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Do we need to pre plan what to do?

Kent
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Do we need to pre plan what to do?

Hello

Couple of quick questions, staying at the Hotel Columbus for 1 night (12th May), arriving in Monaco in the morning. We don't want to miss anything, but also don't want to make the say so jam packed we are rushing around!

Would be nice to see something historical in the morning, maybe lunch near the harbour and a nice wander round shops / sites etc in the afternoon. Does this sound sensible and where would be good to visit in the morning?

Then back to the hotel to freshen up and come back out for dinner - we would like to visit the casino but is this somewhere that is just a visit or worth making an evening of it?

Also any recommendations for a special dinner - preferably with harbour views?

Do we even need to pre-plan anything or just play it by ear?!

Sorry I know its a little vague but just starting my research! Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Do we need to pre plan what to do?

'Something historical' would be on the Rocher, I recommend the Prince's Palace. The visit with a helpful audio guide takes just 45 minutes. Maybe combine that with 15 minutes in the Cathedral - the walk between the two through the gardens on the side of the Rocher is lovely. Or if more to your taste, the Oceanographic Museum is well worth a visit, the first of its kind, now 103 years old.

Lunch on the harbour will be possible, but bear in mind that you are arriving one day before the E-prix, so the grandstands will be up and reducing the space available. If the harbour isn't working for you, head inland on the Rue Princesse Caroline for plenty of choices in every price range.

Making an evening of the Casino depends on whether you like to gamble, I can't help you there. If you don't, that could be another historical option, there are tours in the mornings.

Special dinner might be the BeefBar not far from the Columbus, right on the Port of Fontvieille or La Maree on top of the Port Palace Hotel overlooking Port Hercule.

The only thing you need to decide on in advance is dinner, because the season will have started and a Friday night is generally busy.

Kent
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2. Re: Do we need to pre plan what to do?

Thank you so much Moth - I hadn't realised there was an E-Prix but what a bonus my husband would love that! I just looked the tickets up and they are only 20 euros so something for me to investigate! You don't happen to know what sort of time it starts? I can't seem to find that info anywhere, we currently have a mid afternoon flight home but we could look to move it later

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3. Re: Do we need to pre plan what to do?

I missed the first E Prix here two years ago so don't know what the programme might be - I haven't been able to find anything online either. I am guessing, but it is just a guess, that the race might be at 2pm, just as the F1 GP is, but I have nothing to back that up. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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