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The Monaco Grand Prix: where to enjoy the best views

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. 20 May 2021 sees the 78th edition of the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, 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.

#1 In the heart of the circuit…

Thanks to its unique location actually inside the race circuit, the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo offers front row views of the race in the beating heart of the Grand Prix. From the terrace, enjoy uninterrupted views of one of the race’s most exciting straight stretches.

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#2 Get up close to the cars…

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.

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#3 Viewed from above…

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 Franck Cerutti for the occasion. The Grand Prix from the sky...

#4 Adrenaline and zen…

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.

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#5 Place your bets…

Situated on the legendary Fairmont bend, this hair-pin must be navigated very carefully. To make sure you don’t miss a single moment, watch from the bleachers - a very festive atmosphere is guaranteed! Do you dare bet on who will win the race? Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo or Lewis Hamilton - who do you fancy for the podium? Unless the young Monegasque Charles Leclerc steals the show...

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#6 Atmosphere first…

For those who want to fully experience all the thrills of this special day, the bleachers at Port Hercule and the K Grandstand will guarantee unforgettable memories. 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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#7 Why choose?

For hardcore Formula 1 fans then the Golden Pass is a must. A VIP pass specially designed by the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer giving exclusive access to the race’s most strategic viewing venues. Enjoy the VIP balcony at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the deck of the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo, the gardens of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, as well as admission to the Paddock Lounge of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo situated by the starting line. And not forgetting the many benefits that await you in the bars and restaurants at the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer. Exclusive and very limited offer, the Pass is only available to guests staying at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo or the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo.


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