Monaco spring events 2022
There is no better time to visit the French Riviera than in springtime. Its sublime Mediterranean climate is the perfect backdrop for a spring getaway, with fresh mornings, warm afternoons, and gardens in full bloom. However, one of regions major draws is its roster of prestigious spring events. April through June are the best months to visit this idyllic destination as they are the pinnacle of the social calendar.
From Cannes Film Festival 2022 to the Monaco Grand Prix 2022, we have combined the four must-see spring events that are sure to delight this season.
Monaco Grand Prix 2022
Amongst all the superb spring events held in Monaco, the Monaco Grand Prix is perhaps the most famous. This world-class sporting event is held every year on the streets of Monaco, and the Monaco Grand Prix 2022 will take place this spring from the 27th to the 29th of May. Drawing the likes of royalty, sports stars and A-list celebrities, the city-state is transformed into a hive of activity.
The Monaco Grand Prix’s 2022 circuit is F1’s most challenging track, with elevation changes and tight hairpin bends along narrow pavements, the Stade Nautique Rainier III, and Monaco’s exclusive districts, including Monte-Carlo and La Condamine.
Unlike other races on the Formula 1 calendar, the first day of practice is on Thursday, meaning Friday is the perfect day for some activities. Make sure to indulge in the Principality’s Michelin star restaurants or make the most of Monaco’s exhilarating nightlife and electrifying DJ sets. Jimmy’z hosts one of Monaco’s most sought-after after-parties during the Monaco Grand Prix 2022, welcoming race car drivers and many A-list celebrities to its dance floor every year.
Cannes Film festival 2022
The renowned Cannes Film Festival tends to coincide with the Monaco Grand Prix 2022, taking place May 17 through May 28, meaning you can enjoy two of the world’s most exclusive events during your time on the French Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival 2022 is an unforgettable and iconic event and is one of the world’s most recognised film festivals.
The star-studded event showcases the latest feature films and documentaries from across the globe, all within the backdrop of one of the world’s most elegant settings. Put on your best gown or tuxedo and head to La Croisette or the Palais to rub shoulders with Hollywood stars, VIPs and some of the most prominent personalities in film.
Monte Carlo International Show Jumping 2022
The 16th Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping competition will take place from 30 June to 2 July 2022, at the foot of the Prince’s Palace. Every year, the world’s most talented riders and their horses meet in the Principality for a unique sporting spectacle that takes show-jumping to new levels. Strewn with obstacles and narrow turns, the Monaco Longines Global Champions Tour course is one of the most difficult globally, guaranteeing an exceptional show for both expert and novice spectators.
The event is both a show-jumping competition and a race against the clock, with no less than 15 riders competing for the Prince of Monaco’s Prize. There is also the Pro-Am-Cup, where the big names in equestrianism will team up with budding young talent for a friendly encounter.
Grand Prix Historique 2022
Organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix is a true testament to the Principality’s passion for motorsports. The annual event was held two weeks before the F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2022, from May 13 to 15 and showcased more than 200 vintage cars through the streets of Monte-Carlo, delighting enthusiasts as they go. Each year, these iconic vehicles compete on the famous Monaco track, passing the port and the La Condamine and Monte-Carlo districts, including the turns Sainte-Dévote and La Rascasse, which are notoriously difficult to drive.
The stands are the best place to experience the spectacle of the race. Head to the gallery opposite Sainte-Dévote church for the first turn after the starting line or the grandstands on Quai Albert Ier for a breathtaking view of the famous Bureau de Tabac corner.
Beyond the competition, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix is a wonderful opportunity to connect with avid fans and revel in the beautiful feats of engineering. Keep an eye out for former racing drivers on the track and in the grandstands, including Alain Prost, Mika Häkkinen and Jacky Ickx.
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