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      03-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Looking for ideas for things to do while I am at a sales convention.
Restaurant and excursion advice needed.

I looked at some menus, but they are all in french.

If you like Formula 1, fyi: we are going to be at the Fairmont, over the famous tunnel of the race course, next to the hairpin turn.
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Dress up as nicely as a Dodger can and visit a casino to people watch? I bet it is obscene amounts of money and just might be fun to see.

Otherwise, no idea. Never been. But I'd love to see what people lay down at the casinos there.
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Looking for ideas for things to do while I am at a sales convention.
Restaurant and excursion advice needed.

I looked at some menus, but they are all in french.

If you like Formula 1, fyi: we are going to be at the Fairmont, over the famous tunnel of the race course, next to the hairpin turn.
You'll need to dress smart. I've (genuinely) seen the police escort poor people out of the principality.
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Dress up as nicely as a Dodger can and visit a casino to people watch? I bet it is obscene amounts of money and just might be fun to see.

Otherwise, no idea. Never been. But I'd love to see what people lay down at the casinos there.
My dad went a few years ago. He said the Casino isn't all its cracked up to be. But then again, he didn't like Barcelona.

Also, the wife has stated she is NOT going topless at the beach, if anyone is thinking to ask........
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My dad went a few years ago. He said the Casino isn't all its cracked up to be. But then again, he didn't like Barcelona.

Also, the wife has stated she is NOT going topless at the beach, if anyone is thinking to ask........
I assumed you weren't married

You can still go to the beach and look though right?
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My wife and I went for the Grand Prix in 2016. If you have the chance make the trip to TÍte de Chien, watch the sunset and take in the amazing views of the city. You'll be hard pressed to find a better spot for panoramic views of Monte Carlo. If you make it to the Fontvielle district you'll be able to see Stade Louis II. It's the home of AS Monaco and the Monaco national team if you don't follow soccer. The principality is relatively small so I suggest walking around. You'll likely stumble across Monaco Motors. If you walk around to the side of the building (it's situated on a corner) the bay to Service may be open. I was stunned to see a Testarossa (mid-80s), F40, 458 Italia, Enzo and LaFerrari all in at the same time. There were a couple of older models that I could not immediately recognize.

I have no recommendations for food unfortunately as nothing really stood out. Since my wife and I don't love French fare we ate just about everything but. Have fun!
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My dad went a few years ago. He said the Casino isn't all its cracked up to be. But then again, he didn't like Barcelona.

Also, the wife has stated she is NOT going topless at the beach, if anyone is thinking to ask........
Google this place: 11 Rue Princesse Florestine, 98000 Monaco. Should your Ferrari, or Maserati, need repairs, this is the place for it. Right on the sidewalk like any Jiffy Lube. Cool Place. Enjoy the drive to Monte Carlo, without a rush, and just as you are nearing Monaco, you will see a sign where Grace Kelly lost her life. beautiful drive, however. And your wife doesn't have to go topless; you can do it for her, but make sure you wear dark glasses so it doesn't look like you're ogling.
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You can still go to the beach and look though right?
Like Halid said, I'll need sunglasses........
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I can see him now... strutting up to the Baccarat table in his cheap suit, short sleeved shirt, clip on tie... “Dodger... Real Dodger”...
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You can still go to the beach and look though right?
He can, but not like this; , but rather like this;
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It's changed so much, was way better in the 90s.

Try Menton, a sleepy little town fairly close by. (even though it's become way bigger as well and not much of a secret anymore)
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My dad went a few years ago. He said the Casino isn't all its cracked up to be. But then again, he didn't like Barcelona.

Also, the wife has stated she is NOT going topless at the beach, if anyone is thinking to ask........
What if you tell her one of you is going topless, either her or you. And beg her to think of the people on the beach and how emotionally distraught they will be if it winds up being you.

That should do it.
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I found it a bit boring when we went. I think staying near the coast would have been better. Monaco was nice no pun intended. There are plenty of exotic cars and hyper yachts there. Some of them even have restaurants onboard. I wouldn't spend more than a day in Nice next time. Other than the cars and site seeing there is not much.

Quite a few good ones on the coast/hills so depends what you fancy. Some are stupid expensive. I liked Blue Bay. It wasn't too bad on the wallet.
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Ahh, being our usual cryptic self are we?
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I found it a bit boring when we went. I think staying near the coast would have been better. Monaco was nice no pun intended. There are plenty of exotic cars and hyper yachts there. Some of them even have restaurants onboard. I wouldn't spend more than a day in Nice next time. Other than the cars and site seeing there is not much.

Quite a few good ones on the coast/hills so depends what you fancy. Some are stupid expensive. I liked Blue Bay. It wasn't too bad on the wallet.
I saw Blue Bay, and its very close to the hotel.
Thanks!
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Ahh, being our usual cryptic self are we?
The man is from Texas. I like to keep my answers at cowboy length.
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Little known fact: I was extremely allergic to horses growing up. I would have been a terrible cowboy. However, I am not looking for BBQ or chili in Monaco.
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