room that the Media Library exhibition will be on display. There will also be short concerts given by a young violinist from Rainier III Academy in the Marriage Room at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm.

The Rainier III Academy is offering guided tours of their new facilities at 10am, 11am and 12pm of groups of no more than 15 people. Space for these tours must be booked no later than 20th September by ringing (+377) 93 15 27 11.

The Academy is also sponsoring off-site concerts. There will be a concert at the Roseraie Princess Grace at 11:30am as well as concerts at the Princess Grace Irish Library at 11am, where traditional Irish songs will be played, then again at 3pm and 4pm where Irish music featuring the harp, a recorder and a string ensemble.

Guided speaking tours at the Jardin Exotique’s Botanical Centre will be held at 10am and 2pm for groups of up to 20 visitors. The tours must be made by phone in advance by calling (+377) 93 15 29 80. Access to the gardens, outside of the tours, will run from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

Finally, the School of Fine Arts, Pavillon Bosio will be holding an exhibit featuring work from their 2020 and 2021 graduates that are pertinent to the ‘Women and Heritage’ theme. Access is free from 10am to 5pm.

The usual health protocols will be in effect at all locations. For a full listing of all the day’s activities and events, go to the European Heritage Day site at

Photo source: Mairie de Monaco