Unforgettable Sporting Events to Experience in Monaco and Monte Carlo

For over-40s, it’s so important to take time off and relax. Adult weekends away not only allow this, but also provide an opportunity to explore other parts of the world and experience new cultures. At times, family life and career duties can become all-consuming in the life of an adult – weekends come as a welcome respite from all this hard work and offer a great window for travel that we believe should be taken advantage of when possible.

GN Holidays offer an array of different excursions around the world specifically designed for over-40s, and if you’re a sports fan, you’re particularly in luck! There’s no better holiday destination for you than Monaco and Monte Carlo, home to both the Masters Tennis Tournament and the Historic Grand Prix. Meet like-minded sports lovers and come away with memories you’ll cherish forever.

Monte Carlo Masters

This is always a fantastic competition, graced by the very best tennis players in the game. 56 players compete for prize winnings of up to €5,000,000 every year. So, it’s no surprise that the competition attracts sports fanatics from all over the world! The Monte Carlo Country Club hosts the tournament on open air clay courts by the Mediterranean Sea. Past winners include the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Björn Borg.

The aptly named Le Tie-Break restaurant has tables overlooking the main court that allow for fine dining in between games. This facility provides the perfect opportunity for you and fellow travellers to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds (and some hearty food) before the next game begins.

If you’re looking to attend a fabulous sporting experience abroad, look no further than our selection of sporting classics getaways.

“Great location of the hotel. We enjoyed the tennis and excursions to San Remo and Monaco. We were very lucky to have wonderful weather to add to the enjoyment. We were also fortunate to be part of a very friendly group and have a very helpful tour guide.”

B Fittch

Monaco Historic Grand Prix

Perhaps the most iconic Formula 1 racing venue in the world, Monaco famously hosts the modern Grand Prix as well as the ‘historic’ version of the event, two weeks prior. Watch a racing extravaganza featuring classic Grand Prix cars from a golden age of motor racing between the 1940s and 1980s. The Historic Grand Prix is far more relaxed than its modern counterpart, allowing spectators to get up close to the drivers and admire the charm of classic racing cars from a bygone era. Those who have visited both events often prefer the nostalgic allure of the historic race to modern F1.

This is a growing event that attracts more and more spectators year on year. The circuit has remained almost identical since 1950, so the race you will watch is as close as can be to travelling back in time to all those years ago. 3340km of winding circuit through narrow streets makes for an extremely technically difficult race, meaning that the skill of the driver, rather than the power of each car is truly the deciding factor in the race. For a motor racing fan, adult weekends don’t get much better than this.

The Beautiful French Riviera

The beautiful French Riviera is the perfect region to visit if you’re looking to watch exciting sport in a stunning setting. Plus, when you fancy a break from sporting events, there are plenty of other attractions to keep you occupied.

The independent micro-state of Monaco is notoriously (second) home to some of Europe’s wealthiest people and you can expect to see sports cars around every corner as well as many lavish bars and restaurants perfect for a special occasion. If you’re feeling lucky, why not visit the famous Monte Carlo Casino?

Good to Know: Not only are both of these locations beautiful areas worth exploring on foot, they are also just a short train journey from the popular tourist destination of Nice and the delightful town of Cannes, home of the Cannes film festival. It’s no surprise the Côte d’Azur is such a sought after destination for adult weekends.

If you’re preparing for an unforgettable holiday to see some of the most amazing sporting events, book with GN Holidays and make sure you get the most out of your getaway. 22 years of experience in the business means that we can promise to arrange a trip you won’t be forgetting in a hurry.


GN Holidays take pride in providing amazing holiday experiences, specifically adult weekends for over-40s. If you’d like to explore the current trips on offer, or are ready to book today, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01895 83 33 33 or visit our website for more information.

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