Rainier III Nautical Stadium

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The Rainier III Nautical Stadium

The Rainier III Nautical Stadium is a municipal sports complex on the Route de la Piscine in the La Condamine district of Monaco, in Port Hercules.[1]

Built in 1961, the stadium consists of a heated saltwater Olympic-size swimming pool, with 1, 3, 5, and 10m diving platforms, and a 45m slide. The pool is converted into a 1,000m2 ice rink from December to March.[1][2]

The pool gives its name to the "Swimming Pool chicane" (or "Piscine") at the annual Monaco Grand Prix.[2][3] The construction of the Nautical Stadium necessitated the biggest change to the Circuit de Monaco since its creation in the 1920s.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rainier III Nautical Stadium". Marie de Monaco - Rainier III Nautical Stadium. Marie de Monaco. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Jonathan Noble; Mark Hughes (22 October 2004). Formula One Racing For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 200–. ISBN 978-0-7645-7049-0. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  3. ^ Eddie Irvine (23 January 2001). Life in the Fast Lane. Random House UK. pp. 54–. ISBN 978-0-09-187788-0. Retrieved 26 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.44″N 7°25′19.27″E / 43.7345667°N 7.4220194°E / 43.7345667; 7.4220194