In this article we will tell you all about the ten best terraces in the Principality with a great view of the Formula 1 races.
One of the most significant and symbolic events for Monaco, the Formula-1 Monaco Grand Prix is about to start. Thousands of tourists from all over the world come to the Principality to see the legendary race. Many hotels, restaurants and residences in Monaco rent out their terraces for the duration of the event. We have made a compilation of terraces offering the best view of the famous track.
On top of the exciting sight, the guests will have a champagne bar open all day, with a wide selection of snacks, wines and other drinks all served by attentive staff, with large plasma screens and much more. The terraces each give a different atmosphere, of course. The upper floors let the guests enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the race and of Monaco, while the lower floors, in close proximity to the track, give you a real racing thrill.
Shangri-La is located in Port Hercule. It has several terraces offering stunning views of the finish line, and an exceptional panorama of the Rascasse and the bay. From this viewpoint, you can see pit-stop boxes where race cars undergo their maintenance. The building is located on Princess Grace street, right next to the Formula-1 track.
The terrace offers as well views over the starting grid, over the swimming pool & harbour, breakfast, lunch and snacks served all day including open bar, selection of Champagne, fine wines, selected spirits beers and soft drinks, souvenir lanyards, VIP passes & programmes.
Heracles has terraces on its different floors and the roof top terrace. The guests thus have an exceptional opportunity to watch the start line of the Formula-1. This is a wonderful view of the Sainte Devote turn, the Formula-1 slope, the exit from the tunnel, the port with its snow-white yachts and the famous Rascasse turn. The Heracles terraces are also home to the Royal Box where most award ceremonies are traditionally held.
The Caravelle residence has the most favourable position with a view of the Sainte Devote turn. Here you can easily see the slope of the Formula-1 track, the huge screen, the exit from the tunnel and the Rascasse turn. These terraces offer an 80% view of the total track. Caravelle is one of the most sought-after places among the connoisseurs. The Roof of Caravelles has a reputation as one of the premier VIP spots to watch the Monaco Grand Prix with refreshing Austrian style catering.
The Beau Rivage terrace on Avenue d’Ostende offers one of the best views of the race. That’s where you can see the drivers bring their cars to the ultimate speed and overtake their rivals, which is a very difficult task elsewhere on the track. From here, you can clearly see the start/finish line, Sainte Devote turn, the huge screen on the Avenue d’Ostende and the Rascasse turn.
The guests can also enjoy the harborur view with the most luxurious yachts all coming to Monaco to watch the competitions. The Beau Rivage will surely give you an unforgettable impression of the cars racing unbelievably close to the terrace.
The Panorama is located at the corner of Sainte-Devote and offers breathtaking views of this legendary part of the route, the port and the casino. The two terraces on the 12th and 16th floors are open to the public. They offer a view of the Sainte-Devote turn, the Casino road, the famous chicane in the port and the pool side entrance.
Today most of these terraces are likely booked, but you can try your luck and find a place through their managing agencies.
During the Formula 1, many cafes and restaurants located in close proximity to the track are also renting out their terraces. Surely, they will give you a much different feel of the Formula-1, but guests are also offered an entertainment programme and a huge selection of gastronomic delights. If you see the Formula-1 as a holiday with a special atmosphere, check out these summer terraces.
La Rascasse is an ideal place to watch the race cars fly over the Rascasse turn. From 25 to 28 May, guests are welcomed here starting from the morning, with a special finger-food breakfast followed by a music programme featuring different DJs. Located on a turn in the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix circuit, this legendary venue is where club-goers congregate for DJ battles, DJ sets, live music, salsa nights and acoustic duos. You can book your seats by phone +377 98 06 16 16
Cafe de Paris
A Breakfast at Cafe de Paris with a view of the Casino Square is a special occasion on any day. The most speedy racing cars driven by their legendary drivers just a few steps away from your table will make your morning even more exceptional. On Friday, Cafe de Paris will offer a three-course menu for lunch for the price of 155 euros for adults, drinks not included, and a special menu for the dinner at a price of 200 euros for adults, drinks not included.
On Saturday, a lunch on the terrace will consist of three-course meal for 460 euros for adults (1/2 bottle of wine and mineral water included) and a dinner with a unique menu for 250 euros for adults, drinks not included.
On Sunday, the final race day, there is another three-course menu for lunch for 1 500 euros for adults (1/2 bottle of wine and mineral water included). You can book your seats by phone +377 98 06 76 23.
Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alleno
The legendary Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo is delighted to bring you a restaurant that is rewriting the fine dining rulebook. Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno is a home from home and a social hub; it is a moment of serenity. Pavyllon Monte-Carlo, a restaurant by Yannick Alléno has a strikingly local culinary identity. Yannick Alléno’s menu features a host of culinary delights made with the finest local ingredients, dressed and seasoned like never before, infused with his skill, and guided by his surroundings.
During the race days, the restaurant will delight its visitors with special menus.
On Friday May 26 dinner menu Grand Prix will cost 450 euros for adults and it will include hors d’œuvre, starter, second starter, main course, second course, dessert and second dessert.
The Grand Prix lunch menu on Saturday May 27 will consist of starter, second starter, main course, second course and dessert and will cost 450 euros for adults.
Finally, on the day of the main race, on Sunday May 28 the Grand Prix lunch menu at Pavyllon Monte-Carlo will consist of starter, main course and dessert and will cost 1250 euros for adults.
To book your experience with the newest Monaco restaurant you can call: +377 98 06 98 98.
Enjoy a delicious, nutritious lunch between races at L’Hirondelle. This year, Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo is inviting guests to join them for the occasion, and serving a delicious, nutritious lunch from 26 to 28 May 2023!
On Friday 26 May the proposed three-course menu for 150 euros for adults includes ½ bottle of water, ½ bottle of wine and coffee.
On Saturday 27 May the restaurant will offer welcome drinks: tea, coffee, fruit juice and pastries, a set menu: 3 courses with ½ bottle of water, ½ bottle of wine and coffee and a refreshment break: tea, coffee, fruit juice and petits-fours. The price is 295 euros for adults.
On the final day of the Monaco Grand Prix, on Sunday 28 May, you can enjoy at L’Hirondelle a glass of Champagne on arrival, taste a set menu: 3 courses with ½ bottle of water, ½ bottle of wine and coffee, have a refreshment break: tea, coffee, fruit juice and petits-fours and a glass of Champagne to toast the victory. All this is for the price of 740 euros per person.
Hotel de Paris
The legendary Hotel de Paris invites you to enjoy the famous race in its legendary Bar Américain. It only reveals a part of the Formula-1 track, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is unforgettable. During the Grand Prix weekend, Bar Américain offers you an interesting music programme. As for its culinary masterpieces, they will make your experience of watching Formula-1 even more enjoyable. Please book your seats in advance.
You can also enjoy four exceptional days at Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo or Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo. Imagine yourself in the famous Place du Casino grandstand and let yourself be carried away by the incomparable ambiance of the Grand Prix. The stay will cost you from 2,830 euros per night during the big event. This exceptional packages will also include 2 tickets Grandstand on Casino square on Friday 26 May, Saturday 27 May & Sunday 28 May 2023 and an invitation for two to the Drinks with F1 Legends on Friday 26 May 2023 at Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.
Every year the Hotel Fairmont makes you an offer not to be missed. This is where you can see the so-called “hairpin” turn of the Monaco track.
Moreover you can join the after parties organized by the Lilly’s Club which is taking over the prestigious Fairmont Monte Carlo Salle d’Or to host the biggest after parties of Monaco’s Grand Prix 2023. Taking place from the 25th till the 28th of May, Lilly’s Club will be holding four unmissable and star-studded parties with performances by world class artists. Entirely decorated and featuring a state-of-the-art light system, Lilly’s Club stretches over 1400 m2, making it Monaco’s biggest club. Starting on Thursday 25 with a DJ set by Jamie Jones, Lilly’s Club will feature international artists & special guests every night.
Please check the details at: www.fairmont.com
So, whether you are checking out the view of Formula 1 from the ten best terraces or enjoying a restaurant or hotel experience, this year’s race will be an unforgettable one!