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Monaco in July: What's On & Weather

A heady mix of music, art and fireworks

The Riviera has warmed up nicely and the visitors are flocking to the beaches in Monaco as the summer season reaches its peak. However, you'll find there’s much more to do than relaxing on a sun lounger all day here, as the events calendar is jam-packed in July.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the events we're particularly looking forward to throughout July in Monaco.

What's the weather like in Monaco in July?


July is the hottest, driest month in Monaco and is the height of the season. Average temperatures are around 23.5ºC, and generally sit between a low of 20ºC in the evenings and a high of 27ºC during the day. There is still a chance of rain and the sun shines for roughly 15 hours a day, with sunrise around 06:00 and sunset after 21:00. Sea temperatures have warmed up to an average of 23ºC. You get the picture: it's hot - day and night!

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What's on in Monaco in July?


Christian Louboutin - The Exhibition
The exhibition of the summer is without a doubt this one. Curated by Olivier Gabet, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts, this exhibition will offer a brand new perspective following an exhibition in 2020 in Paris. Open daily from 9th July through to 28th August at the Grimaldi Forum.

Sporting Monte-Carlo Summer festival
Since 1974, the Sporting Monte-Carlo has been organising a summer festival of dinner galas and concerts with some of the biggest names in the International music scene.

Classical concert
Classical music takes over with the first dates of the Summer Concerts at the Palais Princier, a series of classical music concerts held in the beautiful Cour d'Honneur at the Prince's Palace. An essential event in the Monaco diary since 1959, this is one for classical music fans not to miss.

Ultra-Trail Côte d'Azur Mercantour
Begin the trail running season with the Ultra Trail Côte d'Azur Mercantour, a 125km race through the beautiful mountains that surround the French Riviera. The main race starts in Monaco and runs through to Saint-Martin Vésubie.

Les Nuits Guitares
Towards the end of the month with yet more music, the neighbouring town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer offers a stunning backdrop for Les Nuits Guitares. An eclectic combination of music genres will come together at this guitar festival taking place in the Jardin de l'Olivaie.

Bastille Day
Bastille Day is celebrated across the whole of France, and Monaco takes the opportunity on this huge French holiday to celebrate the friendship and cooperation that exists between the two nations. Using it as a day of both social and military significance, the Monégasque pay homage to France and Monaco's fallen.

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Things to Do


Monaco Art en Ciel
July goes out with a bang as the first two dates of the International Musical Fireworks competition are hosted towards the end of the month. The competition showcases displays from some of the finest firework manufacturers from across Europe. As well as the stunning visual displays, participants are also marked on the rhythm and melody of the whole spectacle. For the best views of the fireworks, hire a boat and watch them from the water.

Monaco Open-Air Cinema
While you are in Monaco, it would be a shame to miss out on experiencing Europe's largest outdoor cinema. The Monaco Open-Air Cinema welcomes guests each evening throughout the month of July with a different film every night. A varied programme that includes new releases as well as some classics, most of the films will be in VO (Version Original), so in English with French subtitles.

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Bars & Clubs


One thing's for sure, you won't have far to go to find a cold glass of rosé to take the heat out of the day, whatever you've been up to. A variety of bars, beach clubs and port side restaurants will happily welcome you with live music, acoustic sets and much more.

Monaco's nightlife can be exclusive and sometimes elusive, take a look at our guide to make the most of this glittering principality.

The beach club is a quintessential Monaco experience, from the uber-swanky to the family friendly ones, they range in character and price, so pick one that suits your tastes and budgets.

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Although it may seem that July is the month of evening entertainment and music, you shouldn't forget that there are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the day. Monaco is a wonderful choice for a holiday in July – check our Events Calendar for a full rundown and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotels page.

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