If you’re lucky enough to be headed to the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May, you’ll want to make the most of your weekend and soak up all the sights. Here’s our definitive guide to making the most of your time at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Where you stay will very much depend on how much you have to spend, but it can make all the difference to your visit. If you’ve got a decent budget, staying in Monaco itself will allow you to soak up more of the atmosphere. Otherwise, Nice is just down the road and is a fabulous town in its own right.
For those on a tighter budget, The Mirror has some great tips how to reduce the cost of a weekend at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Where to watch the race
There’s a whole host of places you can watch the race from, and like with accommodation, your choices will only be limited by your budget.
You can buy tickets for many of the stands that are erected around streets through which the race is run. Some hotels also offer a great vantage point, and you don’t have to be staying there to take advantage. If you have a serious budget to blow, tickets on one of the yachts that are moored at key vantage points around the course are a must.
Edge Global Events can arrange the F1 Paddock Club in Monaco for you. Any trip to a Formula 1 event is sure to be memorable, but the F1 Paddock Club Monaco offers a real VIP experience.
If you can’t afford tickets to watch the race itself, why not take a walk round the two-mile track on Friday afternoon when racing finishes early?
Where to party
In addition to the race itself, there’s also a very glamorous party scene surrounding the Grand Prix. There is a raft of yacht parties that you can buy tickets for, as well as the famous party at the Amber Lounge.
Of course, while the Grand Prix is likely to be the main focus of your trip, there are other things to see and do on a trip to Monaco. The area surrounding Prince’s Palace, for example, offers exceptional views of the principality.