Monaco Grand Prix Packages: A Passport to European Elegance

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The mere word Monaco invokes glamour. Known for being the stunning mountainous backdrop for a real-life fairy-tale—the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier III—this tiny country has become a magnet for high fashion, beautiful people, and fast cars. It is a tax haven, and is thus home to many millionaires, including several Formula One drivers. It is 200 hectares of pure glitz, drama, and hedonism that hug a sparkling azure coast.

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It is little surprise, then, that the Monaco Grand Prix is widely considered to be one of the most important and prestigious automobile races in the world, and Monaco Grand Prix packages one of the most sought-after holidays money can buy. Along with the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it forms what is considered to be the “Triple Crown;” the three most famous motor races in the world. Only one driver—Graham Hill—has ever completed the Triple Crown, by winning all three races.

The Monaco Grand Prix is directly linked to the fairy-tale of Princess Grace; her husband once actually won it. When the Gold medal for motor sport was awarded to Prince Rainier III, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) characterised the Monaco Grand Prix as contributing “an exceptional location of glamour and prestige” to motor sport. It has, in fact, been run under the patronage of three generations of Monaco’s royal family: Louis II, Rainier III and Albert II, all of whom have taken a close interest in the race.

The race is held on a narrow course laid out through the streets of Monaco, directly adjacent to the coast, with many elevation changes and tight corners, as well as a tunnel, making it one of the most demanding tracks in Formula One, and also one of the most visually spectacular; those lucky enough to afford Monaco Grand Prix packages typically view the race from above the pit buildings, allowing an ideal vantage point from which to view both the race and the scenery whilst the champagne flows freely.

The after parties are no less famous than the race; the Amber Lounge (a private venue, access to which is obtained via Monaco Grand Prix packages) counts among its prior attendees Lewis Hamilton, Gary Barlow, Elizabeth Hurley, HRH Princess Beatrice of York, Bernie Ecclestone, Richard Branson, David Coulthard, David Furnish, David Walliams, Gerard Butler, and Kim Kardashian. It is one of those rare venues where anyone can mingle with royalty and A-list celebrities, allowing them to live a little fairy-tale of their own.

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