With just days to go until the iconic Monaco Grand Prix, it’s time to make sure you have secured a prime spot on the best Monaco Grand Prix terrace for an unforgettable weekend.
Part of the thrill of the Monaco Grand Prix weekend is watching the competition unfold before your very eyes with a glass of champagne and canapé in hand.
If your own property does not have the luxury of a wide balcony overlooking the circuit on which to throw a massive Monaco Grand Prix party, worry not: we have some alternative suggestions to ensure that your Formula 1 experience is second to none.
Many of the Principality’s residents hire out their private terraces to individuals and companies for the four days of the Grand Prix, which is taking place from May 23 to 26 this year. There are also a number of restaurants – and hotels – offering exceptional vantage points and partying possibilities on their own ‘pop-up’ Monaco F1 terraces.
Heracles Palais is situated on the Port and offers without doubt one of the best Monaco Grand Prix terrace experiences on a number of different floors as well as the pièce de résistance – the roof terrace. From here you will be able to see the start of the race as well as the Sainte Devote turn, the exit from the tunnel and the Rascasse bend. What’s more, you might even see H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco as this is where the Royal Box is traditionally located.
From the luxurious Caravelle Suites, visitors can see almost 80 per cent of the total track – which just goes to show how tight the circuit is. Tickets for this prime viewing spot are hard to come by as Caravelle is one of the most sought-after Monaco F1 terraces.
Another hugely popular Monaco Grand Prix terrace is located in The Panorama building, on the corner of Sainte-Devote. While much of the residence is hired out privately, a number of terraces are open to the public.
This restaurant which is located at the bottom of Avenue d’Ostende is a wonderful alternative to a private terrace, offering visitors the chance to dine on first-class cuisine while watching the race unfold all around them.
The Hotel Fairmont
Last but by no means least is the famous Hotel Fairmont which offers a bird’s eye view of the ‘Fairmont’ hairpin bend located right outside the hotel. There is also an inviting swimming pool and Nikki Beach lounge in which to really let your hair down when the race finishes and the partying begins.