France Grand Prix

2020 dates to be confirmed.

France was one of the original seven races that made up the first-ever World Championship in 1950 and returns to the Formula One calendar in July 2020.

Held at the Paul Ricard circuit, the state-of-the-art venue may be unfamiliar to younger fans, but Le Castellet can trace its Formula One origins back to the early 1970s. Constructed in less than a year, the 5.8km layout has proven to be a victorious venue for French drivers, with Rene Arnoux winning in 1982 and Alain Prost triumphing four times, including the last France Grand Prix at the circuit in 1990.

Transformed under new ownership into the Paul Ricard High Tech Test Track, today’s circuit has set new standards in safety by pioneering the use of painted run-off areas instead of traditional gravel traps. With several modifications made to both the track and the setting, drivers can expect a stern challenge while fans are guaranteed a thrilling spectacle. Combined with the cultural delights of nearby Marseille, the 2019 France Grand Prix promises to be one of the most alluring races of the season. Chat with us today about how you can get your hands on France Grand Prix tickets.


Destinations

Marseilles

A city of tranquil squares, bustling avenues and street markets, Marseille is a charming destination in southern France. Tracing its history back to 600 B.C as a crossroads of immigration and trade, the heart of Marseille is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s famous Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower, while the 17th-century poorhouse Vieille Charité is now a cultural centre that is home to archaeological and primitive-art museums. Visit the Abbey St. Victor, a 5th-century crypt which houses the sarcophagus St. Cassian before hitting the trendy Cours Julien to explore boutiques, bars, restaurants and galleries. Be sure to flavour bouillabaisse, an aromatic seafood stew which is the local culinary speciality.

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