The Prince’s Car Collection
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, and 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 collection to the public.
The royal family built a five-story museum featuring nearly 100 cars, located on the Terrasses de Fontvieille , to house their collection of vintage, racing and luxury super cars. In this 5,000 m2 exhibition, which is unique in the world, you can view the collection of over 100 exotic vintage and racing cars owned by the Prince of Monaco.
Many of these cars are the most iconic in the world, and many have an illustrious history. These are 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 Exhibit
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 Royces 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.”
Important Details About the Prince’s Car Exhibit
Open Times: From 10am to 5:30pm every day
Contact Details: +37793052856
Cost: €8 per adult. Youth 6 to 26 years old and students: €4. See ticket prices here.
Location: Entrance is on the exterior platform of the second level of the Fontvieille commercial center.
Website: Official car collection website
How to Get to the Car Collection Exhibit
By Car: Cars and coaches can park at the “Parking de Fontvieille” in the Shopping Center. There is direct access to the Fontvieille Terraces by elevators and escalators.
By Bus: You can take the Monaco bus, Lines 5 and 6, with the stop in Center Commercial de Fontvieille.
By Train: Go on foot and walk for 15 minutes from the train station and 30 minutes from Place du Casino.
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