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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
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Address: | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
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Located on Île Notre-Dame, this racetrack hosts a Formula One event but is...

Located on Île Notre-Dame, this racetrack hosts a Formula One event but is a popular locale for in-line skating the rest of the year.

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Fantastic Place to Watch F1

We had an incredible experience last summer watching the F1 here at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. We had incredible seats in the hairpin but there was plenty of general admission... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Domer90mom
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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288 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an incredible experience last summer watching the F1 here at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. We had incredible seats in the hairpin but there was plenty of general admission areas to stand and watch. There was an abundance of places to get food and beer during the weekend and never with long lines. Excellent organization of the event especially with... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an F1 fan it was a special treat to experience this track on F1 weekend. Transport to the venue via the underground metro is quick and easy, with lots of visible security. The circuit is very clean, organised, efficiently run. However the portable toilets are totally horrendous and the venue has no healthy food options. Fortunately you can get... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know of any other city/country in the world where a permanent formula one circuit is actually a place where people go for walks, cycling and skating over the year. This place and the whole island are very pleasant and a very nice family activity to have :)

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home of the Montreal Grand Prix, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a lovely location even if you aren't lucky enough to get a ticket to the Grand Prix..Have a picnic or a nice walk on the track.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

There are so few modern Formula 1 tracks that the average fan could ever get to experience as close Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. As it's on the island that hosted Montreal's Expo 67 world's fair - it remains an easy-access place to visit via public transport or taxi. Turn 2, Wall of Champions, and the ability to see it all on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Visited in June 2016 for F1 Grand Prix week. There are so many trees and the track is located on an island in the middle of the St Laurence River. Beautiful but not conducive to general admission spectators. I never was able to see the pit area or the start/finish line (you have to have the right type of ticket).... More 

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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

must try at least one time if possible , actually went in 2013 June for the Grand prix , with the children but i loved the feeling

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Germantown, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were able to drive on through I guess you have to be a fan to enjoy the ride! LOL Fun to see. We stopped and took pics there were others doing the same I would check it out if you have the time.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

As an f1 fan I was thrilled to have the chance to visit the circuit and to ride round. To stand on the pole position was unbelievable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our flight was cancelled on our last day and we had to stay an extra day. Thank goodness for that!!!! Osheaga festival had just ended and we wanted to see the island without all the people. We ran into a bike rental shop and got 2 electric bikes. We cruised around the track and stopped at the lake for a... More 

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
The islands of Saint-Helene and Notre-Dame together make up the anchored fabric of Parc Jean-Drapeau. The mostly man-made grounds were built to be the site of the 1967 World's Fair, and the chiefly car-free space still retains its inherited carnival character. A wonderland of foliage and flora awaits at the Jardins des Floralies, with its expanse of pond-marked wetlands making it perfect for hiking, nature walks, and exploration. Old exhibitions still straddle the newest entertainment complexes, including the high-flying roller coasters of La Ronde Amusement Park and the brightly-lit Casino de Montréal. From the springtime on, families crowd the sandy beaches with candy-striped umbrellas, and rowers take to the Olympic Basin, where the spherical American Pavilion and the high brick Tour de Lévis provide an atypical backdrop. A short metro trip carries visitors and locals to this vacationing spot, providing leisure and activity outside of the inner city.
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