The Prince’s Car Collection – Supercar Museum
Prince Ranier III of Monaco was a huge a car enthusiast. He began acquiring his collection of vintage cars at the end of the 1950’s. The collection grew over the years and acquisitions. Over time, he began collecting many world-famous rare cars, race cars, and supercars — many of which are the most iconic in the world, and have an illustrious history. Very rapidly, the Prince’s Palace garage proved to be too small to house his collection, which had grown to over 100 exotic and vintage cars.
In 1993, Prince Ranier III decided to open his rare and supercar collection to the public. The royal family built a museum (which was originally in Fontvieille) featuring nearly 100 cars to house their collection of vintage, racing and luxury super cars. In 2022, a fresh, new (and much more modern) museum space was built underground in Port Hercule, and the collection was moved.
In this 3,500 m² immersive exhibition, which is unique in the world, you can view the collection of over 100 exotic vintage and racing cars owned by the Princes of Monaco. As well as giant screens which broadcast films, touchscreens also allow visitors to more actively engage with the cars. Not only is it possible to discover the characteristics of the cars, it is also possible to digitally visit the interiors of some of these historic vehicles.
From Formula 1 cars that cling to the walls of the museum, to more personal pieces including those in which Princely family weddings took place… for automobile fans both within and beyond Monaco’s borders, there is something for everyone. The museum houses many very special and famous cars with millions of fans from all over the world. Also on display are race cars which have competed in the Rallye de Monte-Carlo and the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Simply put, it’s the most epic car collection in the world.
Video of the Prince’s Car Collection Museum
Helpful Reader Reviews
- “I’m not really into cars but I found this collection of antique cars really interesting. They span a couple of centuries and are very varied. I’m not sure who needs 5 Rolls Royce’s but it was interesting to see the various types. You get reduced price entry if you have a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus tour.”
- “This is definitely worth a trip even for those non petrol heads. There is a huge number and range of cars from very early to F1 cars and some very beautiful early super cars.”
- “Amazing collection of cars. Great to look around and admire the classics, the sports cars and the carriages. It was like a journey through time. The cars are impeccably kept and looked after.”