Post by Martin Harran
I have the opportunity of spending a half day or so in Monaco next
month and am toying with the idea of walking the circuit there.
Anyone done this and is it worthwhile?
We did that one day in 2004.
In my opinion, it is absolutely and totally worthwhile!!
Walking the track also gives on a decent look around the town.
Make sure you check out the statue/monument/sculpture
of Juan Fangio standing beside his 1954 Mercedes.
It is located 'inside' turn #18 / Anthony Noghes / the
right just after La Racasse and before start/finish straight.
It is full size, and the cockpit is carved out so guests
like you and I can sit in it.
I have the picture of me sitting in his car under Fangio's
gaze in my race car trailer. People very often comment on it!
Other full size car sculptures are at Sainte Devote
and near Portier.
(If you are arriving by train, you might likely exit
from underground at Sainte Devote, and start the circuit
Lots of fancy cars all around. We watched a very expensive
Ferrari getting a parking ticket from a Monaco motorcycle
Neat tiny miniature gardens/parks.
Also lots of fancy boats & ships.
We did not go into the Casino nor fancy clothes or jewelry stores.
We did get some souvenirs from street venders.