• Posted:Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Monaco  not just for the rich and famous
If you're looking for somewhere to spend a cheap holiday then Monaco is unlikely to be your first destination of choice. The principality is known for its appeal to celebrities so it's easy to write it off as too expensive to visit.

But it could well have plenty to offer those who wish to check it out, not least the glorious sunshine and sandy beaches that lure sports stars and actors alike.

And in a bid to attract more of us to pay a visit, tourism chiefs in Monaco are now highlighting a number of activities that are taking place this summer. A number of hostels are available so accommodation doesn't have to be expensive, so if you can get hold of some cheap travel why not have a look?

The event Monte Carlo is perhaps most famous for is the Formula One Grand Prix, but this year's race has already taken place. If you missed that, you can at least check out another great sporting occasion - the Tour de France.

It will be starting off in Monaco for the first time this year, with seven-time winner Lance Armstrong - who recently came out of retirement to compete in the race - among those taking part later this week.

For those who aren't interested in sport there are a whole lot of cultural experiences to be had when you're not lounging around on the beach, including performances by the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.

And if, like me, you enjoy the occasional fine meal, why not use the money you save by staying in hostels to enjoy some of the new restaurants that have recently opened? They're not all that expensive, but perhaps you'll feel like you're enjoying a celebrity lifestyle without the cost!

Sam Buckley
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