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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

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Address: | Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec H3C 6A1, Canada
Phone Number: 514 872 6120
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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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Great place to ride your bike-roller skate

Super busy place during the F1 racing events, but wonderful the rest of the year. All summer you can ride your bike, train, run, skate on the closed track. Nice park in the middle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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St Christophe d'Arthabaska
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super busy place during the F1 racing events, but wonderful the rest of the year. All summer you can ride your bike, train, run, skate on the closed track. Nice park in the middle of the river. accessible by metro, walk, bus, bike from all areas of town...

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smooth and flat surface, great for biking, good view on the city, no cars... what else could you want for your training ? There's also a great swimming pool on the island if you want to prepare for the annual triathlon taking place on this circuit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lap is around 4km, and you have mainly one 2k straight line to bike against the wind (allways !)

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We rented those bikes they have in the circuit, which are actually a bit expensive. You can rent those regular bikes on the street and save some money. The quality of the bikes is not that different. Make sure you check the opening times, we arrived there long before it was opened. There is also a certain time when the... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We walked around the track on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning. You do have to share the track with bicyclists, skaters and a few motorists. There is one way traffic only at the speed limit is greatly restricted. It is an easy walk over the bridge from Jean Drapeau subway stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I have been cycling and rollerblading on The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for many years now. As a matter of fact, I moved to Cité du Havre so I could have easy access to the Formula 1 circuit. My husband and I have been attending the Formula 1 for years. This is THE Montreal event of the summer! But only a... More 

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1 Thank Sylvie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Allowed to walk, or cycle the full circuit, climb the gantry on start/finish line and stand on the starting grid

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Travelling with my husband who's a sports nut - we picked up a couple of Biki bikes from outside the metro station and cycled round the circuit early one morning. a great track to follow and for the non-F1 fan I enjoyed the scenery, flat track and peace and quiet from cycling round in October in the fall colours. It... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

There was nothing on at the venue when we were there but there was no magic about the place as there is at other circuits we have visited on non-event days. The whole place is run down and in need of renovation if it to be seen as a true legacy of the Olympic games.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Watching a F1 race was a dream for me since I was a kid and it came true when I was in Canada. Luckily, the Canadian Grand Prix was in the corner and I got myself a ticket for the grandstand. Montreal is itself a beautiful city and visiting the circuit was an enthralling experience. It`s so well maintained and... 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.