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Grand Prix for novices

by Vivyen Online Now May 12, 2008 at 1:30 AM

Hi everyone

We are staying in Nice, by coincidence at same time as Monaco Grand Prix.
We want to spend a day in Monte Carlo,by public transport, visiting Oceanarium etc, and thought it would be fun, never having seen a Grand Prix before to visit on the Thursday, the practice day, just to get a flavour of it, before all the crowds arrive.
Is this a good idea, if so, how best to see what's going on at minimal expense, eg which hotel to lunch at, and should we book? Or should we make sure to visit Monte Carlo earlier in the week, and skip any idea of the Grand Prix?

MERCI!

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    Re: Grand Prix for novices

    by Maryimelda Online Now May 12, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Depends on how keen you are to see the Grand Prix goings on. Monaco is a lovely easy to negotiate place at ordinary times, but I would think it could become quite chaotic during the Grand Prix, especially with a little one in tow. Don't miss it however, as it is well worth a day trip from Nice and of course is only half an hour away by train.

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    by alexandradc Online Now Feb 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Hi,
    The Thursday is a good day as you can see the drivers practicing and if you are not too much of a F1 fan, then it could be enough for you!
    There are many places where you can watch the race from, on the Rock, at the Cafe de Paris or even from a private balcony.
    For available accommodation during this time, here is an interesting list alexandra-lloyd.com/monaco/m... of properties available during this week.
    Have a great time!

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