on the Terrasses de Fontvieille, this remarkable exhibition brings together
almost a hundred cars of all ages, produced by the top European and American
manufacturers, as well as six coaches belonging to H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of
In the late 1950s, Prince Rainier III, who was
passionate about cars, began to collect vintage vehicles. Over the years, as
acquisitions were made, the collection grew and very soon the garage at the
Prince’s Palace proved too small to house the hundred or so beautiful cars,
some sporty, others statuesque in silhouette, with their majestic bodywork,
gleaming bonnets and regal grilles!
And so in 1993, Prince Rainier III decided to
unveil his treasures to the public.
This exhibition, covering an area
of 5,000 m2 and unlike anything else in the world, features a
collection of some one hundred cars, from the 1903 DE DION BOUTON to the 2013
LOTUS F1, not forgetting makes and models such as HISPANO SUIZA, ROLLS ROYCE,
LINCOLN, FACEL VEGA, DELAGE, DELAHAYE, PACKARD, HUMBER, NAPIER, FERRARI,
MASERATI, LAMBORGHINI, ALFA ROMEO, the LEXUS from the 2011 Royal Wedding, and
more. Also on display are race cars which have competed in the Rallye de
Monte-Carlo and the Monaco F1 Grand Prix.
Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
(except 25 December)
Children aged 6 to 17/ students: €4
crédit photo : photo DSC 4959 Gaëtan Luci/Palais Princier
photo AB-0022 Axel Bastello/Palais Princier