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While visiting tourists may be happier not to have to compete with traffic outside the Casino, the professionals who work on the square have voiced their frustration with the experimental re-routing of local traffic.
A number of parking valets at the Hotel de Paris and the Casino of Monte-Carlo told local French-language daily Monaco Matin that the plan will “kill Casino Square.”
“Now that pedestrians can move freely in front of the casino, parking a car becomes very complicated. If I crush someone, I will go directly to prison,” one attendant told the newspaper.
Another complained that the number of parking spaces at the Hotel de Paris has dropped from 40 to 15, with only five directly in front of the iconic Hotel. Meanwhile, the slower queue of luxury cars offers more chances for milling tourists to take their selfies.
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