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Monaco Grand Prix: a flagship event for private jets

Since its creation in the 1930s, the Monaco Grand Prix has been a prestigious event, symbolizing the luxury and exclusivity associated with Formula 1 racing. Attracting a wealthy international clientele, the event generates significant demand for private flights.

This is an opportunity for Inflight Chef Delight's catering partners to distinguish themselves by creating tailor-made menus that reflect both Monegasque cuisine and the individual preferences of VIP travelers.


Focus on the Monaco Grand Prix


Where: Monaco Circuit.

When: Sun. May 26, 15:00.

Nearest airport(s): Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE) airport.

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the oldest and one of the three most prestigious races in the world, held in the Principality of Monaco, on an urban circuit designed in 1929 by Antony Noghès, son of the president of the Automobile Club de Monaco, under the auspices of Prince Louis II of Monaco.

Why is the Monaco Grand Prix so legendary?

The Monaco Grand Prix is famous for many reasons, making it one of the most prestigious races in the motor racing world:

  • History and tradition: Inaugurated in 1929, it is one of the oldest and most traditional races on the Formula 1 calendar. Its long history is littered with legendary moments and victories by iconic drivers such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.

  • Exceptional circuit: The Monaco circuit, also known as the Circuit de Monte-Carlo, is famous for its narrow, winding layout that winds its way through the city streets. This makes racing particularly difficult and demanding, testing drivers' skills to the limit.

  • Glamorous environment: Monaco is synonymous with luxury and glamour. The Grand Prix attracts a host of celebrities, royalty and elite from all over the world, adding to its charm and prestige.

  • Technical difficulty: The circuit is notoriously difficult to master due to its tight corners, elevation changes and lack of clearance zones. This offers little opportunity for overtaking, which means that qualifying and race strategy play a crucial role in the outcome.

  • Impact on the championship: Because of its difficulty and prestige, winning the Monaco Grand Prix is often regarded as a high point in a driver's career. Points gained here can be crucial to the season's championship.

For all these reasons, the Monaco Grand Prix is not only a major event in the world of Formula 1, but also a focal point in the international sporting calendar.

Ayrton Senna l GP de Monaco 1991

What kind of clientele is expected on board a private jet bound for the Monaco Grand Prix 2024?

The clientele expected on board a private jet bound for the Monaco 2024 Grand Prix is generally made up of several types of passenger, each looking for a maximum experience of luxury and comfort:

  • Celebrities and VIPs: The Monaco Grand Prix often attracts celebrities from the worlds of film, music, sport and business. These personalities often choose the private jet to benefit from discretion and superior comfort. Tennis champion Serena Williams, for example, made an appearance last year.

  • Motor sports enthusiasts: Formula 1 and motor racing fans, especially those who follow the F1 circuit closely, are also frequent customers. They use private jets to live the Grand Prix experience under the most exclusive conditions.

  • Businessmen and executives: Companies often take advantage of this event to organize business meetings or to invite important clients and partners. The prestigious setting of the Monaco Grand Prix serves as the ideal backdrop for business discussions and networking.

  • Wealthy tourists: Individuals or families with significant means also choose to travel by private jet to attend the Grand Prix, thus combining sport and luxury tourism on the Côte d'Azur.

These VIP travelers expect high-quality services, including rapid transfers, on-demand concierge services, premium on-board catering and personalized travel arrangements, to ensure that their Grand Prix experience is both comfortable and memorable.

Photo Credit : WTA

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)

Located just a few kilometers from Monaco, Nice Côte d'Azur airport features a terminal specially designed for private aviation, offering privileged access for private jet passengers. Known for its comfort and luxury, the terminal features private lounges and tailor-made services to guarantee an exclusive and discreet travel experience. The facility is adapted to accommodate various types of private jets, reflecting the importance of this airport as a gateway to the Côte d'Azur.


Close to this dedicated terminal, specialized catering services are available to meet the specific needs of VIP travelers, offering a range of cuisines from international to local, and adapted to specific diets such as vegetarian or gluten-free. These high-end catering services are designed to complement the luxury experience on board, with meals prepared by professional chefs, partners of Inflight Chef Delight, and delivered directly to the aircraft, guaranteeing a premium level of service for passengers.

In addition, personalized services such as baggage handling and ground transportation via limousine services or even helicopter transfers are offered to ensure a smooth transition between Nice and Monaco.

What are the best hotels in Monaco?

Monaco is brimming with exceptional luxury hotels that epitomize the principality's luxury and elegance.

Hôtel Hermitage

Here are some of the best luxury hotels to recommend to your VIP passengers for their stay:

  • Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo - This legendary hotel, built in 1864 and located next to the Casino de Monaco, is famous for its magnificent architecture and luxurious accommodations. It offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean and is a focal point of Monegasque social life.

  • Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo - Overlooking the Mediterranean, this hotel blends modern ambience with Belle Époque elegance. Very close to the Casino de Monte Carlo, it boasts a large spa and offers gastronomic experiences with panoramic views.

  • Fairmont Monte Carlo - One of Europe's largest hotels, located in the center of Monaco, it offers incredible views of the Mediterranean and the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. The hotel offers a rooftop pool and a variety of dining options, including the famous Nobu restaurant.

  • Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo - Located in the Carré d'Or, this hotel exudes old-world charm combined with modern luxury. It is renowned for its lush gardens and proximity to the Casino de Monaco. The hotel also features a swimming pool designed by Karl Lagerfeld and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

  • Le Méridien Beach Plaza - Offering a private beach and impressive sea views, this hotel is located moments from the center of Monte Carlo. It's known for its lively ambience and contemporary luxury.

  • Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort - Located on the Larvotto peninsula, this hotel offers a blend of chic and casual design. It boasts extensive gardens, a sandy lagoon and an infinity pool that blends into the Mediterranean horizon.

  • Monte-Carlo Beach - Located on the French side of Monaco, this hotel has been a popular destination since the 1920s. It offers a unique experience with its seafront location and historical significance.

Each of these hotels offers a distinct blend of luxury, service and location to satisfy the most discerning traveler seeking a luxurious stay in Monaco.

Monaco highlights

Monaco during Grand Prix weekend is a vibrant and exciting place, offering a multitude of activities and sites to discover.


Here are a few suggestions for making the most of your stay on the Monaco rock:

  • Attend the Monaco Grand Prix: Of course, the highlight of the weekend is the Grand Prix itself. Attending this iconic race is a unique experience, with the opportunity to watch the Formula 1 cars navigate the narrow streets of the city.

  • Explore Monte-Carlo: Take time to stroll through the Monte-Carlo district, famous for its casino and luxury boutiques. The Casino de Monte-Carlo is a magnificent building to visit, even if you're not gambling.

  • Visit the Palais Princier: The Palais Princier is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Enjoy the changing of the guard every day at 11:55 a.m., or visit the interior of the palace to discover its fascinating history.

  • Musée océanographique de Monaco: This museum is renowned for its detailed marine science exhibits and aquariums. It also offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean from the Monaco Rock.

  • Jardins de Monaco: The Jardins Saint-Martin and the Jardin Exotique offer beautiful green spaces in which to relax, with superb views of the sea and the city.

  • The Prince of Monaco's Car Collection: For car enthusiasts, this impressive collection of classic and modern cars used by the princely family is not to be missed.

  • Luxury shopping: Monaco is renowned for its luxury shopping options. Take time to browse the designer boutiques and jewelers around Place du Casino.

  • Nightlife: After sunset, discover Monaco's lively nightlife. Clubs like Jimmy'z and Buddha-Bar offer a festive and elegant atmosphere.

  • Dining with a view: Monaco is packed with restaurants offering panoramic sea views, perfect for a romantic dinner or an evening out with friends.

Each activity offers a different perspective on the richness of Monaco, allowing you to discover the glamour, history and culture of this unique principality.

Typical Monegasque dishes

Monegasque cuisine is a rich blend of Mediterranean flavors influenced by French and Italian cuisine.


Here are some of Monaco's signature dishes:

  • Barbagiuan: A staple of Monegasque cuisine, barbagiuan is a kind of fried ravioli, traditionally stuffed with chard, ricotta, onions and herbs. This snack is particularly popular on Monegasque National Day.

  • Socca: Although also a typical Nice dish, socca is very popular in Monaco. It's a thick pancake made from chickpea flour, cooked in a wood-fired oven and often served as a snack in the streets.

  • Fougasse Monégasque: A local version of fougasse, this bread is flavored with orange zest and topped with walnuts, raisins and sometimes aniseed, making its flavor unique and slightly sweet.

  • Pissaladière: Although common in the south of France, pissaladière is also popular in Monaco. It's a caramelized onion tart topped with anchovies and black olives, perfect for a picnic or light lunch.

  • Octopus salad: Rich in maritime flavors, this salad combines cooked octopus with potatoes, olives, herbs and Mediterranean condiments, offering a refreshing and flavorful appetizer.

  • Stocafi: This dish is a Monegasque specialty featuring desalted cod simmered in a tomato sauce with garlic, olives and Provencal herbs.

These dishes reflect Monaco's history and geography, making the most of local ingredients and the influence of neighboring cuisines. They offer a glimpse into the principality's rich and varied gastronomic culture.

All these dishes and many more can be found on board thanks to our catering partners. Looking for inspiration? Inflight Chef Delight shares with you the most popular dishes tasted on board a private jet.

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