Where to stay for the 2021 French Grand Prix

Where to stay for the 2021 French Grand Prix at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 18-20*, including the best accommodation in Le Castellet, Marseille and Toulon.


*PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 French Grand Prix will now take place one week earlier than planned on June 18-20.

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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.

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

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2 thoughts on “Where to stay for the 2021 French Grand Prix”

  1. Jean Christophe Martin

    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!

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