The ultimate way to enjoy Monaco is to hire a yacht during the Grand Prix. Charter a yacht and arrange for a berth to get the complete Monaco experience.

Hire a yacht on the French Riviera for the Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is an amazing spectacle which runs every year. It is the jewel of the Formula 1 calender. It is regarded as the most difficult of all the Formula 1 race tracks in the season. With little opportunities to overtake, this means that the drivers will make some daring moves where they can,Every year it is sure to attract thousands of tourists to Monaco and millions of viewers across the globe. Many people like to hire a yacht for this occasion and soak up the speedy atmosphere as the cars whizz around the port Hercules.

It truly is one of the best, if not the best event and party of the year on the Cote d’Azur. Many people buy a one day ticket, Sunday being the most popular day for the Monaco Grand Prix race day. Others buy a weekend ticket and take the chance to explore Monaco and the surrounding area, Saint Tropez and Cannes if a whole weekend of fast paced cars gets a bit too much! There are options for everybody.

There are 5 star hotels which are out of this world for the high end of the market and there are some more affordable hotels available for those within a budget. Others choose the luxury of a charter yacht and either reserve a berth in the port (a service 212 Yachts can arrange) at the heart of all the activity, while other yacht prefer to drop anchor and keep distance from other yachts, hence less noisy and more private.

Parking and Transport during the Monaco Grand Prix


During the event, driving and parking in Monaco and Monte Carlo is a challenge. We recommend against it also because much of the Monaco roadway is closed off for the event.


There are regular trains from Nice to Monte Carlo which only take about 20-25 mins. The circuit is only a few minutes walk from the train station. The train is the most efficent form of transport, cutting out traffic and the difficulty of finding parking. It is also quite cost efficient (depending on where you are are travelling from).


A taxi from Nice takes 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. However, be warned as taxis are infamous for charging extortinate prices. UBER can also be a suitable option, depending on availability.


For those who are staying in the surrounding Monaco area, walking is the best option by far. With both the weather being usually quite dry and the warm Mediterranean breeze being blown across Monaco, why would you not walk to the racetrack?

Monaco Grand Prix Accommodation

The beautiful area of Circuit de Monaco is situated on the waterfront of Port Hercule in Monte Carlo. It has earned the city of Monaco a reputation as the most glamorous Formula 1 location. Monte Carlo is hugely dependent on tourism and therefore has many hotels are situated close to the circuit. However, these hotels may come at a big price and some might find them too expensive. Be sure to also book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. The Grand Prix attracts hundreds of race fans every year so it is important to keep this in mind.

An alternative may be to stay in one of the many available accommodation options in Nice. This is where the nearest international airport is. It has a lot more options available to all sorts of budgets and is easy to get to and from Monaco (see the above options).

Why Hire a Yacht During the Monaco GP

However, If you would like to hire a yacht for the event, then you don’t need to worry about hotels, transport, etc! You can just get on board and enjoy this annual event from the comfort fo your luxurious charter vessel. Your every need can be seen to by the ever-present crew, who’s only concern is your happiness.

If you book with us early enough, we can help you to book one of the coveted race track berths! These spots are reserved for the “who’s who”, but it could be you. They are literally the best seats in the house. To relax on the aft of your luxury superyacht, by the track, a glass of champagne in your hand, being waited on hand and foot by the amazing yacht crew… that is the dream. Well if you it could be a reality. Charter a yacht with 212 Yachts today and we can help you to organise the experience of a lifetime.

Please note: It is recommended that you bring some ear defenders or protection as the sound of the cars can get very loud!

If you would like to rent a boat for a day or hire a yacht charter please contact us and we will do our very best to guide you in the right way!

Written by

Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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