Covid-19: what will happen to the Monte-Carlo Rally in 2021?

Rallye Monte Carlo

Every year since 1911 the Monte-Carlo car rally has been held, a famous race whose start and finish are in the very heart of the principality. Rest assured, our private drivers have a much more comfortable driving experience and will transport you throughout the region.

In 2021, the dates chosen are from January 20 to 24, but the current pandemic could turn everything upside down.

Is it necessary to cancel?

The health context is unpredictable and may change at any time. The Swedish rally that normally took place in February has already been cancelled.

For the moment, the organizers of the Monte-Carlo Rally are maintaining the prestigious race.

Modified routes

But to be sure, the rally will change its route slightly. Firstly, it is important to respect the closed-door schedule established by the government until January 20 and the night stages are also modified.

Do not forget the Alex storm

Last November a storm hit the south of France and many roads have already been destroyed. These changes come on top of the current health crisis and are even impacting the journeys of our private drivers.

Before reserving your place, do not hesitate to plan a rescue plan by following the news as this rally may take place behind closed doors.

In case it is cancelled, and you are in the Principality, our private Monegasque drivers will be delighted to show you the region and its mythical roads.

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Discover the Monaco Rolex Masters tournament

Tennis ball on the ground.

The Principality has proven its strong attachment to the field of sport by hosting prestigious events. But are you familiar with the ATP Rolex Masters tennis competition that takes place every year in Monaco? It is the meeting place for the big names in the world of tennis. In an idyllic setting, close to the sea, you can enjoy matches of champions. And today Private Driver Monaco will tell you about the history of this unmissable tennis tournament that takes place every year on the rock.

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(Français) La garantie bris de glace

Sorry, this entry is only available in French.

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Monaco Gaming show: the new international event

A boy playing video games.

The world of e-sport has been growing incredibly in recent years and has more and more credibility and notoriety. Monaco, known as one of the capitals of sport, already hosts major events such as the Rolex Masters, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and many others. This is why it is the ideal place to host an e-sport competition. The Monaco e-Sport Federation (MeSF) and Niceactus have joined forces to create the Monaco Gaming Show. You can call Private Driver Monaco to come to this event with a private driver. But for now we are going to tell you a little more about this international event.

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Monaco continues to grow

Since 2015 Monaco has been home to a 2 billion euros construction site on its waterfront. This huge figure shows the greatness of the project. Private Driver Monaco tells you all about it.

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A new surface out of the water

The work site does not stand on the seashore, it stands in the sea! Indeed, located between the beaches and the mountains, the city of Monaco has difficulty to expand. In fact, it is one, if not the first, of the densest cities in the world in terms of number of inhabitants per square kilometer. To add six new hectares, it was therefore necessary to make room where it was possible, which means by extending towards the sea.

Technical feats

It is expected to be completed by 2025 and will house five buildings and fourteen villas. However, it was not a foregone conclusion. Between safeguarding the local fauna and flora, soundproofing and succeeding in backfilling all the volume of water that this represented, the construction site is on a large scale.

The foundations are supposed to be finished by the end of 2020, hoping that the pandemic has not delayed everything.

Finally, the first buildings will be completed by 2022 and our private drivers will be able to transport you to the extension of the Grimaldi Forum scheduled for 2024.

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An anti-covid label to reassure in Monaco

View of Monaco with the Odeon Tour and the Rock.

The Principality of Monaco was affected like the whole world by the covid-19 epidemic. Although there are only two deaths to be regretted, out of 260 recorded cases, the government has taken measures to reassure the population as well as visitors and to support economic recovery. This includes the Monaco Safe label. Our company of private drivers in Monaco tells you more.

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What to do in Monaco in October? Which events are maintained?

View of Monaco.

In October in Monaco, most of the events are maintained. If you had planned to order a luxury chauffeur-driven car to go to a trade show or exhibition, read this first! Our private chauffeur service will accompany you to the Rock.

Maintained events in Monaco

Show

Around the Encyclical Laudato Sì, Variety Theater, October 30 at 8 pm.

Sports

The Monaco Yacht club confirms these events: the Smeralda 888 Final from October 9 to 11, the European laser master championship 2020 from October 16 to 22. The Grimaldi Trophy, scheduled for October 30, has been moved to November 7.

The Louis II stadium hosts the Ligue 1 for a Monaco-Montpellier match on October 18.

The Monte-Carlo E-Rally, from October 22 to 25.

Music, opera, dance

The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra maintains all its performances (details here).

The three dates of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo are confirmed.

Premiere of the opera-cinema-concert Nosferatu, on October 21 at 8 pm.

Theater

The play ‘Jour de ventes’, Théâtre des Variétés on October 10 at 8:30 pm.

All the plays of the Princess Grace Theater are maintained: see here.

Culture

The Book Fair, October 10.

The Monte-Carlo Film Festival of Comedy, already postponed to October 5 to 10, does not change its date.

Professional congresses

The Monaco business fair, October 27th.

Postponed events in Monaco

The Sportel 2020 edition (originally scheduled for October 26th to 28th).

The Munegu dance event (October 17) will also be rescheduled.

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Private Driver Monaco will be with you for the start of the new school year in September

What can you do in Monaco in September?

The summer vacations are coming to an end in France to give way to a more studious and professional atmosphere. After long months of absence due to the global health crisis and the traditional slowdown of large companies during the summer period, seminars, conferences, and other events are celebrating their big comeback in this month of September. Organize your schedule and your trips with our company of private drivers.

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Towards clean mobility. What about private drivers in all this?

In France and particularly on the Côte d’Azur, to make the energy transition as successful as possible and to respect the environment, the trend is going towards clean mobility. Electric vehicles, bicycles and scooters are in the spotlight and cities are adapting to offer appropriate solutions. In the city of Nice, for example, numerous bicycle paths have sprung up here and there.

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Difficulties to connect the whole coast

In this region, public transport does not provide easy and fast connections to the coastal towns. Using a private driver service for a transfer from Nice airport to Monaco, for example, is a good solution.

Can private drivers switch to green vehicles?

Most private chauffeurs drive cars with an internal combustion engine¬ (nearly 90%). It is also important in this sector to respect a certain standing, which means generally rather luxurious vehicles with a high level of a comfort.

However, it seems to be economically profitable. Per 100 km the average cost of an electric vehicle is almost three times less. In addition, the state is introducing a conversion premium for drivers wishing to switch from an internal combustion engine to an electric one, which makes the price very affordable.

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How to properly set up for driving?

Chauffeur qui conduit

We all remember our driving lessons at driving school, “adjust your seat, move the mirrors, adjust the steering wheel and put on your seat belt”.  Indeed, these are elementary safety rules that allow you to feel more comfortable at the wheel, but also to react more easily and to carry out your checks more efficiently.

Here are a few tips that any driver from our transport company in Monaco could give you.

Start by adjusting your body …

Adjusting one’s body of course means getting comfortable in the seat, so that you should be able to press down on the pedals without moving. Also, the height of the seat and headrest allows you to have a global view of the road while being comfortable, as does the inclination of the backrest.

Finally, the steering wheel must be in a good position in front of you so that you can control it without stretching or bending your arms. Moreover, too high will obstruct the vision of the road and too low will not be comfortable for the arms.

… Then adjust in relation to the eyes

Visibility is perhaps the most important thing for drivers. The interior mirror and both exterior mirrors should provide a picture of just about everything behind the car. Of course, there are blind spots that you will have to check by turning slightly. That is actually one of the reasons why it’s important to be comfortable in your seat.

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