Monaco grand prix - cruising

Monaco grand prix - cruising

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Nexus39

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2 posts

12 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Hi

I am on a Cruise in May and we arrive at monaco on the sunday of the monaco grand prix.

The Cruise do not offer Children tickets and myself and my 12 year old son would like to go.

Does anyone know if you can watch from the cruise ships which is docked at Villefranche?

Otherwise, I can buy tickets for Le Rocher but have heard that gets very busy, has anyone had any issues or advice? Is it safe for kids?

Or any other suggestion best viewing places? etc...

Thanks in advance.

EnS

81 posts

99 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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You'll not be able to see the race from the ship ! Villefranche is a beautiful village approx 15 minutes train ride from Monte Carlo ( it is only a short walk from the jetty to the train station).
The public viewing (standing area ) you mention is not a great place to see the race, too many people and the views obscured generally by the trees on the hillside.
If you and your son are keen racing enthusiasts a grandstand seat is a must - not cheap though.

One thing I must mention, but please don't let this put you off travelling though, is beware pick pockets on the train, notorious on this section of the French Riviera.
Hope you decide to go ahead, great atmosphere.

REALIST123

12,725 posts

103 months

Thursday 14th February 2019
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Ha! Thought this thread was about tactics for the race.........

Vaud

34,870 posts

105 months

Thursday 14th February 2019
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It's all pretty expensive.... either grandstand seats or many bars/restaurants/hotels sell their balcony space.

Some guides here:

https://accessriviera.wordpress.com/tag/best-bars-...

BUT it will depend on what time you dock. People arrive very early at GPs.
Le Rocher will be busy from early in the day.

Alternative is to watch at a bar at Villefranche?

Nexus39

Original Poster:

2 posts

12 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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Thank you everyone that took the time to reply! It is really appreciated!

timbo999

715 posts

205 months

Wednesday 20th February 2019
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I'd be tempted to get your son an adult ticket via the cruise line - if its anything like the trip we did to the Monaco Classic with P&O it was very well organised with transport both ways and a guide when we got there. The reduced hassle might be worth the increased costs..

If you want a pint after the race... better take your credit card - we paid 9 euro for a demi and that was some years ago!

I just had a very quick look for tickets and couldn't find any child tickets in any case?