Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Monaco Grand Prix 2014, the Glitz, Glamour and the Racing!

Monaco may be small – the entire principality could fit inside London's Hyde Park – but it packs a punch.
The Monaco Grand Prix has been eagerly-anticipated and should be on everyone’s ‘to do list’, the atmosphere this year was absolutely electric and not just during the race dates!

Monaco has been the epicentre of all racing activity In the 85 years since the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929.  The cars may have evolved enormously into the amazing Formula one vehicles we see today, But the Monaco track layout and many of the buildings and the harbour and cliffs surrounding it have remained almost exactly as they were way back then...

Monaco Grand Prix 1929

Monaco Grand Prix 2014.

Monaco with is Glitz and Glamor is a sought after destination with one of the most challenging and difficult tracks in the world, following the narrow and twisty roads of Monaco making overtaking almost impossible in most places, this is where all the World Class F1 racing professionals gather as this is the event which truly defines a racers career, the great Nelson Piquet said, “a win here is worth two anywhere else!”.
Nino Farina Winner 1950     Nico Roseburg Winner 2014

The city of Monaco is a sought after destination in its own right all year round, with people wishing to stay in some of the many splendid and luxurious Belle Epoque Mansions in close by Cap Martin, Eze, Beaulie and Cap Ferrat, all just a short drive to Monaco, but the city really reaches fever pitch during the Granx Prix week  when the famous harbour stipe jostles to house an even  larger than average number of  ‘super yachts’ all demanding prime views of the track, their decks heaving under the weight of the very rich an d famous with their advantageous  and relaxed view of the race whilst sipping champagne along with their entourage.

The glamorous city has wealth of luxury shops and boutiques where you can find all the top designers such as Christian Dior which will certainly satisfy the most insatiable shopper not to mention the fine cuisine which is has a heavy Italian influence.

As the sounds of the Forumla one engines fade and nigh begins to fall, the VIP’s and stars arrive to enjoy the evening private parties, yacht dinners and Grand Prix Launch and Winners parties get underway with music playing until the early hours…

                                    Pixie Lot entertains Monaco     Paris Hilton before the Grand Prix Launch Party

Grace Kelly, who went onto become Princess Grace of Monaco, now portraid in a new movie showcased at Cannes Film festival earlier this week, starting Nicole Kidman, with beautiful scenes of Monaco and the French Riviera.

Given the status of this event, securing a luxury villa or Chartering a Yacht in the South of France during the Grand Prix can be very difficult, so whether you are a hardened Grand Prix veteran or a first time visitor please contact Elegant Address and one of our experienced South of France property consultants will  guide and inspire you.  
Elegant Address are the UK’s largest specialist property consultants for the South of France and we know the area and our properties and are able  locate the perfect property for your requirements, whether to purchase or to rent, leaving you to just arrive and enjoy the amazing atmosphere of Monaco…

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