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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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Activities: Inline skating
Description: 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 circuit for F1 aficionados!

This is one of the best F1 races I attended so far. The circuit if phenomenal, organization was great and the location is amazing. The circuit is situated on Notre-Dame island, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best F1 races I attended so far. The circuit if phenomenal, organization was great and the location is amazing. The circuit is situated on Notre-Dame island, a beautiful area (even if you are not a big F1 fan) and you can get there by subway (super easy, cheap and very organized). The organization of the... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

For an f1 fan this is a great attraction. While there are other tracks like Monnaco where you can drive the circuit's city streets, I do not believe there are other venues that allow you to drive on a closed track and for free. My husband loved every minute of it but wished he could drive faster. The track is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Situated on Notre-Dame Island, it is worth visiting if you remember the great Gilles Villeneuve! Short man but with such a spirit. I have done Roller Blade skating on the circuit to better understand the craziness of that circuit!!!! You can also bike on it, I would do again with all my heart.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Must do... especiallly on a bike!! We went there on a week day morning and loved riding around as well as checking out the parc.

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is originally planned for car races, but when there are no cars, the bicycles takes the place, the park in the area is great for have fun, there is a Casino and in summer crossing the bridge you can find a music festival or some kind of art being performed in the place

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Montreal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you are on wheels - you'll fly! (inline skates, bike). The surface is incredibly smooth. The Parc is worth a visit (gardens, sculptures, views).

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The sunday of the race in June is probably the best time to visit. The crowd is awesome. The rest of the year the place is nice for a bike ride. Also some people take the road towards the plage nearby.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The island is ideal for,an excursion by bike. Interesting to see the race track,much narrower than on TV.Watch out for the weekend race bikers on the track,very fast!

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I didn't even know how did I got onto the island, It was around 11pm and totally dark. I was trying to get out of this place but It's one way only. After a couple minuets I suddenly realize the road seems like a race circuit or some sort... then I realize Montreal got a F1 circuit... then I was... More 

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Erin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are into cycling, take your bike on a dedicated bike path over to Ile Notre Dame and cycle the F1 course.

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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.