We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to watching one of the most illustrious sporting events on the planet – the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 – in the Principality.
The emphatic cheers of fans and roaring engines of the Monaco GP may still be months away, but with such high demand for Monaco Grand Prix 2020 packages, it’s already time to plan next year’s trip. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best venues from which to catch the action in Monaco. From the sundeck of a luxury superyacht to an affordable – or even free! – ticket in a little-known location, these viewing platforms will ensure you experience the event with the insight of those competing.
Top-range spots to watch the Monaco Grand Prix 2020
1) Monaco Grand Prix 2020 Superyacht Experience
For a unique view of the Grand Prix – Monaco 2020 – and a truly luxurious environment from which to enjoy the race, charter a superyacht and get close to the action from Port Hercule. Entertain guests, hold corporate events and make the most of being in the heart of the action. The most extravagant after-parties light up the night’s sky with their glamour; you’ll be perfectly placed to socialise, network and dance into the night.
Bear in mind that while weekly Monaco Grand Prix superyacht charters cost upward of €100,000, an Amber Lounge superyacht experience can be bought for a fraction of the price. A 2-day VIP yacht experience is available from €4,100.
2) Hôtel de Paris
The legendary Hotel de Paris offers deluxe viewing suites for guests keen to enjoy superb views over Casino Square during the Monaco Grand Prix 2020. Extensively upgraded in 2014, the Hotel de Paris is in the epicentre of all the action, offering a sumptuous spot to take in all the action.
The Hotel de Paris is home to the Garnier Suite and the Casino Square Suite – regarded as two of the most premier race viewing locations in Monaco. Both of these spectacular venues include access to the Garden Terrace, a fantastic spot located trackside where you can watch the race cars enter Casino Square before racing downhill towards Mirabeau Corner.
Book a stay at the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo for four nights from € 14,250 and enjoy perks as part of the exclusive Grand Prix package. Just stopping by? Chef Franck Cerrutti’s menu, awarded one Michelin star, invites you to taste the Mediterranean in the hotel’s Le Grill restaurant on the 8th floor.
3) Fairmont Hotel
Located in the heart of Monaco, the Fairmont Hotel allows its guests to get close to the hairpin action during the Monaco Grand Prix 2020. Each year the hairpin bend pushes drivers to their limits, making it one of the most exciting corners of the race. Formerly known as the Lowes bend, at the Fairmont you can view the entry, apex, and exit of one of the most famous corners in Formula 1 racing.
A 4-night stay in a Fairmont room with a garden view starts from € 7,990. Price includes a daily buffet breakfast, access to the rooftop terrace overlooking the famous Hairpin Turn and special Grand Prix welcome amenities.
4) Ermanno Palace
The ultimate race viewing apartment for the Monaco Grand Prix 2020, in the Ermanno Palace’s VIP Suite you can enjoy views over more than half of the famed Monaco Grand Prix race circuit, including the tunnel exit, Chicane, Tabac Corner, Sainte Devote Corner, and the Beau Rivage. The suite’s amply sized terrace offers space for all, while inside caterers provide a sumptuous buffet lunch, and an open bar offers free-flowing Champagne, selected spirits wines, and beers.
5) Hotel Hermitage
The stunning Belle Epoque Hotel Hermitage boasts world-class service and some of the finest amenities in Monaco. The Midi Terrace and the Midi Terrace VIP Suite is where to book for the Grand Prix Monaco 2020, offering wonderful views of the race’s first corner, the Beau Rivage Straight, and the Sainte Devote Corner.
Book a stay at the Hotel Hermitage as part of an exclusive GP package from € 2,475 per night. Visiting for the day? Head to the lively Paddock Lounge, with its breathtaking view of Port Hercule and the rise of Ostend, and watch the race live on giant screens. Enjoy delicious buffet food from 9 am to 6 pm, dance to DJ sets, and soak up the ambience.
6) Joel Robuchon at the Metropole Hotel
This legendary two-starred Michelin restaurant at the Metropole Hotel is located trackside and offers an exhilarating spot to take in all the action and soak up Monaco’s unique atmosphere during the GP. Monaco Grand Prix 2020 packages allow you to enjoy race day coupled with legendary service and cuisine – on the 22nd and 23rd of May, experience an extra-special menu created by chef Christophe Cussac for €2,000 per person, drinks included (1⁄2 bottle of wine and mineral water).
Watch as drivers exit world-famous Casino Square and then race directly past the Joel Robuchon terrace before heading on to tackle Mirabeau Corner. A series of screens are erected for race day along the terrace, so guests don’t miss a moment of the action. The hotel also offers luxurious packages for a four-night stay during the Grand Prix, with prices starting from €11,900.
2016 marked the first time for years that it was possible to view the race from La Rascasse, but it has been an iconic venue ever since. The bar features unique views around the inside the track, between the pit-lane and the paddock, giving guests a unique insight into what goes on behind the scenes.
Indeed, guests will feel in the midst of all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 as cars race around the perimeter of the building, while from the first floor viewing balconies guests will be able to directly look down on the cockpit of the cars. Enjoy all the action with a full lunch buffet and free-flowing drinks, while early birds will enjoy light breakfast snacks. Post-race, La Rascasse is the place to party!
8) Rent a property in Monaco overlooking the GP Circuit
With great knowledge of the local market, a property rentals agent will be able to find the right fit for your Monaco Grand Prix 2020 experience. Real estate in Monaco provides many rental options for the Grand Prix, presenting anything from one-bedroom apartments overlooking the race track, to penthouses steps away from Monte Carlo Casino offering glorious views.
An apartment with two en-suite bedrooms and a terrace overlooking the Formula 1 race track starts at around €12,000 for the Grand Prix weekend.
9) Le Shangri-La Building
The 10th floor offers one of the best spectator experiences at the Grand Prix. Panoramic views include the pit lane, the straight to the Casino, the chicane at the exit of the tunnel, Port Hercule and the Rascasse corner.
The VIP Monaco Grand Prix 2020 package includes all day long catering, including a gourmet buffet, an open Champagne bar, dedicated service, and a flat-screen TV so as you don’t miss any of the action.
1) La Marée
Feast on some of the finest seafood in Monaco while soaking up all the action of race day, with 180 degrees views over the sea, the Port Hercule, the Prince’s Palace and, most importantly, the Grand Prix track.
Monaco Grand Prix 2020 packages at La Maree will include all-day access including breakfast from 10am, lunch and a quantified open bar between 10am and 5pm, perfect for making the most of the festivities!
2) Café de Paris
Situated in the heart of Casino Square, Cafe de Paris is right in the centre of all the action! Watch the cars screech by during the Grand Prix Monaco 2020 from a reserved table in the Salon Bellevue, or from the ground floor Brasserie and Terrace.
The Thursday fare will include a €95 Brasserie Menu and a €130 Bellevue Buffet, while the Friday brings a sumptuous “à la carte” Brasserie Grand Prix special. Saturday offers a divine €190 Brasserie Buffet menu and a €340 Bellevue Buffet, while Sunday delivers a sumptuous €290 Brasserie Menu for all to enjoy, and all offerings include a drink.
3) Beau Rivage Race Viewing Package
Located on Avenue d’Ostende, the Beau Rivage Terraces offers an upgrade from the grandstands with the comforts of a hostess, WC, and other conveniences. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch, and selection of drinks, as well as tea, coffee, and canapes throughout the day during the Monaco Grand Prix 2020, all coupled with fabulous race day views.
Opt for a lower floor terrace to be close to the race day action, or opt for a higher terrace for a panoramic view of the circuit.
4) Caravelles Rooftop
The Caravelles Rooftop offers one of the best views of the Monaco Grand Prix 2020, enabling visitors to see almost the whole harbour circuit, including the start-finish straight, the pit lane, the straight up to the casino, the straight from the tunnel to the chicane, and the chicane at grandstand E.
On this luxury terrace you will also be able to enjoy first-class catering, including breakfast, a warm and cold buffet lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits, and an open bar. A giant TV screen ensures you don’t miss out on a single moment of the exhilarating race. Caravelles offers a number of Monaco Grand Prix 2020 packages, including single or multi-day passes. Tickets from €415.
There are a range of grandstands located around the circuit, including near the casino, the Bureau De Tabac, the pool complex, and the Rascasse area. The main straight offers views from the final turn all the way up to the first turn.
All grandstand seats at the Grand Prix Monaco 2020 include unobstructed views of the track, reserved seating, and a view of the giant screen. Note, that all grandstands are uncovered – luckily the Grand Prix is usually blessed with beautiful weather. Tickets start from €72.
2) La Rocher
La Rocher offers a wide panoramic view extending from the exit of the tunnel all along the waterfront and then right down to the lower end of the grid and pit lane entrance. Be warned though, as La Rocher covers a large area, is unseated, and if you want the best views of the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 you need to get there early. Watch here from €32.
3) The Exotic Gardens
Spectators may technically still have to pay to enter the Exotic Gardens, but once inside they are treated to glimpses of the Monaco Grand Prix 2020. The entrance fee is no more than usual – just €7.20.
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1) Tete de Chien
Tete de Chien, the dramatic 450-metre rock which overlooks the Principality, offers panoramic views of Monaco so what better way to gain a glance of the Grand Prix Monaco 2020? Things you’ll need: A pair of binoculars.
2) Stewarding opportunities at the Monaco Grand Prix 2020
Why not apply for steward opportunities at the event? As well as working at the iconic event, stewarding agencies offer great rates.
3) Place d’Armes
The family-friendly Place d’Armes will be exclusively dedicated to Monaco Grand Prix 2020 spectators between Thursday 21st May and Sunday 24th May.
Various activities will be taking place in the square, including live music and interviews with drivers. Become a tire change expert in the Tire Change Training or learn about the Circuit de Monaco and F1 racing at the miniature circuit simulator.
Getting To The Monaco Grand Prix 2020
1) Private Chauffeur
Luxury car rentals in Monaco provide professional chauffeurs dedicated to meeting your needs, offering utmost comfort and security for the duration of your stay. Experienced chauffeurs come with a wealth of local and cultural knowledge, adding a special touch to your Monaco Grand Prix 2020 visit.
2) Helicopter transfer to the Monaco Grand Prix 2020
The easiest way to get to the centre of Monaco for the Grand Prix is by helicopter transfer from Nice to Monaco. Save time using the helicopter to arrive at your destination in just seven minutes. Special round trip rates are offered during the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 weekend.
3) Public transport at the Monaco Grand Prix 2020
Monaco bus services offer five routes and operate seven days a week, providing extensive coverage within Monaco. A single journey costs €2. The service offers a convenient mobile app to help you catch the next bus from your nearest stop. It is available within the Apple AppStore as well as on Google Play.
The 100 bus which is operated by Lignes D’Azur, runs between Nice – Monaco – Menton at a cost €1.50 for a single trip. The service offers excellent value and scenic travel along the Riviera. Busses operate every 15 minutes during the day.
Rail services to the Monaco Grand Prix 2020
Monaco Monte-Carlo rail station is conveniently located close to the Monaco Grand Prix 2020 race track, with escalator services to Port Hercule. Trains operate on a regular basis to and from Nice by SNCF. The journey between Nice and Monaco lasts between 20-30 minutes and tickets start from €2.50 each way.
We’re already so excited for the Grand Prix – Monaco 2020, here we come!