Accommodation – 2021 French Grand Prix

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Where to stay for the 2021 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard, including the best accommodation in Le Castellet, Marseille and Toulon.

Please Note: The 2020 French Grand Prix (originally scheduled for June 25-28 at Circuit Paul Ricard) was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dates for the 2021 French Grand Prix have not yet been announced, though the race is normally held at the end of June. This post will be updated with up-to-date accommodation information when dates are announced for the 2021 French Grand Prix. Support the future development of F1Destinations by reserving your accommodation through the Booking.com links on this page. You won’t pay more and we will receive a small commission to help run this site. We also recommend adding accommodation and circuit transfers to your Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences. Images © F1Destinations.com. The Editor attended the 2019 French Grand Prix.

France made a welcome return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2018 after a ten-year hiatus. Unfortunately, the first race at Circuit Paul Ricard in almost 30 years was beset by significant organizational issues which caused transport delays for many fans entering and leaving the circuit. Thankfully, the organizers put in place a proper mobility plan for 2019, making for a much improved spectator experiences. With a rural location and very few little accommodation close to the circuit (apart from camping), the best places to stay are in France’s second biggest city of Marseille (50km to the West), or the smaller cities of Bandol (20km south of the circuit) or Toulon (30km to the south east).

Experience F1 at the 2020 French Grand Prix

Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences for the 2020 French Grand Prix include a grandstand seat or access to the  Champions Club plus exclusive benefits such as a Guided Track Tour, F1 driver meet-and-greets and access to the F1 Paddock. Add accommodation to your package at the AC Hotel Marseille Prado Velodrome or Hôtel Ile Rousse, including transfers to and from the circuit.

Accommodation near Circuit Paul Ricard

Given the relative remoteness of Circuit Paul Ricard, trackside camping is an appealing option for the French Grand Prix. Pitches are available from the circuit. Permanent campsites near the circuit are also listed below. Several beautiful hotels are also nearby Paul Ricard, including the 5-star L’Hôtel & Spa du Castellet next to the circuit gates, but getting a room on race weekend will be next to impossible. Browse all accommodation near Circuit Paul Ricard.

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 Accommodation

The second largest city in France, Marseilles has a good selection of accommodation available on Grand Prix weekend.  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. The best place to stay in Marseilles is near Vieux Port, but anywhere close to the Metro also works for easy access to the best sights, nightlife and restaurants. View all accommodation in Marseilles.

Vertigo Vieux-Port Hostel

  • Once voted France’s best hostel!
  • Great location in the Old Port area near bars and restaurants
  • Dorm beds from €38 per night, doubles with ensuite from €85
  • 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
  • Well located near the Central Railway Station St Charles, Metro & Old Harbor
  • Standard double/twin from €100 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 €700 per night

Toulon Accommodation

Toulon is a pretty port city of around 160,000 inhabitants with good access to the Paul Ricard circuit (around 30km or 30 mins on the A50 motorway) and a good selection of accommodation on race weekend. There’s also plenty of restaurants and nightlife to keep you busy away from the track. View all accommodation in Toulon.

Hôtel Amirauté

  • City centre location, within walking distance of the harbour
  • Double room from €90
  • 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!
    martinjeanchristophe8@gmail.com

  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: http://www.holidaycottagesinprovence.com or email cottagesinprovence@gmail.com
    There is a pool on site.

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