The engines are revving, the flag is lowered and amidst a deafening roar, the most powerful cars in the world hurtle towards the Sainte-Dévote church. 25 May 2023 sees the 80th edition of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, the thrilling motor race created by the Automobile Club de Monaco and supported by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. To enjoy every hair-raising moment of this truly unique race, it is vital to choose the right spot. Preferably at the front with the celebrities... Follow the Guide.
With their unique location inside the circuit, as close as possible to the race, the show is unforgettable when viewed from the restaurants of the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer group. From the terraces of the three-starred Le Louis XV - Alain Ducasse restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and the Salle Empire, or from the Em Sherif restaurant and the iconic Bar Américain, it is here that the dreams of motor sport enthusiasts become reality. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the most intense corners of the course.
Serious motor sport fans will enjoy watching the race from the bar at La Rascasse. With its famous terrace located on a hairpin bend, this restaurant is THE spot to check out the cars and get up close and personal with them. Thrills and atmosphere guaranteed! The ideal venue to watch the race up close including the all-important qualifiers – these selection days are primordial on a circuit where overtaking is - almost - impossible.
Perched on the eighth floor of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Le Grill restaurant offers breathtaking views of the circuit. Think of it as a race control tower with the added benefit of a lunch menu specially created by Chef Dominique Lory for the occasion. The Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco from the sky...
Why not watch the race from a jacuzzi? This is possible at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, a luxury wellness venue whose terrace offers perfect views of the straight stretches of the race from the Port of Monaco. Lovers of fresh produce will enjoy dining at L’Hirondelle, a Mediterranean restaurant with panoramic views of the race circuit.
Located at the end of the François Blanc alley, just a stone's throw from the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Jardins du Buddha-Bar Monte-Carlo promises a festive atmosphere! On the programme, a chic brunch and giant screens to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco. Do you dare to bet on the winner of the race? Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton or the Monegasque Charles Leclerc: make your predictions!
For those who want to fully experience all the thrills of this special day, the bleachers of the Place du Casino de Monte-Carlo as well as the VIP structure installed on the square itself, will offer unique memories to its spectators. The bleachers of the Port Hercule and the K Grandstand will also allow to live an effervescent moment. NB: the seats with the best view are located on the bend by the tobacconist’s shop and the double bend by the swimming pool. An unforgettable experience. The yachts moored in the port also provide front row seats of the race: many charter companies, such as Arthaud Yachting, offer exceptional rental offers allowing you to get close to the race.
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