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Next week from May 23-26, racing enthusiasts from around the world will gather for the 2013 Grand Prix de Monaco, one of the most prestigious car races in the history of car races. Rightfully so, as Monaco is considered a European hub of glamour and luxury.
Since 1929, the country has played host to this historic event with drivers competing on a highly demanding and challenging 3.3 km (2 mile) course. The race is organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco with classic grand prix and sports cars taking on the same track as the modern Formula One cars. Dangerous curves, narrow and bumpy roads, steep hills, and a dark tunnel comprise the circuit, which makes for a very interesting and hair-raising race to witness.
For more information about the race, visit: grand-prix-monaco.com
While in Monaco
Since you’re in Monaco to see cars, why not visit the Exhibition of HSH Prince of Monaco’s Vintage Car Collection? This remarkable collection consists of about 100 cars located at the museum on Terrasses de Fontvieille. Some of the rare classics on display include the Ford Model T 1924, the luxury Spanish Hispano Suiza 1928, a 1929 Bugatti, and Mansell’s historic Grand Prix Ferrari. Last year Prince Albert II auctioned off a portion of this collection in order to make way for new models.
Where to Stay
Luxury Homes – Monaco is home to various sophisticated and elegant estates with stunning views of the French Riviera. If you’re looking to rent a home, Lacosta Properties Monaco are specialists in luxury homes and high quality rental properties.
Apartments Monaco – Monaco is the perfect place for a second home if the Grand Prix de Monaco is an event you will attend on a yearly basis. However, if you prefer a short-term rental of a flat, studio, or penthouse, Lacosta Properties Monaco can also help you find these types of properties to suit your needs.
Luxury Hotels – Refined elegance is the order of the day when staying in a classic hotel in Monaco. Five star hotels such as the Hotel de Paris, Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, and the Hermitage offer a treasure trove of amenities for the astute traveler.
Regardless of where you go or where you stay in Monaco while attending the Grand Prix de Monaco, you can expect the best from this magical destination.