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  1. Monaco Grand Prix 2011

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    Monaco Grand Prix 2011

    May122011

    Taking place from Thursday, May 26th to Sunday May, 29th in 2011, the Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most important events on the Formula 1 Racing calendar. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to check out the Grand Prix thanks to our great selection of cheap hostels in Nice, just a 30-minute trip from Monaco.

    Dating back to 1929, the Monaco F1 Grand Prix is celebrating its 69th anniversary this year. One of the world’s most popular racing spectacles, the Grand Prix is a 78-lap race held on the streets of Monaco, with tight corners and other challenges making it a thrilling contest. Crowds of people flock to Monaco for the race, including a number of celebrities who stay on fancy yachts in the city’s famous harbour.

    Once the race is over, you’ll find that the Principality of Monaco boasts plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy. These include the Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House, the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco Cathedral and the Prince’s Palace. You can stroll through gorgeous gardens, wander along by the harbour or simply soak up the city’s opulent atmosphere.

    In nearby Nice, you’ll also find plenty of things to see and do. Situated on the Côte d'Azur or French Riviera, Nice is a beautiful city with a warm climate. During your stay, make sure to check out the Promenade des Anglais for great views of the city and its beaches. You can also wander through Vieux Nice, the city’s Old Town, which is filled with some of the most popular bars and restaurants in Nice. To find out more about things to do in Nice, download our free Nice pocket guide.

    So if you’re heading to the Monaco Grand Prix and need somewhere to stay, make sure to check out our selection of hostels in Nice.

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