Located only steps away from the Hôtel de Paris and the Casino Square, the Opera of Monaco was inaugurated on January 25th 1879 as the jewel of the Casino of Monte-Carlo. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Opera and its enchanting Terraces were built by French architect Charles Garnier, who conceived the Paris Opera House, with the highest degree of luxury and decoration, combining three types of gold and a steel beam structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
The “Terraces of the Opera of Monte-Carlo” have welcomed the most prestigious and historic events of the Principality:
- in 1966, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace attended the Ball of the Century, to celebrate Monte Carlo’s 100th anniversary.
- in 2011, the Salle Garnier and its Terraces welcomed the Monaco’s Princely Couple wedding dinner reception.
- since September 2017, the Monte-Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean
To preserve the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and of the Belle Epoque Salle Garnier, the Foundation has developed with TUFF Productions, a unique concept of Igloo cristal tent to provide the attending guests with the experience of the essence of Monaco’s glamour.