Where to stay for the 2021 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 25-27, including the best accommodation in Le Castellet, Marseille and Toulon.
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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).
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.
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.
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.