Beyond F1: Monaco’s lesser-known Sporting Events

Thought Formula 1 Grand Prix was the only pinnacle of Monaco’s annual events calendar? Think again.

While it sure is one of the highlights in the Principality’s glamorous and exciting events agenda, there is a whole world of lesser-known, but equally enticing sport events taking the 2 square kilometer Principality by storm every year.
From retro car racing to the crème de la crème of tennis tournaments and everything in between, here are Monaco’s lesser-known event must-do’s.

Historic Grand Prix

A 'must-see' of all the world's historic races, this event brings nothing but the most impressive historical cars to the mythical track of Monaco, delivering a rare, exceptional event for all spectators. An incredible retro motor racing experience taking place every two years, two weeks before the F1 Grand Prix, and on that same iconic street circuit. For more information visit the Automobile Club de Monaco’s website here (External link) .

Monaco ePrix

Established in 2015 with the aim to promote clean mobility technologies, Formula E is still today the only international championship in the world in which 100% electric cars compete against each other on a race track. The series, also held biennially, is booming since its debut and offers a sensational show to all fans of motorsport. For more information visit the Automobile Club de Monaco’s website here (External link) .

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

Every April, Monaco hosts what is one of the most prestigious and exciting tennis tournaments, the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. Taking place in the legendary setting of the Monte-Carlo Country Club (External link) , it has not only become a key fixture on the professional circuit, but also ranks as one of the nine "Super" tennis tournaments in the world. Considered a men's "tune-up" for the succeeding month's French Open, this is an event attended by the crème de la crème of tennis stars. For more information about the event click here (External link) .

No Finish Line

Join the fun – not just as a spectator! Run for a good cause through this community fundraising event, sponsored by Prince Albert II since 1999. Open to all runners and walkers, the goal is to run or walk as many times as desired on a 1400-metre circuit, which is open 24 hours a day for eight days. For every kilometre, one euro will go to help disadvantaged or sick children. A great event for locals and visitors alike, taking place every November. For more information click here (External link) .

Monte-Carlo Rally

As you’ve probably guessed by now, motor racing is the N°1 sports activity in the Principality, thanks to the Automobile Club de Monaco. The Monte-Carlo Car Rally is another historic and prestigious annual motorsport rally event taking place every January and which starts and finishes in the Principality of Monaco, while the major part of the route takes place further north, particularly in the French departments of the Alpes-Maritimes, the Ardèche, the Drôme, the Hautes-Alpes and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, depending on the years. For more information click here (External link) .

For more information and to view Monaco’s full calendar of events, visit www.visitmonaco.com (External link)

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