7 Ways to Maximise your Monaco Grand Prix Experience


Buy an Official Ticket Package from F1® Experiences

From grandstand seating to private yacht and terrace viewing, F1® Experiences offers a full range of Official Ticket Packages to the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix. All of our packages offer additional inclusions that you cannot buy anywhere else, including a lunch with 1996 World Champion Damon Hill, the opportunity to meet Williams’ Robert Kubica in our Champions Club at Ermanno Penthouse and more. Secure your Official Ticket Package today.

Stay with F1® Experiences

We’ve secured rooms at some of the best local hotels on Grand Prix weekend. Live it up with a room at the iconic Fairmont Monte Carlo on the famous hairpin of the same name right next to the circuit, or the Columbus Monte Carlo overlooking Fontvieille Harbour, a short walk away. Looking for something a little different? We are also offering Master and VIP Cabins aboard our private tri-deck yacht moored in Monaco harbour. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to a hotel in Monaco itself, we’ve also got rooms in beautiful Nice at the 4-star Mercure Nice Centre Notre Dame and AC Hotel by Marriott Nice. Add one of these hotels to your package and we’ll also ensure you get to and from the circuit each day in comfort. That’s one less thing to worry about so you can focus on getting the most out of your Monaco Grand Prix experience!


Take a Walk Up to Monaco Ville

The best views of Monaco can be found at the top of the huge rock that juts out into the Mediterranean overlooking the city and harbour (see above!) After you’ve admired the stunning views, you can take a tour of the Prince's Palace of Monaco or just walk through the narrow, cobbled streets of the Old Town. Interesting fact: Monaco Ville or Le Rocher (The Rock) is also the location of the cheapest general admission viewing area for the Monaco Grand Prix. You need to get there very early on race day to secure a vantage point through the trees on the side of this very steep hill.

Visit Casino de Monte Carlo

Worth a visit, even if you are not a gambler! The doormen should allow you in to the lobby if you want to get a closer look at one of Europe’s grandest buildings, but you’ll need to pay the 12-15 entrance fee, show your passport and be well dressed (jackets for men, no trainers) to enter the gaming floor itself. If you do enter, be prepared to be blown away by the amounts of money being wagered on roulette, blackjack, poker, baccarat and Trente et Quarante, a game that originated in Italy.

Do a Track Walk

Unlike every other current F1® circuit, the first two practice sessions in Monaco are held on Thursday, rather than Friday. Although there’s no F1 action on Friday, it’s still worth going along to see the Formula 2 feature race, which normally starts around 11am. Entry is free, though the smaller grandstands do fill up quickly. The track is normally opened in the early afternoon, which is the best time to walk a lap of the circuit. Depending on how many times you stop to take pictures, the 3.3-kilometre (2 mile) circuit should take around 1-2 hours to walk around. Aim to finish in the harbour, where you can kick on with some alfresco drinks and do some people watching as the sun sets!

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Check out Nice

Even if you are not staying in Nice, it’s still worth checking out this beautiful French seaside city, just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Monaco. Essential places to see include Vieille Ville (Old Town) with its colourful buildings and narrow winding streets and Castle Hill overlooking the city. Nice is also a heaven for lovers of modern and ancient culture, with some impressive museums and art galleries to check out, including Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Galerie Jean Renoir, Musée Matisse and Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall.

Spend some time on the Riviera

It would be rude to travel to Monaco and not experience a little more of the history, culture and stunning beaches that the Riviera coastline has to offer. Hire a car and get exploring! Picturesque town close to Monaco and Nice on the French side include Antibes, Cannes, Saint Maxime and Saint Tropez on the coast and St Paul-de-Vence, an inland town famous for being an artists’ retreat. To the East, Sanremo on the Italian Riviera is a pretty harbour town with great food, shopping and sandy beaches.

It’s not too late to secure your Official Ticket Package and Accommodation for the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix!