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#1 Thundersports

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 22:51

I'm planning a trip to the above meeting on the 13-15th of May so far i've worked out that flying to Nice and staying there is the best option. Where should I buy tickets and is it worth getting a grandstand seat to be able to see anything? Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced Hotels near the Station in Nice. 
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#2 itsgreen84

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 23:38

I can't, but I'd air-bnb it...

 

Will follow this thread, because it sounds like a cool thing to do!



#3 Cirrus

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 06:55

I've stayed in Menton several times. It's closer than Nice (less than 15 min on the train). There's usually a crowd of us and we stay in a Pierre et Vacances (Rivages du Parc). There's a good patisserie close by for breakfast croissants and baguettes for lunch.

 

Definitely buy a grandstand seat with a view of one of the big screens. Oh - and take something to read during the long gaps between races. When you're at Monaco, try and find the time to go up to the old town. There are escalators(!) and lifts going up from the Pecheurs car park. There is a great view of the harbour up there and a very different atmosphere to that at the waterfront. 


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#4 Rob29

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:13

Went in 2006-seem  to remember booking tickets by e-mail picked them up from ACM office.Flew to Nice and stayed there-met up for lunch with group from this forum(I think)Had a great weekend much cheaper than  the F1 meeting.Do not do what  we did the year before '05 when I went with girlfriend ,and come out of wrong exit at Monaco station-fortunately just a sightseeing trip but barriers were already up for F1.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 07:56

Been a couple of times and would echo Cirrus's advice. Grandstand seats are not comfortable, very hard benches at Tabac and Piscine - might be OK for a 90 minute GP - but a full day of racing is something else !

BUT, well worth going to the event !



#6 Jon83

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Posted 07 October 2015 - 10:21

Villefranche is a very nice little town which sits between Nice and Monaco and has excellent transport links between the two. PM me if this may interest you as I can recommend cheap but comfortable accommodation.

 

That part of France is one of the most beautiful parts of the world I have ever seen.



#7 Thundersports

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 22:29

Thank you for the helpful replies.  :)



#8 Thundersports

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 22:50

Another question which stand is the best to book?



#9 bill p

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:43

Another question which stand is the best to book?


Casino or K1 at Tabac are my favourites. I've bought tickets on the Thursday at the ACM shop, that was in 2008 so things may have changed since then!

There was open access to the Paddock on the Thursday and Friday (no action on the track in 2008) with no access for the public on the Saturday and Sunday until track action was over.

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 22:59

I did a very quick flying trip to Monaco for the Formula E this year, I stayed at the Ibis Budget at the airport (£30-40 ish) and got the train direct from the station nearest to the airport (5-10 min walk from the Ibis Budget) to Monaco - easy peasy.



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Posted 31 October 2015 - 22:14

I did a very quick flying trip to Monaco for the Formula E this year, I stayed at the Ibis Budget at the airport (£30-40 ish) and got the train direct from the station nearest to the airport (5-10 min walk from the Ibis Budget) to Monaco - easy peasy.


That would be the Nice St Augustin station - train service usually very good

#12 F1Destinations

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 20:35

We stayed in San Remo on the Italian side when we went last year and drove to the circuit each day (but only Thursday and Friday): http://f1destination...-monza-weekend/

 

We also have a ten-part guide for the Grand Prix, which we will shortly be updating for 2016: http://f1destination...1-travel-guide/

 

K1 is one of the best grandstands.

 

Enjoy!