With only 5 weeks left to go, if you are a Grand Prix fan and fancy bolting on a few days in the south of France, read on!
Considered to be one of the most prestigious races on the circuit, we think if you are going to 'do' Monaco, you should do it in style.
Your at a glance guide:
First held in 1929
Each circuit is 3.337 kms in length
Most constructors wins - McLaren
Most drivers wins - Aryton Senna
Grand Prix drink of choice: champagne of course!
Talking of champagne at the Grand Prix, thoughts turn back to the US Grand Prix in 2016 when Daniel Ricciardo was on the podium, an Australian whose signature is to drink champagne from his racing boot. He challenged actor Gerard Butler to drink red bull from his other boot, the actor duly obliged. Obviously your choice of drinking vessel is all your own, but worth keeping in mind (unless you wear sandals).
So our suggestion for Monaco in style, via our friends at Edge Global:
7th Floor Ermanno Palace:
Enjoy panoramic views of 70% of the circuit, including the start/finish straight, the action on turn 1, Beau Rivage plus everything from the tunnel exit through to La Rascasse:
- Champagne, wines, premium beer, and all other beverages, throughout the day
- A sumptuous hot & cold 3-course gourmet buffet luncheon, served with fine local wines
- Keep abreast of the action with a giant screen opposite and plasma TV’s in your suite
Saturday & Sunday: £2,450 per person
We say such a thing should be paired with a villa, so are offering Villa C View on Cap Ferrat. Admittedly its a short jaunt down the coast, but presumably with F1 in your taxi drivers veins, it will be a breeze. Fully staffed with housekeepers, chef, concierge and more:
"Located on one of the most scenic and glamourous parts of the French Riviera, Villa C View is an exquisitely stylish and modern property, with the latest technology, set amongst a secluded oasis of tranquillity and privacy.
There are seven individually designed guest bedrooms, complete with bathroom and private terrace. In total there is some 700m² of living area within a property size of 4800m².
There is a spa with sauna, Hammam, shower, indoor exercise pool and massage room and numerous outdoor areas perfect for parties and socialising. Other features include a lift giving access to all floors, integrated audio/visual systems in each bedroom, fully equipped Boffi design kitchen, an expansive salon with 180 degree views and a separate second kitchen (for professional use perfect for functions, with a service lift to the main kitchen)."