The Monaco Grand Prix is the most glamorous motor racing event in the world. Each year it attracts the stars from up the coast at the Cannes Film Festival and beyond. Taking place in the narrow streets of the principality in the south of France, the race has a completely different atmosphere to any other race in its paddock and the harbor next to the paddock and track. These photos of the Monaco race week show how the whole thing is bathed in an aura of glamour. In Monaco, unlike at the other races, track action begins on Thursday with a practice session, so press conferences and other events begin on Wednesday. Friday is a down day, but it is not devoid of sponsorship events and other team functions. In fact, from the Wednesday before the race to the Sunday of the race, Monaco is a hive of activity, both in racing and celebration.