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Monegasque National Festival, Monaco

National celebration of Monaco

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The National Day is held on 19 November, Saint-Rainier day. Festivities start with impressive fireworks over the harbour the evening before.

There is a mass in the morning in the Cathedral, a great opportunity to see the pomp of the Principality, with the Knights of Malta, ambassadors, consuls and state officials in uniforms as they congregate in the Place Saint Nicholas after the mass. Festivities are organised throughout the town, including concerts, parades on the Place du Palais and medal ceremonies. The fun fair is also in full swing for the delight of children and adults alike.

This tradition goes back to the reign of Prince Charles III in 1856, but it was Prince Albert II who chose 19th November as the official celebration day of the Principality, the feast day of St Rainier of Arezzo, in honour of his father, Prince Rainier III.

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From Michelin-stars to traditional local cuisine, vegan favourites and steak houses, Monaco has a whole host of restaurants for you to sample and enjoy.

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Sights nearby

Steeped in history and the modern playground of the rich and famous, Monaco has plenty of sights and attractions to entertain you during your stay. Visit the Monaco Royals in their palace on the top of the 'Rocher de Monaco', or delve to the bottom of the sea at the Oceanographic Museum.

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Things to Do nearby

Whether exploring Monaco for a day or for a week, no trip to this principality can be complete without experiencing the luxury of a yacht charter. If you are a fan of F1 and enjoy watching the Monaco Grand Prix then a spin around the streets of Monaco in a Ferrari or a Porsche will be right up your street. On dry land and at sea, Monaco has plenty of activities for you to get involved in. 

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