The Grimaldi Forum is the cultural centre of Monaco, named after the historic reigning Grimaldi family of Monaco, the Grimaldi.
It is situated in the Larvotto district, on Avenue Princess Grace, right next to the Jardin Japonais, in a rather interesting design of concrete, glass and steel which was established in 2000 by Prince Rainier III and Prince Albert.
It is home to several events, seminars, congresses, conventions, trade shows, gala dinners, shows, operas, ballets, concerts, festivals and exhibitions. The forum is composed of a theatre, auditoriums, conference rooms and catering areas.
Each year the Grimaldi Forum organises large exhibitions from July. Some of the most well-known events that have been held in the Grimaldi Forum include the Top Marques Monaco, one of the most important luxury fairs in the world, with supercars, yachts, helicopters, motorcycles, fashion, watches, jewellery, art and even real estate. It has also hosted the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, known for rewarding the best international television productions.
A visitor’s favourite exhibition is that of the famous artist Salvador Dalí, known for his surrealism and expressionism techniques. You will learn a lot about his life and his work through an audio-guide and detailed descriptions for each of his works. Videos and films are also provided which demonstrate all of Dalí’s works.
You will also have the opportunity to discover an exhibition dedicated to tiaras, some very beautiful pieces with a real detail in the scenography as well as a jewellery exhibition in which you will find some very interesting detailed descriptions of each piece.