Accommodation – 2018 French Grand Prix

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Where to stay for the French Grand Prix at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet. The race takes place on June 22-24, 2018

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Less than a month after this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, the F1 circus returns to the French Riviera for the first French Grand Prix in ten years and the first race at the Paul Ricard circuit in twenty five years! Paul Ricard is located near the town of Le Castellet, around 50km east of France’s second biggest city, Marseille. Given its rural location, the best hotels and accommodation near the circuit are either already booked out or prohibitively expensive. That leaves trackside camping or staying further afield (e.g. in Marseille or Toulon) are you main accommodation options for the French Grand Prix.


Trackside camping will be available at Paul Ricard for the 2018 French Grand Prix, but details have not yet been announced: “We are finalizing the available land and equipment to be added before opening it to the public.” CampingF1 from the UK will also be offering camping, including pre-erected tents, but full details are not yet available. Several beautiful hotels are located very close to the circuit, but you can pretty much forget about staying in one of these on Grand Prix weekend, as teams, track officials and sponsors will have reserved them long ago. More information is available on the circuit website.

Cote d' Azur campsites

If you are keen to make a beach holiday out of your French GP experience, there are plenty of beautiful campsites with large grounds and swimming pools (many close to the beach) in the surrounding Cote dAzur region not far from Paul Ricard. You can bring your own campervan, caravan or tent, or rent an on-site cabin:


Marseilles has a good selection of accommodation available on Grand Prix weekend, from cheap hostels to five-star hotels. Renting an apartment is also a good option for friends or family traveling together. More information on getting from Marseille to Paul Ricard is in Getting There & Around.

Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

  • Once voted France’s best hostel!
  • Great location in the Old Port area near bars and restaurants
  • Dorm beds from €25 per night, doubles with ensuite from €72
  • Clean, modern chain hotel with secure paid parking
  • Right next to the Metro, five stops from the center
  • Standard double room with breakfast from €65 per night

Residence Services Calypso Calanques Plage

  • Self-catering accommodation close to the beach
  • 15-minute bus ride from the Old Port
  • Studio apartment from €100 per night

Stay with F1 Experiences at the 2018 French Grand Prix

F1 Experiences offers exclusive ticket packages to the 2018 French Grand Prix on June 21-24, including extras such as ‘drive the track’ tour, guided tours of the Formula 1 paddock and meet & greets with the stars of the sport. You can add a four night stay at the Golden Tulip Hotel or AC Hotel Marseille Prado Velodrome (both in Marseille) to your package, including daily transfers to and from the Paul Ricard circuit.

  • Well located near the Central Railway Station St Charles, Metro & Old Harbor
  • Standard double/twin from €180 per night
  • 10-minute walk from Saint Charles TGV Train Station.
  • Secure onsite parking for €20 per day
  • Double from €270 per night including breakfast
  • Five-star luxury chain hotel with great location near the port and beach
  • Opera suite with port view and spa access from €1025 per night


Toulon is a pretty port city of around 160,000 inhabitants with good access to the Paul Ricard circuit (around 30km/30 mins on the A50). Unfortunately, much of the available accommodation is already booked up around 6 months before the race.

  • Very well-rated B&B outside Toulon
  • Large double with garden view from €150 per night including breakfast
  • Holiday park with cabins in beautiful surrounds
  • Tambourin room sleeps up to 6 for €175 per night
  • Clean, well-rated chain hotel in quiet location outside city center
  • Double room from €235 per night including breakfast

Been to Paul Ricard? Leave a comment with your accommodation tips!

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  1. Jean Christophe Martin says:

    Hello Everyone! I have a 5 bed house with a lovely garden with orange, lemon trees and plenty others in Toulon 5 minutes walk to the beach and restaurants & bars Can sleep up to 12 people ( with 2 of them sleeping on very confortable sofa bed in lounge)
    Big kitchen all equipped.
    Huge dining room with large table sitting 10 people easily. That room opens onto a very large suspended terrace.
    Castellet tracks 30km away on the A50
    Can rent the whole house for the duration of Grand Prix with a day before and after a possibility.
    To recap house available from 20/06 till 25/06
    If interested please contact me by email for more details, rates and photos!

  2. Josh Burrill says:

    Hi All,
    We have a series of 5 cottages 10km only from the Circuit de Castellet which can each sleep between 2 and 6 people. For more information look at: or email
    There is a pool on site.

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