A rather lengthy flight this early on in the tour. A fair amount of patchy cloud cover blocked out a lot of the view, but in all honesty I wasn’t too interested in the French landscape. Not until it became a little more beautiful on the south coast. Checking out images of Marseilles online made this stop feel like the first holiday destination of the tour. The many yachts which could be seen on the water certainly made it look a popular spot for the wealthy.
Marseilles Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDQ3uCWKVlY
Marseilles Tourist Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF7CX69v4tY
Being this close to Monaco I was lucky with my timing as the Formula 1 Grand Prix was taking place that same weekend. I had a few laps of the circuit in F1 2012 (video game) to “get a feel for” the place. With some of the hotel suites costing £12,000 per night during the F1 weekend, I certainly won’t be getting as close to the action as that in real life.
Lewis Hamilton – Monaco 2012
Monaco Grand Prix 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5LIae1P6_I
Mark Webber’s Pole Lap 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K_8YdZIrBI
Monaco Luxury Travel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvDTGI2s6iY