See the Grand Start of the Tour de France 2009 from Monaco’s Best Hotels

- Melissa Mewdell,

Tour de France 2009 in Monaco

Grand Start 2009 Events and Hotels in Monaco for the Tour de France

The Tour de France 2009 is scheduled to kick off this Saturday, June 4 in Monaco! This year’s Tour de France stage 1 promises to “separate the men from the boys” by way of a strenuous route that’s unusually difficult for a time-trial on the first day.

You won’t want to miss the start of this world-class event, where none of the presumed front-runners will be hiding, so be sure to book your stay at some of Monaco’s best hotels, listed below, and find out the details of Tour de France events scheduled for the Grand Start on July 4th.

Tour de France 2009 Grand Start Event Details:

The Grand Opening of the 2009 Tour de France takes place across 15.5 km in Monaco on Saturday July 4th.

Events for the day kick off at about 12:30 p.m. This is when the course is fully closed off the race.

You can see the details of the course by clicking here.

Between 1:30 and 2 p.m., you’ll see the passage of the advertising caravan on the start line.

3 p.m. Marks the opening of the Tour de France Village

4 p.m. is when Stage 1 of the Tour de France begins.

Find Accomodation in Monaco for the Tour de France 2009

If you’re planning on staying in Monaco to catch a glimpse of the Grand Start of the Tour de France, you’ll want to book your weekend at a top hotel in Monaco. Here are some of our favorites:

Hotel Port Palace:

Hotel Port Palace for the Tour de France 2009Hotel Port Palace is a traditional-style hotel, perfect for romantic getaways and family trips.

It’s the first luxury boutique hotel in Monaco, and it overlooks the prestigious Monte Carlo Marina.

It’s situated in the most desirable location, in the heart of Monte Carlo, and is the perfect “jumping off” point for people who want to be sure they are close to where the action will be for the Grand Opening of the 2009 Tour de France.

Hôtel de Paris:

Hotel de Paris in Monaco for the Tour de France 2009Built in 1864, the Hotel de Paris strived to offer the best of an era, and it continues to offer the same high standard of excellence in hospitality to this day.

You’ll find Hotel de Paris uniquely comfortable, luxurious and unforgettable.

The staff here pay excruciatingly close attention to the details. We thinks it’s an ideal hotel to stay at for the Grand Opening.

Hôtel Hermitage Monaco:

Hotel Hermitage in Monaco for the Tour de France 2009Hôtel Hermitage Monaco is a gorgeous historical hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

It has a refreshingly intimate atmosphere for a hotel with 280 rooms.

You’ll love the airy two-floor marble lobby, stunning rooms and location, all which make it a good choice if you’re looking for a hotel to stay at during the Grand Opening festivities of this year’s Tour de France.

Hotel Metropole:

Hotel Metropole for the Tour de France 2009 in MonacoThis recently redesigned boutique hotel in Monte Carlo, Hotel Metropole is a haven of contemporary style, seamlessly blending with touches of timeless luxury.

Elegance and comfort are the key elements that make up each of the hotel’s 146 bedrooms and suites.

You’ll be treated like a VIP here – and that’s exactly the feeling you’ll want when you’re attending the Grand Opening of the Tour de France this year!

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