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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. 25 May 2023 sees the 80th 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…

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 in the gardens of the famous 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

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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…

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 Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Do you dare to bet on the winner of the race? Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton or the Monegasque Charles Leclerc: make your predictions!  

Grand prix historique de Monaco 2022

#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.

"The seats with the best view are located on the bend by the tobacconist’s shop and the double bend by the swimming pool."
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#7 Why choose?

For hardcore Formula 1 fans then the Golden Views 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 Hirondelle restaurant, the Terrasse Midi of the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo and the Terrasse des Jardins of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. 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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