Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo and Régine

It was in 1970 whilst performing on stage in Monaco where she was directing a show for the first time that Régine fell in love with Monaco. That year, the Monaco audience, renowned for being blasé and hard-to-please, gave her a standing ovation.

A year later, collaboration between Régine and the Société des Bains de Mer gave rise to a night club which was to become one of the world’s most famous nightspots: Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo.

The press release issued at the time emphasised Régine’s unparalleled capacity to draw American, Italian and Parisian jet-setters to Monaco. The most impressive part, however, was perhaps the venue itself: a nightclub right at the water’s edge with an architectural design that showcased light and the curved shapes so typical of the era.

A few years later, Jimmy’z moved from the edge of the lagoon to the brand new Monte-Carlo Sporting Club inaugurated in 1975. It was here, amid the extravagant architecture with a deliberately 70s feel that Jimmy’z acquired its renown.

It is within these very same walls, renovated to accommodate contemporary styles, that Jimmy’z Sporting Monte-Carlo perpetuates its living legend. The music, decor and generations of club-goers may change, but Jimmy’z is still there, undoubtedly for a long time to come.

1973 - Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan and Michel Sardou
1973 - Johnny Hallyday, Sylvie Vartan and Michel Sardou
1976 - Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Paul Belmondo & Charles Gerard
1976 - Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Paul Belmondo & Charles Gerard
1976 - Régine and Johnny Hallyday
1976 - Régine and Johnny Hallyday
1979 - Francoise Sagan and Massimo Gargia
1979 - Francoise Sagan and Massimo Gargia
1982 - Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
1982 - Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal
1985 - Régine, Boris Becker and Paul Anka
1985 - Régine, Boris Becker and Paul Anka
1988 - Liza Minnelli
1988 - Liza Minnelli
1993 - During Carnival, at Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - During Carnival, at Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - During Carnival, in front of Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
1993 - During Carnival, in front of Jimmy'z Sporting Monte-Carlo
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