Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do


    Situated in the heart of the Bandol vineyards, Le Castellet stands out in Formula 1 history as the home of the Paul Ricard circuit. In one of the centers of French wine-making areas, this is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the joi-de-vivre of the small commune.

    Idyllic in its architecture, the intertwining narrow streets and numerous shops, there are things to see for all.

    Only a short drive away, at 45km, Marseille sprawls elegantly along the coastline, welcoming visitors with everything from history and entertainment to shopping and gastronomy. On the way there, you will find Cassis, named one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

    • Language: French
    • Currency: Euro (EUR)
    • Time Zone: GMT (GMT+0000)

    International Travel

    If you are travelling to France from abroad, the Marseille Provence is located at 66km from the circuit. The largest airport nearby after that would be the Nice Cote d'Azur airport, at 176km. Smaller regional airports are available at a closer distance, as the one in Toulon - 55km away - and the local airport of Le Castellet.

    If you are travelling by car, take the A50 in direction of Le Castellet. You will look to exit in the direction of Le Beausset - Aubagne - Circuit du Castellet (exit 11).

    Located at a comfortable distance from other major cities in the South of France, the Paul Ricard circuit can be reached by train from a number of locations, like Balon (20km), Toulon (30km), Marseille (45km) and Aix-en-Provence (58km).


    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.


    The Mediterranean climate of south-eastern France is responsible for hot, dry summers, with ample sunshine all year round (Provence, Côte d'Azur and Corsica).

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    Important Info

    Provisional Date

    The date of this race is based on the provisional calendar. Usually these dates do not change but this cannot be guaranteed until the final calendar is released towards the end of the year. If the date of the race does change, it will not affect the validity of any tickets you purchase for the event. If possible, we recommend booking any accommodation and flights/travel on a flexible basis or waiting until the calendar is confirmed.

    For extra peace of mind, you can take out Booking Protection cover at the checkout and receive a refund on your booking including service and delivery fees if the event date changes and you cannot attend on the new date.

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