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INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019

WHAT: INTERNATIONAL PYROMELODIC FIREWORK FESTIVAL 2019
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: JULY/AUGUST 2019 (DATES TO BE DETERMINED)
WHERE: MONACO
COST: FREE

The International pyrotechnic competition in Monaco first took place in 1966 and was the first event of its kind. Initially just a pyro competition, it changed to a pyro-melodic competition in 1996 and continues in that format to this day.

Countries compete to thrill the tens of thousands of visitors who gather in the Bay to watch the fireworks explode in the Monegasque skies backed up by a powerful sound system which will ensure that everyone gets to enjoy the full impact of the shows on offer with the perfect marriage of music and pyrotechnics.

Last year the competition became the pyro-melodic event it is today and changed its name to Monaco Arten Ciel.

Café’s and restaurants surround Port Hercule, The Palace and Walls of Fort Antonio so there are plenty of places to meet and greet and many of these have uninterrupted views of the fireworks; so you can sip your champagne, whilst watching the stunning effects.

As with most things, you can do this event either on a budget or as a full spend-fest, depending on what you are looking for:

RESTAURANTS

Blue Bay – French/Mediterranean Cuisine

Quite pricey but as a very special day out, worth every penny with excellent service with taster menus or the full a-la-carte jobby to whet your appetite.

Maison des Pates Monaco – Italian/Mediterranean

This place does a huge range of fresh Italian pasta which the reviews say is second to none. You choose a portion of whichever pasta you want (usually €7 – €10) and then a choice of sauces from €1 for a delicious Bolognese sauce to a creamy salmon sauce for €4.50. Two people can each well for under €30.00.

Sexy Tacos – Mexican (vegetarian/vegan-friendly dishes available)

Reviews for this place are really good and if you want a relatively spicy authentic taste of Mexico, pared back slightly for the European market but if you want a tasty and different meal, get along there as this is ‘the one’.

Les Perles de Monte Carlo – French, seafood specialists, Mediterranean

Specialists in all thing seafood, as they are harbourside and are also wholesale suppliers to the local restaurants. It has an upbeat feel and you can even pick your own lobster.  The restaurant also supplies seafood to local restaurants in the region, so you know it is of the best quality around they even have their own oyster beds! It is not fancy but the food more than makes up for it so if you are a fish and seafood lover, this is THE place to go.

If you are staying in Monaco for a few days, you might want to take in a show – The Beach Boys are in concert over there in July and have been in the entertainment business for over 50-years and are still packing the audiences in.

We will bring you news of the companies participating in the 2019 Firework event as soon as details are available.

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MONACO INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016

WHAT: MONACO INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION 2016
WHEN: 25TH JULY 2016 – 13TH AUGUST 2016
WHERE: EXOTIC GARDEN – PORT HERCULE’S GRAND JETTY, MONTE CARLO
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROMUSICAL COMPETITION

The International Pyromusical Competition gets under way on Port Hercule’s Grand Jetty in the beautiful Monte Carlo Bay on 25th July.

This competition started in 1966 as a firework only competition until 1996 when they introduced music and so the Pyromusical came into being.

The 2016 lineup:

Monday 25th July 2016 Blikas Lithuania

Saturday 30th July 2016 Pirotechnia Minhota Portugal

Saturday 6th August 2016 Howard & Sons Australia

Saturday 13th August 2016 Arthur Rozzi Pirotechnics USA

Once all the competitors have shown their skills, the judging and then the winning display is announced at the latter end of August. The overall winner is honoured with creating the fireworks display which will herald the National Holiday in Monaco on November 18th.

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Monaco International Fireworks Competition 2012

Monaco Fireworks

This competition is one of the finest fireworks celebrations in Europe. The competition was originally created by the Mayor of Monaco in 1966, as part of the Town centenary celebrations and has continued ever since.

In 1996 music and melody were incorporated into the event and since then, they have continued to ensure that the display and music are finitely choreographed.

This is a competition to display a top quality range of pyro and the competing companies have to submit their request beforehand and then the choices are made and the game is on.

A jury of people will select the four companies and then they hold displays on the Cote d’Azur where each summer there are two displays in July at 10.00pm and two in August at 9.30pm.

The competition sees the competitors battle it out for the prestige of becoming the Years best display and this is voted for both by a panel of judges as well as a secondary vote via the internet.

The aerial displays are set off from the Quai Rainier III (the semi-floating breakwater) as the teams hold a 25-minute display to music and they are judged on the most imaginative example of high-quality choreography and effect.

Every five years, the winners from previous competitions battle it out to be the champion.

This year’s successful entrants and their display dates are as follows:

9 July 2012 – 10.00pm – France
19 July 2012 – 10.00pm – Czech Republic
8 August 2012 – 9.30pm – Austria
25 August 2012 – 9.30pm – England

For more information, go to the official website – http://www.monaco-feuxdartifice.mc/

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