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Tips for Visiting the Monte Carlo Masters

by Stefan Jonsson
Visit the Monte Carlo Masters

The Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 tournament takes place each year in April and is a must for many tennis fans. It’s the start of the European clay court swing and it’s a really nice place to visit as a tourist.

The Monte Carlo ATP tournament attracts around 135K visitors every year and among most fans it’s a classy and almost intimate tennis venue in a beautiful setting close to the Mediterranean Sea. Many tennis nerds remember this as the tournament where Nadal always wins!

When is it? 6-14 April, 2024.

Let’s look at a few travel tips for the Monte-Carlo Masters 2024.

About the Tournament

The ATP Monte-Carlo is a male-only tournament and part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000. Held at the popular Monte-Carlo Country Club, it’s sponsored by Rolex at the moment (official name is Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters), and the tournament has been played since 1897. 

The event is the first of three ATP Masters 1000 tournaments played on clay and as the beginning of the clay court season, it’s an important and popular tournament for most top players.

Rafael Nadal has won the title here 11 times, and most impressively, 8 straight trophies between 2005 and 2012.

Current Champions

Men’s singles 2023: Andrey Rublev (Russia).

Doubles champions for 2023: Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Austin Krajicek (USA).

Monte-Carlo Masters Location and Travel Tips

The courts are located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, just close to Monaco. Many choose to fly into the close-by city of Nice which is only around 45 min drive from the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

Accommodation can be quite pricey if you need to stay in the Monte-Carlo area, there are some real elite accommodations available if you book your rooms at an early stage.

Accommodation in Nice

There is of course also the option to find a good hotel in Nice which is the option of many, as it’s slightly cheaper. Not to mention that food and drinks will be much cheaper in the Nice area compared to near the courts, around the time of the tournament.

In the city of Nice there is a good tram system which can take you to the train station easily. From there it’s not hard at all to access the tennis courts throughout the day. They actually add on a specific service during the event, with a stop at the tennis venue (Monte-Carlo Country Club). Note though that the return trains do not usually work that late in the evening.


The venue is located in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, not Monaco and not even Monte-Carlo to be exact. To travel around here it’s recommended to pre-book taxi in advance.

There are free shuttle buses along the Princess Grace Avenue and Monte-Carlo Masters ticket holders can use any of the other city buses for free during the tournament.

The Courts and Venue

Rainier III, Des Princes, Court 2, Court 9 and Court 11. These are the five courts which they use for the Monte Carlo Masters.

Rainier III is the main court where you can see the finals and all the big names. Des Princes is sort of like a smaller version of the Rainier III where you get a very close feel to the action and the players.

The atmosphere around the venue is fantastic and the area has some of the best surroundings on the tour.

Try to arrive at the tournament early. The matches begin at around 10:30 / 11:00 depending a bit on the schedule for each day. Keep track on the schedule via the official app.

What to Bring?

The most important thing you would bring is sunscreen and a good hat/cap as it’s very hot and sunny here at this time of the year and basically no shades on the courts. Make sure you have water and small snacks on you to avoid spending a lot of money or waste to much time at the various vendors.

Food and Drinks

Monte-Carlo Country Club has seven restaurants and there are also some smaller shops to buy from a selection of food and drinks. The restaurants can be quite expensive and it’s recommended to book in advance.

You’ll find a lot of gear such as tennis rackets and strings and not at least tennis wear, available at the commercial area.

Tickets to the Monte-Carlo Masters

As for most tournaments, it’s recommended to get your tickets from the official website where you can book online or email them your preferences.

Another option is to use popular ticket reseller sites such as Viagogo or Stubhub.

There are plenty of options depending on what tickets you’re after. Choose between Daily Tickets, Multi-Day Pass, Hospitality Packages and other more luxury options including several VIP treatments.

Is It Worth it to Visit the Monte-Carlo Masters Tennis Tournament?

This is considered one of the most enjoyable ATP tour events for tennis travels, where you can enjoy close action to the top names in tennis for the start of the clay season. All in all it’s a very good organised event with a stunning backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

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