Best trendy events to meet the high society in Europe
You want to take part to the most exclusive events in Europe? Buy your tickets for the Grand Prix de Monaco, climb the stairs of the Cannes Film Festival, take part to the Henley Royal Regatta and the Carnival of Venice, or discover the most important fashion designers in Europe by attending the Fashion Week in Paris.
1. Paris Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week is a clothing trade show held semi-annually in Paris, France with Spring / Summer and Autumn / Winter events held each year. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation. Currently, Fashion Week is held in the Carrousel du Louvre, as well as at various other venues throughout the city.
Paris Fashion Week is part of the Big 4 fashion weeks internationally, the others being London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. The schedule begins with New York, followed by London, and then Milan, and ending the events in Paris. (Copyright CC).
2. The Festival de Cannes
In May of each year, the Festival de Cannes takes over the city and tabloids worldwide. Professionals in the cinema industry, international stars and up-and-coming actors rub shoulders with the crowd looking for surprising pictures and encounters. Enjoy as much as you like.
3. The Opera Ball
The Opera Ball, held at Vienna's magnificent State Opera House, is deemed the epitome of ball culture and a top-calibre social event, attracting celebrities from around the globe. This mega event is fully given over to waltzing bliss at a venue where usually opera stars make their big-time stage appearances. The 186 couples dancing the opening polonaise - ladies dressed in white and men in black - experience their "introduction to Viennese society". For others, it is an unforgettable evening at this imposing edifice on Vienna's Ringstrasse Boulevard.
4. The Monaco Grand Prix
The Monaco Grand Prix is a mythical race and all pilots dream to win on the circuit of the Principality. It is the slowest and the most difficult of all circuits in the Formula 1 World Championship.
Winning in Monaco has to earned as the slightest error is fatal in the streets of the Principality. William Grover-Williams won the first Grand Prix of Monaco. There after great names followed such as Schumacher, Senna, Prost, Fangio, Graham Hill.
Coming to the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco is an unforgettable moment that must be anticipated and prepared. (grand-prix-monaco.com).
5. Carnival of Venice
A Carnival of fairy tales, marvels and fantastic natures: the woods, the valleys, the seas, the mountains, the lagoons and the mysterious animal and vegetable creatures inhabiting them.
This year’s Carnival is globalised because, from its origins, each culture has drawn from its heritage of fantasy and fairy tales as a narrative metaphor of life. Humankind has always felt the need to narrate the mystery of nature through fairy tales.
6. The Wimbledon Championships
The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and widely considered the most prestigious.It has been held at the All England Club in London, since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments (Majors), the others being the Australian Open, the French Open (Roland Garros) and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hard court in 1988, Wimbledon is the only Major still played on grass, the game's original surface, which gave the game its original name of "lawn tennis". (Copyright CC).
7. The Venice Biennale
The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance. (Copyright CC).
8. Henley Regatta
Henley Regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose (Copyright CC).
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