The 74th annual Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is set to take place from the 26th-29th May 2016 in the beautiful city of Monte Carlo. Combining luxury with the timelessness of the automobile industry, this grand event in the F1 calendar is certainly not be missed.
Attracting a huge number of visitors to Monte Carlo every year, accommodation in the city is often far and few to come by. But, as the event is situated less than an hour’s drive from Nice and Cannes, hiring a car with Europcar and staying outside of the city couldn’t be easier.
The Monaco Grand Prix: Celebrating automotive beauty
The Monaco Grand Prix is the most prestigious motor race in the world as well as being one of the most challenging in the international sports calendar.
This annual event attracts thousands of spectators every year to the streets of Monaco to applaud the historical city’s transformation into a Formula 1 race circuit. Despite surprisingly having the smallest lap distance of all races in the calendar (just over two miles in total), race drivers are required to do 78 laps in order to complete the race – the most of any global circuit.
Easily accessible by road
Whether you fly to either Nice or Monte Carlo airport, renting through Europcar is the perfect way to get around town. Hiring a car is stress-free and will allow you to visit this vibrant city in the comfort of your own driving seat. From the city centre, Monte Carlo airport is situated approximately just 9 miles away, whilst Nice airport is 19 miles and Cannes airport is only 27 miles.
A gateway to the spectacular southern coast of France
Although the lavish beauty of Monaco will be sure to blow you away, the city of Monte Carlo is just 40 minutes’ drive from Nice in the South of France. This large city of the Cote d’Azur is packed with stunning shores and fantastic French gastronomy. You can dine in one of the delicious eateries found along the Niçois seafront or even head to the city’s large shopping mall to browse in the wide variety of stores.
If you’re looking for a slightly more luxurious way to spend your weekend in the South of France, you can also cruise over to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, situated just 30 minutes from Monaco, where you can marvel at a very exclusive holiday setting for the rich and famous. Head to its famous port to benefit from brilliant views over the Riviera from an array of lovely terraced café-restaurants where you can indulge in some of the best French culinary delights.