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What's On in Monaco October 2018

Fall for autumn in the small Principality of Monaco

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Pam Williamson | Monaco Editor | Published: 2 Oct 2018

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What's On in Monaco October 2018

The summer is well and truly over. The days are getting shorter and there is a nip in the evening air that means that those nights that we can enjoy dining outside are numbered.

However, for some, autumn is the most charming time of year and can certainly be in the running for the most beautiful season. The red leaves on the trees, the golden glow of the brush and those sunsets that turn the world the pink and purple, this might just be Monaco at its best.

There's lots going on in the Principality throughout October. Here are just some handpicked events.

La Route du Gout

Monaco's favourite organic chef, Paolo Sari, brings us another edition of his bio food festival, La Route du Gout to the Principality. With activities and entertainment for all the family alongside local organic producers and gastronomy, this is a wonderful foodie event.

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Les Gourmand'Eze

Keeping to the gourmet theme, the small town of Eze, just a 15-minute ride from Monaco, is celebrating its annual gastronomic festival, Les Gourmand'Eze. This year, the food festival is dedicated to patisserie and you know nobody creates more beautiful, refined baked goods than the French. Special guests are Michelin-starred chef Michel Roth and award-winning patissier Yann Couvreur famous for his Madagascar vanilla mille-feuille.

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Monte-Carlo Music Masters

The world's most talented pianists will take to the stage in mid-October to compete for the Monte-Carlo Music Masters. This competition is reserved for finalists of international competitions, who will compete for a single award, the Prince Rainier III Prize, worth €30,000. After audition rounds around the world, the selected competitors will compete in three rounds in Monte Carlo.

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eRallye Monte-Carlo

The third edition of the eRallye Monte-Carlo takes place from Nevers to Monaco from October 24th to 28th. Registered within the FIA calendar, this annual event is dedicated to 100% electric and hydrogen cars. They will arrive at the Albert 1er Quai on the night of October 27th 2018 while the prize giving ceremony will take place the next day.

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Funfair

The Funfair rolls into town in mid-October and settles in the Port de Monaco for a month-long stint. Celebrating the Toussaint holidays, there will be merry-go-rounds and amusement rides plus over 80 stalls and the obligatory candy floss.

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Sportel Awards

The Sportel Awards 2018 will bring together some of the biggest names in the sporting world to the Principality on October 23rd. The ceremony will take place at the Grimaldi Forum under the Honorary Presidency of Prince Albert II of Monaco. There are two main awards: the Golden Podium Competition rewards the most beautiful sports sequences of the year, while the Sports Book Competition rewards the best sports books of the year.

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You may prefer just to sit in a cafe or bar around Port Hercule and watch the world go by, or even to visit one of the many art galleries and museums. Whatever you feel like doing, don't forget to check out our hotel and restaurant listings for the best deals and fall for autumn in Monaco.

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