International sporting events

International sporting events

Motor sports rule in the Principality thanks to the Monaco Automobile Club. www.acm.mc

In January, the Rallye Monte-Carlo is held on the roads of the Alps. Such a long road travelled since 1911! Nowadays, the performances of rally cars are astonishing and the perfect racing conditions have turned this event into a mythical competition, part of the world championship.
Cars driven on the roads between 1955 and 1977 take part in the Monte Carlo Historic Rally.All the stages of this rally call for precision and regularity.

The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix needs no introduction ! Every year, for four days in May, the eyes of the world turn to the Principality to witness its transformation, from a town to a racetrack.

A trip back to the golden age of motor racing, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix , is held every other year in May, on the track of the famous Grand Prix itself, with cars produced between 1934 and 1979. The smell of paraffin wax, leather helmets, polished chromes, the race is always a splendid show!

The Monte Carlo Tennis Masters Series was held for the first time in the Principality of Monaco in 1897! Albeit exclusive, this now traditional meet is a landmark in the history of international tennis. Every year in April, the best players in the world come to serve, lob, smash, and use their best shots on the Central Court and the Princes' Court of the Monte-Carlo Country Club. A bouncing display!

In spring, the Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping brings together the best horse riders who compete on the smallest obstacle course in the world. At the same time as this competition, equestrian shows are organised.
Swimmers from around the world come together every June in Monaco to participate in the International Swimming Meeting, one of the stages in the "Mare Nostrum" Trophy.

Herculis is now rated the 2nd most important international athletics meeting of the year and thousands of spectators come to witness the performances of athletes from around the world. In the Louis II Stadium, the athletes compete in the heat of July.

The Louis II Stadium is a regular venue for international football matches, thanks to the Sporting Association of Monaco. Our football team has been playing the best teams in the world since 1924.

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