The ACM also organizes the Historic Grand Prix, held two weeks before the Grand Prix in even-numbered years, featuring a series of seven races that spotlight historic Formula 1 cars from all eras from pre-World War II to 1980. The races use a shortened version of the famous circuit, and tickets are less expensive than those for the Grand Prix. In odd-numbered years, the Historic Grand Prix is replaced by the Monaco ePrix, also organized by ACM and part of the international Formula E series. Equipped with binoculars it is the most economical and special way to see the Grand Prix live. The thrill of screaming engines, smoking tires and determined drivers also makes the Monaco Grand Prix one of the most exciting races in the world. Though tiny, the country is packed with entertainment for those with money to burn: think yachts and casinos, plus the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix. A good place for burritos, burgers, pizzas and sandwiches, plus a large organic vegan menu. For real honest good food in Monaco here is the place to go.
10:00-18:00 during exhibitions. Art exhibition in one of the last Belle Epoque villas in Monaco. The garden was designed by Yasuo Beppu, the winner of the Flower Exhibition of Osaka 1990, as a miniature representation of Shintoist philosophy. 10:00-18:00 during exhibitions. Art exhibition at the second location of the New National Museum. This is the second smallest independent state in the world (after the Vatican) and is entirely urban. Nice is only 1/2 hour away from Monaco and it’s very cheap to use the frequent trains. The stages of the rally run in the area around Monaco and the French Riviera. You will find, however, that most tourists will simply enjoy wandering the area and window shopping, even if you don’t buy anything. If you are travelling through Monaco by train, the mobile signal at the station will be from Monaco, so you can be caught by this even if you never get off the train. Fun tourist trains make daily tours all over Monaco. There are self-paced, audio-guided tours of the palace.
There are more than 37,000 seats available for sale on the circuit ranging from €310 (at Boulevard Albert 1er) to €600 (at Casino Square) for a ticket on race day. There are lockers for left luggage as well as ticket vending machines and few food outlets, including a Starbucks. This means that mobile numbers and SIM cards registered in a EU country, including France, may incur roaming charges much like everywhere outside of Europe (or any SIM card from outside of the EU within it). Like its neighbour, France, Monaco uses the euro. Pay heed to it if you hope to visit Monaco as part of your European trip and make sure to set up your phone NOT to automatically switch to the strongest available network, as well as consider switching off data transmission while roaming, before heading for Monaco. Monaco with Nice and other French destinations. Commentaries are in English, Italian, German, French and another 8 languages. Make sure to request a car with an automatic gearbox if you are not used to driving manual. For coin collectors visiting Monaco, its euro coins are issued in limited amounts for general circulation and are perfect souvenirs to bring home.
The selection of 600,000 wines are the perfect accompaniment to every dish, and the service is impeccable. You are more than likely to be seated next to a member of the rich and famous, and the gourmet food is simply out-of-this-world although the experiences come with a rather hefty price tag. Less intimidating than the Ducasse citadel downstairs, Le Grill offers every imaginable sort of grilled fish, and meat that come from the nearby Alps. Decked out in shades of blue, it’s almost as sweet as the chocolate martinis, which come with a big truffle in each glass which slowly dissolves into your drinks and tastes heavenly. The pasta, gnocchi and ravioli are very good, the sauces varied and well cooked. Staff can be quite rude, but so are most of the patrons. To rent an apartment here can cost up to €220,000 per month. Taxi trips to and from Nice airport cost around €90. Everyday at 11:55, in front of the Palace’s main entrance visitors can watch the changing of the guard ceremony performed by the “Carabiniers”. In the basement, visitors can watch spectacular shows of marine flora and fauna.