Monaco on the cheap...
Posted 03 February 2005 - 21:04
Now the title of this thread may look like an oxymoron, but I'm hoping some folks here might have some ideas.
How can I do Monaco on the cheap? Tickets look to be about at least $450... Is there anyplace that I can stay for a reasonable cost? Hostels maybe? :
Posted 04 February 2005 - 23:33
france might be more expensive as the race is the week after the cannes film festival so italy may be your best choice
Posted 09 February 2005 - 15:46
There are only two campsites in the area and if I were you I'd go for the one in Menton, it's about a half hour walk up the hill from the bp garage on the roundabout. At this roundabout you can jump on the regular bus to Monaco for 2.5 Euros. Then walk the streets until you find a good vantage point.;)
If you really don't want to pay a penny then the hill which overlooks the paddock and la rascasse is without a doubt the place to be. Some people even set up camp here!!! It's totally free and by Sunday it is RAMMED. So get there early doors!
Despite what you hear, Monaco really can be done on the cheap... although a pint at La Rascasse, which incidentally is completely mental most nights of the weekend as is Stars and Bars, will set you back about 9 Euros... ouch! It's a good place to hang out after hours though. You'll bump into the odd commentator / team member getting lashed on thursday night!
Monaco will blow your mind, but trust me, you don't have to blow your overdraft to enjoy it!
Posted 10 February 2005 - 10:08
If you arrive the week before the race, take a walk up the hill from St Devote towards Massenet. Half way up Beau Rivage, on the right, is a small restaurant (not the marble one with glass partitions, that's mega pricey... the one before it!)
Last season they were doing a deal where for about 90 or 100 Euros you could get a lovely Sunday lunch on raceday. You don't need grandstand seats as you are literally by the side of the track... lunch therefore guarantees entry to the circuit and a mega view.
But get there the week before to avoid dissapointment!
Posted 12 February 2005 - 16:26
This is some great advice. I think I am going to have a go at camping... My only fear is that I will be arriving the thursday before the face and there may not be room. My other option is to get a hostel in Nice. I found some for about 15 Euros...
This has all been great info. I certainly have a better idea at what I will be looking at now. I will certainly frequent La Rascasse and Stars & Bars. I have yet to decide on whether to get a ticket... Hmmmm...
Thanks again... I will give full details when I get back of course!