Annual fair starts Friday, security checks at entrances

Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior explaining security measures in place during the fair. Photo © Communication / Charly Gallo
Patrice Cellario, Minister of Interior explaining fair’s security measures. Photo ©Communication/ Charly Gallo

Security will be increased this year for the popular annual “Foire Attractions”, which opens October 21 at 7 pm and runs until Monaco’s National Day, November 19, in Port Hercules.

Due to security checks at the entrances and the likelihood of queues forming, Minister of Interior Patrice Cellario has announced that steps will be taken to minimise the risk to pedestrians who may spill over on to the road along blvd Albert 1er.

Traffic restrictions will come into force between rue Princesse Caroline streets and rue Suffren Reymond, and a number of parking spaces will be suspended. The measures are intended to enhance security on the thoroughfares as well as inside the fair itself, so that all those who visit the 80 stalls, rides and attractions – organised by the Town Hall – can enjoy it to the full.

The fair is open from Sunday to Thursday, 10 am to 11 pm and Friday and Saturday until midnight (1 am on November 18).