What To Do In Your Downtime At The Monaco Grand Prix?24 May
It's the one they all dream about. The one drivers want to win, and the one that fans want to visit. Here's how to make the most of your visit to Formula 1's jewel in the crown, the Monaco Grand Prix.
The famous streets of Monte Carlo provide one of the most picturesque and yet toughest races to win on the F1 calendar. It's therefore an event glimmering in tension and excitement, so the race weekend is already one motorsport fans know how to lap up when cars hit the track.
In the downtime around the glamour of the big event, the gorgeous Côte d’Azur still attracts a plethora of activities and things to enjoy on your visit. In fact, for those still needing a fix of automotive beauty, you can head to the nearby car collection of Prince Rainier III for just an extra 8 Euros. What do you get? Over 100 cars are on display at the exhibit, including some stunning machines from the 50s and 60s, and a vast variety of technical F1 displays.
Those staying close to the circuit have the luxury of the harbour - somewhere Kimi Raikkonen famously wound down during the 2006 race after an early retirement - and the classic Opéra de Monte-Carlo Casino if you’re feeling lucky. Turn 4 overlooks the casino square, and grandstand B is a great place for the race with its superb backdrop.
The roads around Monaco away from the circuit have their own beauty, and are one not to be missed if you have transport on hand. Similarly, those staying in Nice hotels have a gorgeous setting to wind down and take in the relaxing experience, with the popular beach and 7km Promenade des Anglais right on your doorstep if you fancy a relax or a dip in the Mediterranean.
Back to Monte Carlo, Larvotto Beach is your choice of sandy solitude, while those into a more active style of living may take the climb up Tête de Chien to sample a truly tremendous view. Sportscar experiences and French Riviera boat trips or hires can also be made for an extra thrill ride.
For a culinary experience, try the local delicacies such as a barbajuan at any number of nearby restaurants of varying budgets. The circuit itself passes by a selection of these, while the bakeries in Monaco are well worth a bite.
Love a party? Well you're in the right place! The Monaco GP is well renowned for nightlife, and there is no better place to party than on a super yacht in the harbour. Over the weekend, lavish parties, fashion shows and charity auctions that start from Friday and show no signs of slowing down - many drivers gathering when the weekend reaches its conclusion.
It's all about you when it comes to the Monaco GP experience, but it'll be one you won't forget. Missed your booking for this year? No problem - contact us and secure your experience with Red Eye Events in 2023!